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Charles Jeremy Mawdesley Hardie CBE (known as Jeremy Hardie) (born 1938) is a British economist and businessman.



Education and early career

Hardie, the son of Sir Charles Hardie, was born in 1938 and educated at Winchester College before studying at the University of Oxford, firstly reading Literae Humaniores (classics) at New College and then switching to economics for a post-graduate degree at Nuffield College. He qualified as an accountant in 1965 but returned to Oxford thereafter, becoming a Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Keble College in 1968 after a year as a research fellow at Trinity College.[1]


Career after academia

He left Keble in 1975, becoming a partner in the accountants Dixon Wilson & Co in the same year and remaining until 1982. He was a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission from 1976 to 1983, serving as Deputy Chairman from 1980 to 1983. He has chaired various companies, including the W H Smith Group from 1994 to 1999 and Loch Fyne Restaurants from 2002 to 2005; he was also chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research from 1984 to 1989. Companies of which he has been a director include John Swire & Sons Limited (1982 to 1998).[1]

Awards and appointments

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1983 for his work at the Monopoly and Mergers Commission.[2] He was elected as an Honorary Fellow of Keble College in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Hardie, (Charles) Jeremy (Mawdesley)". Who's Who 2010. Oxford University Press. November 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  2. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49212, p. 8, 30 December 1982. Retrieved 23 March 2010.


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