John Curnow

Director of Analysis at MOD, Defence and Security Accelerator

Director of Analysis, Ministry of Defence
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

John Curnow is Director of Analysis at the Ministry of Defence.

Previously John Curnow was Chief Economist at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). In this role he was responsible for ensuring Defra’s policies are informed by high quality economic analysis and advice.

From 2014 to 2016, John was Economics Director at the independent healthcare regulator, Monitor. Prior to this, John worked in a range of economics and strategy roles in the health sector and in central Government, including working at HM Treasury, DfT, DCLG and, earlier in his career, environmental tax and appraisal issues. John holds a first degree from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham.