Jim Power is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited and conducts economic and financial consultancy projects both in Ireland and overseas. He is a regular speaker at conferences both in Ireland and overseas. He has taught on the Executive and Full-Time MBA at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin and at Dublin City University. He is currently teaching a Diploma in Economics for Independent Colleges.
He is an economic advisor to the Friends First Group. He was formerly Treasury Economist at AIB and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Treasury (resigned in 2000).
Author of ‘Friends First Quarterly Economic Outlook’ since 2001, he writes a weekly column in the Irish Examiner and Sunday Business Post online edition. He contributes to numerous other newspapers and magazines on an occasional basis. He is a board member of Agri-aware, the food awareness body and is Chairperson of Love Irish Food.
In April 2013, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine appointed him a member of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board. He is Chairman of Three Rock Capital. He is a native of Waterford and comes from a farming background.