Chris Johns

Chris Johns is Paragon's Non-Executive Director and Financial Economist. Chris brings incredible expertise to the business. He is currently an Irish Times columnist and financial/economic consultant.


Chris was most recently Chief Investment Officer for global fundamental equities, State Street Global Advisers (SSgA). Previously he was CIO & CEO of Bank of Ireland Asset Management. He has worked in Financial Services, mostly Asset Management and Investment Banking, since 1986. He was an Investment Strategist for ABN AMRO Securities, Allied Irish Capital Management and Collins Stewart; previously he was an Economist working in the UK Treasury and the National Institute of Economic & Social Research in London. He also taught economics in London and Cambridge Universities. 


During the period 2002 - 2012 he was an appointed member of the Welsh Assembly Government's Economic Research Advisory panel. Since retiring from SSgA Chris has worked as a consultant in various capacities.  He has co-authored reports on a number of topics including: Alternative Energy and the Economics of Advertising. He has regular public speaking engagements.