The Group of Thirty Staff
Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director
Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty an international financial think tank comprised senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia.
Previously, Dr. Mackintosh was a Washington-based economist and country risk manager for Mitsubishi International Corporation. Before locating to the United States, Dr. Mackintosh was Chief of Staff and principal speechwriter for leading politicians in the European Parliament.
In July 2016, Dr. Mackintosh was elected to be the 2016-2017 President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. Mackintosh is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists, composed of the fifty leading economists in North America. He serves on the advisory boards of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and the World Affairs Council. Dr. Mackintosh is a past Chairman and President of the National Economists Club of Washington, D.C.
Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Certified Business Economist (CBE). In 2015 Routledge published The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: The Return of State Authority, by Dr. Mackintosh. Recent other work includes: ‘Making the jump,’ UNEP, 2015; ‘A Response to Critics’, The Political Quarterly, 85(1); 2015; ‘The Financial Crisis and Paradigm Shift’, The Political Quarterly, 84(4), 2014; ‘The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and the creation of the Financial Stability Board’, World Economics, July-September, 2014.
When out of the office, Dr. Mackintosh can most often be found on his road or mountain bike.
Desiree Maruca, Associate Director
Desiree is the Associate Director at the Group of Thirty. In this position, she assists the Executive Director with all aspects of program development, event planning, and fundraising.
Ms. Maruca earned her Master of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Global Business and Transatlantic Trade from The School of International Service at The American University in Washington, DC. She also holds a BA in International Studies from American University, studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium and concentrating her work on the European Union.
Most recently Ms. Maruca was working at AU Abroad as the Financial Coordinator and Incoming International Student Advisor, managing financial affairs, event planning, and program coordination with institutions around the globe. She previously had experience working with The European Institute in Washington and TechAmerica Europe in Brussels.
Peter Bruno, Office Manager
Peter Bruno is the Office Manager of the Group of Thirty. He assists in coordinating logistics for the Group’s plenary sessions, seminars, and working group meetings. He also manages the publication process and the general administration of the G30 office.
Mr. Bruno received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Political Economy from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. While at Carleton, he participated in an off-campus program which studied the effects of economic liberalization in Myanmar and Thailand. Prior to graduation, Mr. Bruno completed internships at the U.S. Treasury Department and at the Center for Global Development.