Dr. Eliza Filby is an academic, speaker and broadcaster specialising in Generational Intelligence.

She was born in south London, educated in Durham and London, and received her PhD in history from the University of Warwick in the Midlands. Between 2010-2014, she lectured at Remnin University Beijing (where she taught the history of capitalism) and King’s College London.

She published her first book God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul in 2015 based on her PhD and when writing about political change in the eighties, became interested in the generation that were born in that era - Millennials. Out of which, spun a research career into generational change.

Eliza Filby then founded GradTrain, a business which provides training workshops for graduates helping them develop their skills. Since 2014 it has become one of the leading training organisations for universities in UK.

She has written for the major broadsheets in the UK from The Guardian, Times, Telegraph as well as reviewed for the Financial Times and has frequently appeared on television news broadcasts.

She is a member of the Women’s Network Forum and serves on the Advisory Board for ‘The Future Group’ at Strategy International.

Eliza Filby is currently writing a book on the history of generations as well as speaking for companies dealing with a challenging multi-generational environment from recruiting Gen Z to retaining Millennial talent, through to practical tips on how to deal with a multi-generational client or employee base.



Stephen Barber, Head of Group Communications, the Pictet Private Bank Group
“Eliza Filby not only has a superb command of the Millennials issue, but is a clear, engaging and witty speaker. She held the attention of a diverse audience of senior wealth and asset management professionals and handled the Q&A in a spontaneous and lively manner. Eliza combines academic rigour with the practical experience of a successful businesswoman. It’s a winning combination.”
– Stephen Barber, Head of Group Communications, the Pictet Private Bank Group
Stephen Doherty, Managing Director, Barclays Corporate Relations
“Eliza’s insightful and engaging presentation to over 130 corporate communicators left us wanting more. She merged academic theory and research together seamlessly with real examples to which we could all relate, both at a personal and professional level. Eliza’s presentation has been a talking point ever since and has created quite the buzz – thank you!”
– Stephen Doherty, Managing Director, Barclays Corporate Relations