The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, will discuss the latest developments in the global economy and risks to the outlook, including the impact of rising tensions in international trade, in a special event organised by the Financial Times at the Barbican in London.
Mark Carney on the Global Economy: a special event hosted by the Financial Times
Governor of the Bank of England
Agenda - 12th Feb
1:00pmSpecial address by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, followed by Q&A with Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times
Mark Carney is the Governor of the Bank of England and Chair of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee. His appointment as Governor was approved by Her Majesty the Queen on 26 November 2012. The Governor joined the Bank on 1 July 2013. At the request of the Chancellor, the Governor has agreed to serve until 31 January 2020.
In addition to his duties as Governor of the Bank of England, Mr Carney serves as First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, and as a member of the Group of Thirty and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
Mark Carney was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1988. He went on to receive a Master’s degree in Economics in 1993 and a doctorate in Economics in 1995, both from Oxford University.
After a 13-year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices, Mr Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003. In November 2004, he left the Bank of Canada to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada on 1 February 2008. Mr Carney served as Governor of the Bank of Canada and Chairman of its Board of Directors until 1 June 2013.
Chris Giles is the Economics Editor of the Financial Times. He leads the reporting of economics in the newspaper and on FT.com, and has been economics editor since 2004.
He reports on international economic trends and the British economy, and contributes comment to FT.com’s premium blog, dedicated to central banking and money supply. He was previously the FT’s leader writer on economic affairs.
Mr Giles was named Business Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2012. He has also won the Royal Statistical Society’s prize for excellence in journalism in 2008 and 2012. He is a member of the 2014 advisory board of the Journal of the European Economic Association.
Before becoming Economics Editor, he spent a year at the communications regulator, Ofcom, writing reports about digital switchover and public service broadcasting.
Prior to joining the Financial Times in 2000, Mr Giles was an economics reporter at the BBC. He started his career in research, spending seven years as an economist for the Institute for Fiscal Studies and has a wide publications record. At the IFS he led or worked on projects for clients including the Treasury, the OECD and the European Commission.
Mr Giles is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Master’s degree in economics from Birkbeck College, London University.
Places are strictly limited to c-suite executives from the following sectors:
- Financial Services
- Law Firms
Level 4, Barbican Centre
London EC2Y 8DS