BoE appoints Sir Jon Cunliffe as deputy governor

Sam Cordon

July 26, 2013

Cunliffe will ensure the safety and stability of the UK’s financial sector and will sit on the Bank’s court of directors, the Financial Policy Committee, the Monetary Policy Committee and the board of the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said: “I am delighted that Sir Jon Cunliffe is to join the Bank of England. I have been fortunate to have worked with Jon for over a decade on a wide variety of international issues at the G7, G20 and financial stability board.”

Carney described Cunliffe as an outstanding public servant with vast experience of financial and economic policy.

He said Cunliffe brings an important European and international perspective that will be vital in ensuring that the Bank of England can shape both the UK and international financial systems so that they effectively serve the needs of the real economy.

Cunliffe said: “I am delighted to have been appointed deputy governor for financial stability of the Bank of England.

“The Bank is of critical importance to the UK’s prosperity and stability. It is both an honour and an exciting challenge to be joining the Bank now as it takes on formally its new role and responsibilities for financial stability.

“I look forward to working with Mark Carney and all of the Bank team as this new chapter is written in the Bank’s long and distinguished history.”

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