Paul Tucker to leave the Bank of England

Sam Cordon

June 14, 2013

The exact date of Tucker’s departure from the Bank will be confirmed in due course but it is likely to be in the autumn after he has provided support to the new governor, Mark Carney, through the first months of his term of office.

Until he leaves the Bank Tucker will continue to be an active member of the G20’s Financial Stability Board and of other international committees.

After Tucker leaves the Bank he plans to spend a period of time in academia in the United States.

He said: “It has been an extraordinary honour to serve at the Bank of England over the past thirty years.

“I am very proud that, through the Bank and the wider central banking community, I have been able to make a contribution to monetary and financial stability.

“I will continue to do so in the coming months. I am looking forward to supporting Mark Carney as he arrives at the Bank.”

Outgoing governor Sir Mervyn King said: “I have been privileged to have had Paul Tucker as a close colleague and deputy during my time at the Bank and as Governor.

“Paul’s contribution to the Bank, to monetary policy, and more generally to public policy, both in the UK and in the world as a whole has been enormous.

“Paul has more to contribute in the future and I am very pleased that he will support my successor, Mark Carney, as he settles into the Bank.”

Incoming governor Mark Carney added: “It has been an enormous privilege to work closely with Paul at the FSB over the past several years.

“Paul has contributed immeasurably to a series of critical financial reforms including policies to end Too-Big-to-Fail and to build more resilient derivative and funding markets.

“I wish Paul every success in the next phase of his career and look forward to maintaining our close dialogue on how to build a more resilient financial system that more effectively serves the needs of the real economy.”

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