Dame Kate Barker

Senior Adviser, Credit Suisse

Biography

Kate Barker is a business economist. Her particular interests are monetary policy and housing. She was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, she also led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning. Before joining the MPC she was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI.

She is presently a Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse and a non-executive director of Electra Private Equity plc, Taylor Wimpey plc and the Yorkshire Building Society. She is also on the board of the Office for Budget Responsibility, chair of the Society of Business Economists and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.

She was made a Dame in 2014 for services to economics.

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