|Date & Time:||April 30, 2015 5:30 pm||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
|Venue:||Lecture Theatre, MSCI|
Dame Kate Barker CBE, Office for Budget Responsibility Oversight Board, Senior Visiting Fellow Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dame Kate Barker CBE read PPE at Oxford. 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. Previously, Kate Barker was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England 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. In 2011 she was appointed to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Oversight Board.
Barker chairs the advisory board for the Spatial Economics Research Centre at the London School of Economics, is a member of the advisory board for the Centre for Economic Policy at the LSE, and became Chair of the advisory board for the Centre for Business Research at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, in October 2012. She is a senior visiting fellow in the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge.
She is currently chairing the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England for the King’s Fund, and is leading a quality review for the Office of National Statistics. She took over as Chair of the Society of Business Economists in 2013.