Sir Jon Cunliffe became Deputy Governor for Financial Stability on 1 November 2013. Jon is a member of the Bank’s Financial Policy and Monetary Policy Committees, the Bank’s Court of Directors and the Prudential Regulation Authority Board.
He has specific responsibility within the Bank for the supervision and oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures, for Resolution and for the provision of Emergency Liquidity Assistance. He is a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board Steering Committee, the Bank for International Settlements’ Board of Directors and the European Systemic Risk Board.
Before joining the Bank, Jon was the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, effective from 9 January 2012. From July 2007 to December 2011, he was the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Europe and Global Issues and the UK Sherpa for the G8 and G20 and the Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary responsible for EU coordination.
Between 2002 and 2007, Jon was Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury, Managing Director of the Macroeconomic and International Finance Directorate. He was responsible for UK macroeconomic policy, international and EU policy and financial services and the Government’s representative at the meetings of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee.
Between 1990 and 2002, Jon held various posts at HM Treasury, including Managing Director for Financial Regulation and posts on EU and international finance. He led the Treasury’s work on operational independence of the Bank of England; European Monetary Union; and the international financial system. Prior to that Jon held a number of posts at the Department of Transport and the Environment.
Jon was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year Honours 2001, and made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours 2010. He has a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Manchester and spent some time as a Lecturer on English Literature at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Martin Donnelly has been the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills since October 2010.
Martin has extensive economic and international experience, he:
joined the FCO Board in 2004 as Director General, Europe and Globalisation, where he was G8 foreign affairs sherpa
was the Deputy Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat, leading work on European economic reform for the government between 1998 and 2003
has worked in the European Commission and been on secondment to the French Finance Ministry
Martin has also worked across Whitehall, starting his career in HM Treasury. He was Policy Director of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at the Home Office. He also served as Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Carolyn is an experienced business leader whose responsibilities and achievements span a range of operational and board roles in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, media and banking.
As a McKinsey consultant and partner, she advised companies across the UK on issues of competitiveness and growth and as Director of Strategy and Distribution at the BBC she created and launched Freeview. She also has policy and government experience, and is a strong advocate for UK businesses of all sizes and sectors.
Carolyn has extensive boardroom experience, including as a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, The Vitec Group (a medium-sized photographic and broadcast equipment supplier), global outsourcer Capita, the Competition and Markets Authority and UK Statistics Authority. Between 2008 and 2011, Carolyn was a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Services Authority.
Carolyn was Director of Group Development and Strategy at ITV from 2007-2010. She joined the company at a time of crisis as the advertising market collapsed following the financial crash. She was put in charge of ITV’s emergency cost-reduction programme to cut the company’s cost base by 25%. This enabled ITV to weather the storm and subsequently return to growth.
And as Director of Strategy and Distribution at the BBC, Carolyn ran the BBC’s transmission arm responsible for delivery of the BBC’s services to viewers, including on cable and satellite. She managed a budget of £150 million and negotiated the BBC’s major distribution deals with Sky, Virgin and BT. In 2002/3, she created and launched Freeview, a joint venture between the BBC, Sky and Arqiva, which became one of the UK’s most successful new television services.
Carolyn has spent eight years at as a consultant and then partner at McKinsey & Company where she worked with companies in sectors as diverse as brewing, DIY retailing, computer services, investment management and newspapers, advising on mergers, business expansion, cost control and global competitiveness. Carolyn later became one of the leaders of McKinsey’s UK’s media practice, specialising in digital strategy.
Carolyn also has a strong understanding of Whitehall and Westminster. From 1995-97, she was seconded from McKinsey as a Special Adviser in Number 10’s Policy Unit, where she advised on health and social services.
She began her career as an economist at the World Bank, before joining the Economist magazine as a business and financial journalist.
She read Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, graduating with a double-First (1983). She holds an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carolyn is married with three children and lives in Hampshire. She is a Trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Sir Jeremy Heywood was appointed Cabinet Secretary following the announcement of Sir Gus O’Donnell’s retirement in December 2011. From September 2014 Jeremy also took on the title Head of the Civil Service.
Prior to that, Sir Jeremy Heywood was Permanent Secretary to two successive Prime Ministers at 10 Downing Street. He also spent over three years as a Managing Director including as co-head of the UK Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Sir Jeremy Heywood occupied a range of senior civil service roles, including as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (1999–2003).
Prior to that, he had a variety of senior roles at HM Treasury including:
Head of Securities and Markets Policy
Head of Corporate and Management Change
He also served as Principal Private Secretary to Chancellors Norman Lamont and Kenneth Clarke and had a spell at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. His first job in the civil service was as an Economic Adviser to the Health and Safety Executive.
Mark Lloyd became Chief Executive of the Local Government Association in November 2015. He brought to the LGA ten years experience as a Council Chief Executive (Cambridgeshire County Council from 2008 and Durham County Council from 2005).
Mark has overall responsibility for 349 members of staff and a budget of £54.1m
Mark is a Trustee of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and a patron of The Whitehall Industry Group.
Nigel was appointed Group Managing Director of Programmes and Support, one of three Global Operating Groups in BAE Systems, in 2008. In this role he has responsibility for UK Businesses including Maritime, Military Air & Information, Combat Vehicles (UK), UK Munitions and the Group’s Shared Services operations. These businesses deliver over £7bn turnover predominantly in UK defence but also in international markets.
Nigel undertakes a number of additional roles:
Commissioner, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Chairman, WIG (Whitehall and Industry Group)
Chairman, UK Council for Electronic Business
Member, Apprentice Ambassador Network
Nigel is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been active in defence programmes including design, development, production and support for 30 years, working in the UK, Sweden and Australia. Nigel was awarded a CBE for services to Vocational Education and Skills in the 2015 Birthday Honours list.
Prior to joining BAE Systems as an aerodynamicist, Nigel worked for Rolls-Royce for four years as a production engineering apprentice and graduated in mechanical engineering.
Debbie started her career in the Private Sector, achieving a place on Marks & Spencer retail graduate scheme on leaving University. She worked in retail and the Private Sector for 21 years in a variety of HR roles both in the UK and abroad before joining the Civil Service in 2009.
Leading HR across Government, Debbie spent a year with DWP as HR Director in Policy before joining DEFRA for two years as their HR Director. In 2013 she joined the Ministry of Justice for a year as Group HR Director before returning to DWP to take up post as HR Director General in January 2014.
In her capacity as HR Director General at DWP, Debbie sets the HR strategy - aligning this to both the business strategy and Civil Service Reform to ensure Business delivery and the creation of an extraordinary department.
As Disability, Wellbeing and Worklife Balance champion Debbie is passionate about enabling colleagues to reach their own potential whilst inspiring others to do the same.
Catherine Brown took up post as Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency on 16 October 2012.
Catherine was previously Chief Executive of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), which is an executive Agency of Defra. She joined Animal Health, one of the AHVLA’s predecessor bodies in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer, before becoming Chief Executive and leading the Agency into the newly merged AHVLA.
Before joining the civil service in 2007, Catherine had started her career with Unilever, where she worked in the UK and abroad for five years and qualified as a management accountant. She then worked in the NHS in East London, helping to set up Newham Community Health Services NHS Trust before becoming its Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive. From there Catherine joined BUPA, where she worked for ten years. As Managing Director of BUPA Wellness, and as Director of Change for BUPA’s health insurance business, her roles included running hospitals.
In the past, Catherine has also been a non-executive Board member or Chair of various charities.
Björn Conway leads the dedicated team of Ernst & Young partners that provide the full breadth of Ernst & Young’s services to Government in the UK and Ireland. The business spans central Government departments and local public services.
Björn is Ernst & Young’s Global Defence Leader and also leads the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Resilience team serving Government and industry clients in the sector.
In August 2010, Björn was appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to the Defence Reform Steering Group chaired by Lord Levene of Portsoken. The Group undertook a fundamental review of the Ministry of Defence to develop a new model for Departmental management to support the delivery of Defence outputs at significantly reduced running costs. The report was put before the House of Commons on 27 June 2011. Björn was then asked to assist the Secretary of State as a non-executive member of his Transformation Steering Group.
Björn is an Advisory Partner who has worked across many sectors in the UK, Europe and Australia helping Government departments and businesses develop policies, restructure organisations, improve business performance, and deliver critical, complex and challenging programmes and initiatives. His recent work in Government includes leading Ernst & Young’s support to the delivery of a multi-£bn programme for the Home Office, performance improvement in Health, and a wide range of engagements within Defence.
Howard has been the Group Head of Public Affairs at Standard Life plc since 2009, with responsibilities covering engagement with policy makers and public policy in the EU, Westminster/Whitehall and in Scotland, with a particular emphasis on issues around the ageing society, financial services regulation, corporate governance and long-term investment.
Immediately prior to that Howard was responsible for EU Public Policy at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and before that held a variety of strategy and commercial roles at RBS and NatWest in retail and corporate banking.
Howard is a school governor and a keen but variably successful allotment gardener. Howard is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
David is currently Entrepreneur in Residence with Atos, supporting Atos and it’s client to take advantage of the internet and digital services.
Prior to Atos, David was the Programme Director of Business.Gov, a cross UK government initiative designed to make Britain a better place to do business. This included delivering the businesslink.gov.uk online service. David has started and grown several digital technology companies including anaqua.com (innovation and intellectual property) and clipzonk.com (collaboration and stakeholder management)..
David’s key skills are focused on digital; improving the way that organisations interact with customers and staff; creating new services and bringing them to market; and ensuring we are safe in a world where cyber threats are invisible and ever present.
Janette Durbin became the Director for Civil Service Talent in April 2015. The Civil Service Talent team is responsible for developing world class leaders for the future Civil Service. This includes supporting the Cabinet Secretary in managing the appointment and development of Permanent Secretaries.
Janette was previously the HR Director in the Department for Education from May 2012 and, prior to that, HR Director at the Cabinet Office for 3 years. She spent much of her earlier career in human resources roles at the Ministry of Justice.
Charles Eales is the Head of Public Sector Relations at Microsoft UK with responsibility for engagement with government on public policy issues and leadership for corporate social responsibility in the UK. This involves working on a range of topics including public sector transformation, accelerating innovation and growth, corporate governance and digital accessibility.
Charles has spent twenty five years working in marketing, government relations and sustainability including the last 18 at Microsoft in a variety of roles. He has previously worked for a range of public and private sector organisations including BMI Healthcare, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Hertz as well as being seconded to work for Government on initiatives around digital inclusion and online safety.
Charles was educated at City University where he received a BSc Hons in Business Studies. He is married with 2 teenage children.
Charles is a Business Representative for Thames Valley & Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership with responsibility for transport, and Parent Governor at Wallingford School with responsibility for students with Special Educational Needs.
A HR professional with over 25 years of global experience including senior management/director roles for Cadbury Schweppes in the UK and overseas and the British Council. Appointed to the Group’s Management Board in September 2013.
She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Durham.
Eleanor started working in Local Government in 1974 and has worked at every level from junior Trainee Accountant to Chief Executive. She has undertaken the Chief Executive role in three London Boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Merton and Southwark.
As part of her role in Southwark she is also the Chief Officer responsible for regeneration and planning.
During her career Eleanor also spent five years working for KPMG which has given her a good public/private perspective.
Eleanor has held a number of non Executive Directorships, most notably as a Trustee of Tomorrow People Charitable Trust, and as a non executive Chairman of the board of directors for a private sector consultancy company.
Outside of work her hobbies are scuba diving, cooking and renovating properties.