- Andrew Sentance
honorific-prefix = Dr
name = Andrew Sentance
office2 = Member of the
Monetary Policy Committee
Clare College, Cambridge, London School of Economics
profession = EconomistDr Andrew Sentance is an external member of the
Monetary Policy Committeeof the Bank of England. He was appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2006, and began work on 1 October 2006.
Andrew Sentance was educated at
Eltham Collegeand Clare College, Cambridge. At Eltham College, he studied Economics, Mathematics and History at A Level, and at Clare College gained a BA (Hons, 2.1) and an MA in Economics. He gained a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics(thesis title: "The Government as employer: a macroeconomic analysis") and an MSc, also in Economics, from the L.S.E.
He holds visiting professorships at
Cranfield Universityand Royal Holloway, University of London; he is also a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Business Economists. He is a member of the Commission for Integrated Transportwhich advises the UK Government on transport policy issues, and is a part-time Professorial Fellow at the University of Warwick, where he is now based at Warwick Business Schooland will work in the broad area of the economics of climate change.
Before joining the Bank of England, Andrew Sentance held various economic positions. He was Head of Economic Policy and Director of Economic Affairs at the
Confederation of British Industry(C.B.I.), and was a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters(also known as the Seven Wise Men), established in 1992 to provide advice to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
British Airwaysin 1998 from London Business School, where he was Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasting. At British Airways, he was Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs. He was also one of the five senior managers appointed in 2001 to prepare the company's "Future Size and Shape" turnaround plan.
Sentance was a founder member of the Treasury’s
Panel of Independent Forecasterswhich provided advice to the Chancellor of the Exchequerduring the Conservative Government in the 1990s. He has also acted as a government adviser on official statistics and corporate social responsibility.
Family and Interests
Andrew Sentance is 48 and is married with two children. His main interest outside work is music, and he plays the piano, organ, guitar and bass guitar. He is also involved in local church activities in the Parish of Stifford. Sentance takes a keen interest in environmental affairs and also in charity work: he is a trustee of the Anglo-German Foundation and a former trustee of the charity Harvest Help, which is dedicated to improving life for rural African communities.
* [http://www.harvesthelp.org Harvest Help (charity)]
* [http://www.parishofstifford.co.uk/ Parish of Stifford website] (featuring information on St. Cedds' and St. Mary's churches)
* [http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/people/biographies/sentance.htm Andrew Sentance's Bank of England profile]
* [http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article1426463.ece Article in The Times Newspaper]
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