Andrew Sentance


Andrew Sentance

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name = Andrew Sentance
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office2 = Member of the Monetary Policy Committee
term_start2 = October 2006
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governor2 = Mervyn King
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alma_mater = Clare College, Cambridge, London School of Economics
profession = Economist
Dr Andrew Sentance is an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. He was appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2006, and began work on 1 October 2006.

Qualifications

Andrew Sentance was educated at Eltham College and 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 University and 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 Transport which 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 School and will work in the broad area of the economics of climate change.

Previous Work

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.

He joined British Airways in 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.

Government Work

Sentance was a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters which provided advice to the Chancellor of the Exchequer during 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.

Related Links

* [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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