Governor of the Bank of England


Governor of the Bank of England

The Governor of the Bank of England is the most senior position in the Bank of England. It is nominally a civil service post, but the appointment tends to be from within the Bank, with the incumbent grooming his or her successor. The Governor of the Bank of England is also Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, with a major role in guiding national economic and monetary policy, and is therefore one of the most important public officials in the United Kingdom.

The current Governor is Mervyn King, appointed in 2003.

Governors of the Bank of England

*Sir John Houblon (1694–1697)
*Sir William Scawen (1697–1699)
*Nathaniel Tench (1699–1701)
*John Ward (1701–1703)
*Abraham Houblon (1703–1705)
*Sir James Bateman (1705–1707)
*Francis Eyles (1707–1709)
*Sir Gilbert Heathcote (1709–1711)
*Nathaniel Gould (1711–1713)
*John Rudge (1713–1715)
*Sir Peter Delme (1715–1717)
*Sir Gerard Conyers (1717–1719)
*John Hanger (1719–1721)
*Sir Thomas Scawen (1721–1723)
*Sir Gilbert Heathcote (1723–1725)
*William Thompson (1725–1727)
*Humphry Morice (1727–1729)
*Samuel Holden (1729–1731)
*Sir Edward Bellamy (1731–1733)
*Horatio Townshend (1733–1735)
*Bryan Benson (1735–1737)
*Thomas Cooke (1737–1740)
*Delillers Carbonnel (1740–1741)
*Stamp Brooksbank (1741–1743)
*William Fawkener (1743–1745)
*Charles Savage (1745–1747)
*Benjamin Longuet (1747–1749)
*William Hunt (1749–1752)
*Alexander Sheafe (1752–1754)
*Charles Palmer (1754–1756)
*Matthews Beachcroft (1756–1758)
*Merrick Burrell (1758–1760)
*Bartholomew Burton (1760–1762)
*Robert Marsh (1762–1764)
*John Weyland (1764–1766)
*Matthew Clarmont (1766–1769)
*William Cooper (1769–1771)
*Edward Payne (1771–1773)
*James Sperling (1773–1775)
*Samuel Beachcroft (1775–1777)
*Peter Gaussen (1777–1779)
*Daniel Booth (1779–1781)
* William Ewer (1781–1783)
*Richard Neave (1783–1785)
*George Peters (1785–1787)
*Edward Darell (1787–1789)
*Mark Weyland (1789–1791)
*Samuel Bosanquet (1791–1793)
*Godfrey Thornton (1793–1795)
*Daniel Giles (1795–1797)
*Thomas Raikes (1797–1799)
*Samuel Thornton (1799–1801)
*Job Mathew (1801–1802)
*Joseph Nutt (1802–1804)
*Benjamin Winthrop (1804–1806)
*Beeston Long (1806–1808)
*John Whitmore (1808–1810)
*John Pearse (1810–1812)
*William Manning (1812–1814)
*William Mellish (1814–1816)
*Jeremiah Harman (1816–1818)
*George Dorrien (1818–1820)
*Charles Pole (1820–1822)
*John Bowden (1822–1824)
*Cornelius Buller (1824–1826)
*John Baker Richards (1826–1828)
*Samuel Drewe (1828–1830)
*John Horsley Palmer (1830–1833)
*Richard Mee Raikes (1833–1834)
*James Pattison (1834–1837)
*Timothy Abraham Curtis (1837–1839)
*Sir John Rae Reid (1839–1841)
*Sir John Henry Pelly (1841–1842)
*William Cotton (1842–1845)
*John Benjamin Heath (1845–1847)
*William Robinson Robinson (April 1847-August 1847)
*James Morris (1847–1849)
*Henry James Prescot (1849–1851)
*Thomson Hankey (1851–1853)
*John Gellibrand Hubbard (1853–1855)
*Thomas Matthias Weguelin (1855–1857)
*Sheffield Neave (1857–1859)
*Bonamy Dobrée (1859–1861)
*Alfred Latham (1861–1863)
*Kirkman Daniel Hodgson (1863–1865)
*Henry Lancelot Holland (1865–1867)
*Thomas Newman Hunt (1867–1869)
*Robert Wigram Crawford (1869–1871)
*George Lyall (1871–1873)
*Benjamin Buck Greene (1873–1875)
*Henry Hucks Gibbs (1875–1877)
*Edward Howley Palmer (1877–1879)
*John William Birch (1879–1881)
*Henry Riversdale Grenfell (1881–1883)
*John Saunders Gilliat (1883–1885)
*James Pattison Currie (1885–1887)
*Mark Wilks Collet (1887–1889)
*William Lidderdale (1889–1892)
*David Powell (1892–1895)
*Albert George Sandeman (1895–1897)
*Hugh Colin Smith (1897–1899)
*Samuel Steuart Gladstone (1899–1901)
*Augustus Prevost (1901–1903)
*Samuel Hope Morley (1903–1905)
*Alexander Falconer Wallace (1905–1907)
*William Middleton Campbell (1907–1909)
*Reginald Eden Johnston (1909–1911)
*Alfred Clayton Cole (1911–1913)
*Sir Walter Cunliffe (1913–1918) (Lord Cunliffe from 1914)
*Sir Brien Cokayne (1918–1920)
*Sir Montagu Collet Norman (1920–1944)
*Thomas Sivewright Catto, 1st Baron Catto (1944–1949)
*Cameron Cobbold (March 1949-30 June 1961) (Lord Cobbold from 1960)
*George Rowland Stanley Baring, 3rd Earl of Cromer (1 July 1961–1966)
*Sir Leslie O'Brien (1966–1973)
*Gordon Richardson (1973–1983)
*Robin Leigh-Pemberton (1983–1993)
*Sir Edward George (1993-30 June 2003)
*Mervyn King (1 July 2003-)

External links

* [http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/pdfs/governors.pdf List of Governors of the Bank of England]


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