Previous to his becoming the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn Allister King was the Deputy Governor from 1998 until 2003. He also had the role of Chief Economist and executive Director from 1991, previous to which he was a non-executive director from 1990 until the following year. Today, not only is Mr. King the Governor of the Bank of England, he is also Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee.
Mervyn King was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University in the United States. Before teaching as a special visiting professor at Harvard and MIT, he also taught at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities. Mr. King was the founder of the Financial Markets Group during the time he was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, from the year 1984.
Born in 1948, today Mervyn King is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is also an Honorary Fellow of King’s and St. John’s Colleges in Cambridge, and he has honorary degrees from the following institutions: Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall, London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Cambridge and Helsinki Universities. In addition Mervyn King is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is now a member of the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra.