Kate Barker

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Biographical Information

"Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21st April 2011, Kate is a business economist. She is presently a Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse and a non-executive director of Electra Private Equity plc and the Yorkshire Building Society. Previously, Kate was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, she also led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning. Before joining the MPC she was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI. She was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to social housing." [1]

Kate Barker is a non-executive director of the Office for Budget Responsibility, Electra Private Equity plc, Taylor Wimpey plc and the Yorkshire Building Society.


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  1. Taylor Wimpey Board, organizational web page, accessed August 21, 2012.
  2. Centre for Progressive Capitalism About, organizational web page, accessed February 29, 2016.