Sir John Gieve

Former British Civil Servant Who Served as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England

Sir Edward John Gieve, KCB is a former British civil servant, who served as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England and an ex officio member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2006 to 2009.

Gieve served as Permanent Secretary at the Home Office from 2001 to 2005. At the time, the Home Office was the government department responsible for law and order, including prisons and probation, policing, oversight of MI5, and immigration and nationality matters. As Permanent Secretary, Gieve was in charge of the Department’s administrative functions and its civil servants, working to the Ministerial team headed by the Home Secretary. During Gieve’s tenure at the Home Office, there were three Home Secretaries; Jack Straw (until 2001), David Blunkett (2001–2004), and Charles Clarke (from 2004). Blunkett was obliged to resign from government after a scandal involving accusations of abuse of his official position and misuse of government funds.

In early January 2006 Gieve was appointed as the new Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of England. The appointment was for a five-year term, and carried with it membership of the influential Monetary Policy Committee.

On 18 June 2008 the Bank of England announced that Gieve would be stepping down in 2009, two years early, after his work to reform the Bank to take on formal and legal responsibility for financial stability was complete.

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When at corporate events, John is known to cover the following topics:

  • Economy & Finance
  • The British Economy
  • British Politics
  • Brexit & The EU
  • Business & Banking