International economist and banker, Mark Carney is the former Governor of the Bank of England. Revered for his contributions to the finance and business sectors, Carney has been in the industry for three decades, thriving in a number of senior roles internationally throughout his career. Working extensively in banking, economics, and most recently in climate policy, Carney is an authority able to offer unrivalled value to a corporate audience as a keynote speaker.
As the Governor of the Bank of England, formerly the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Carney was the first non-Briton to be appointed to the role, a testament to his undeniable prowess in the finance and banking sector. After receiving the Queen of England’s blessing in late 2012, Carney took on the position at the bank in 2013, and spent seven years working towards transparency in British banking, navigating the economic climate of Brexit and connecting to businesses and the public through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside his duties to the bank, Carney was on the board of the World Economic Forum, and the Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board.
Graduating from Harvard University with a high degree in economics, Carney had the best quality foundation available in his field, which later allowed him to attend the prestigious University of Oxford where he obtained his Masters and Doctorate in the same subject. Dedicating much of his early career to the investment bank, Goldman Sachs, Carney worked in a number senior positions in offices around the world for the firm including as an Executive Director, Managing Director and co-head of Sovereign Risk. After thirteen years, Carney’s formidable reputation saw him selected as the Senior Associate Deputy Minister for the Canadian Department of Finance.
Since stepping down from the Bank of England, Carney has diversified into tackling climate change, taking on responsibility for the financial aspects of government bodies. In 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Carney the financial advisor for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change conference and the United Nations named him as a special envoy for climate change action, required to build financial reports and manage risk. Hear from a speaker with decades of invaluable experience in banking, finance and global affairs, able to offer transformative advice to an audience, when you book Mark Carney for an event.