Dame Kate Barker

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  Dame Kate Barker

Dame Kate Barker

commissioner , National Infrastructure Commission

Dame Kate Barker is a business economist. She is presently a non-executive director of Taylor Wimpey plc and Man Group plc, and chairs the Jersey Fiscal Policy Panel. She is also chairman of trustees at the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme, and a pension trustee at the Yorkshire Building Society.

Kate was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to May 2010. During this period, she led two major policy reviews for government, on UK housing supply and on land-use planning. Before joining the MPC, she was Chief Economic Adviser for the CBI.


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