Sir John Vickers gives evidence

12 November 2012

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards holds its 11th public session on Monday 12 November with Sir John Vickers giving evidence.


At 2.30pm, Monday 12 November, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

  • Sir John Vickers, Former Chairman of the Independent Commission on Banking

John Vickers is Warden of All Souls College, Oxford. He was Chair of the Independent Commission on Banking and gave evidence, alongside other members of the Commission, to the Treasury Select Committee in May and October 2011.

After a period working in the oil industry, he taught economics at Oxford University and was Drummond Professor of Political Economy from 1991 to 2008. He was President of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2003–2007, and of the Royal Economic Society, 2007–10.

From 1998–2000 he was Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. From 2000–05 he was Director General/Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading. Sir John was knighted in 2005.

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