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The Governor of the Bank of England is the most senior position in the
Bank of England The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694 to act as the Kingdom of England, English Government's banker, and still one of the bankers for t ...

Bank of England
. It is nominally a
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post, but the appointment tends to be from within the bank, with the incumbent grooming their successor. The Governor of the Bank of England is also Chairman of the
Monetary Policy CommitteeMonetary Policy Committee (MPC) may refer to: * Monetary Policy Committee (India) of the Reserve Bank of India * Monetary Policy Committee (United Kingdom) The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is a committee of the Bank of England, which meets ...
, with a major role in guiding national economic and monetary policy, and is therefore one of the most important public officials in the
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United Kingdom
. According to the original charter of 27 July 1694 the bank's affairs would be supervised by a Governor, a Deputy Governor, and 24 directors. In its current incarnation, the Bank's Court of Directors has 12 (or up to 14) members, of whom five are various designated executives of the Bank. The 121st and current Governor is Andrew Bailey, who began his term in March 2020.


Governors of the Bank of England (1694–present)


See also

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Chief Cashier of the Bank of England The Chief Cashier of the Bank of England is the person responsible for issuing Bank_of_England_note_issues, banknotes at the Bank of England and is the director of the divisions which provide the Bank of England's banking infrastructure. This pers ...
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Deputy Governor of the Bank of England A Deputy Governor of the Bank of England is the holder of one of a small number of senior positions at the Bank of England, reporting directly to the Governor of the Bank of England, Governor. According to the original charter of 27 July 1694 the ...


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List of Governors of the Bank of England
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England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. E ...