Bush adviser appointed to Bank of England MPC

Kristin Forbes

George Osborne, the UK chanceller of the exchequer, has appointed Kristin Forbes, a former advisor to President George W Bush and expert in financial contagion, to the Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

Forbes is the second woman waiting to take up a post on the currently all-male committee of nine, just two months after Nemat ‘Minouche' Shafik was appointed as the bank's deputy governor for markets and banking in March.

Forbes, currently a professor of management and globa

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