People: BoE appoints general counsel; Chicago Booth professor joins Slovakian board

Sonya Branch

UK: Sonya Branch was appointed as the Bank of England's (BoE) general counsel today, an executive director-level position at the head of the central bank's legal directorate. She replaces Graham Nicholson, who retires at the end of April.

Branch joins the central bank from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority, where she is currently executive director for enforcement.

She was formerly executive director for enforcement and mergers at the Office of Fair Trading, and a partner at law firm Cl

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