People: BoE governor appoints first female private secretary

Bank of England and Stock Exchange
Rachael King

UK: The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, has chosen Laura Wallis to be his private secretary from August 3.

Wallis is the first woman to hold the role and will be in charge of managing the governor’s office when she takes up the post later this year. She will oversee the implementation of the governor’s policies, manage Bailey’s briefings and provide advice when needed. 

She will replace Rich Windram, who has acted as interim secretary during the transition between Bailey and

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