The Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, has
visited Wolverhampton to present a talk on the
Sir Mervyn, who has strong links to Wolverhampton, presented the
first in a new series of talks titled Wolverhampton Debates
yesterday (Monday, 9 July 2012).
The event was organised by Wolverhampton City Council, the
University of Wolverhampton and Pat McFadden MP, and compered by
BBC Midlands Today presenter Michael Collie.
Sir Mervyn spoke on the topic of ‘our economic future’ and then
took part in a question and answer session with the audience at the
event at the University’s City Campus.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor
Geoff Layer, said: “We were delighted to welcome Sir Mervyn King to
deliver the first in this new series of talks. As a University we
are striving to create excellent employment opportunities for our
students and graduates and are committed to working with businesses
to support the regeneration of the region, and Sir Mervyn’s
thoughts on the subject of our economic future were insightful,
interesting and thought-provoking.”
Simon Warren, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton City Council,
said: "I am extremely pleased that Sir Mervyn King was able to host
the first of a series of insightful debates here in the city. As
the Governor of the Bank of England, there aren't many people
better qualified to host a discussion on the economy. His strong
links with Wolverhampton made his thoughts and comments on the
local economy all the more absorbing."
Sir Mervyn King is one of the best known people in public life
who has an association with Wolverhampton. He attended Warstones
Primary School and Wolverhampton Grammar School, which he also
He has been the Governor of the Bank of England since 2003 and
is Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy
Committee. He was previously Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, and
Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991. Mervyn King was a
non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991.
Picture: (L – R) University of Wolverhampton
Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer, Governor of the Bank of
England Sir Mervyn King and Wolverhampton City Council Chief
Executive Simon Warren.
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