Select Committee on Treasury Minutes of Evidence

Sir John Gieve's Curriculum Vitae

  Sir John Gieve was appointed Deputy Governor in January 2006. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee, he has specific responsibility for the Bank's Financial Stability work and is a member of the Board of the FSA.

  Before joining the Bank he was Home Office Permanent Secretary. He was appointed in April 2001. Over the last four years he has led a major programme to improve the performance and build the capacity of the department and its agencies through rigorous performance management, bringing in new skills, and restructuring the department and the services it is responsible for.

  He joined the Civil Service in 1974 working in the Department of Employment on industrial relations, pay policy and special training and employment schemes to reduce unemployment.

  He moved to Treasury in 1978 and worked on employment and energy policy before becoming Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary. Between 1984 and 1986 he was seconded to 3i as an investment controller in their London office. He returned to Treasury to head the team co-ordinating the annual public expenditure survey and in 1988 was appointed Treasury Press Secretary. One year later he became Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor, and worked for Nigel Lawson, John Major and Norman Lamont.

  Between 1991 and 1994 John headed the group responsible for policy on banks and City regulators before moving to the Directorate responsible for planning and control of public spending and for improving productivity in the public services. John managed the Comprehensive Spending Reviews in 1998 and 2000, establishing the system of Public Service Agreements and setting up the Public Services Productivity Panel.

  He chaired the reviews of crime reduction and of children and young people at risk in the 2000 Spending Review, the latter focussed on how to mobilise all departmental programmes to support key cross-departmental targets.

John is married with two sons in their early twenties and has lived for 20 years in North London. He is a Governor of an Islington Primary School, trustee of a local sports charity and a keen Arsenal supporter.

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