1.Dr Catherine L. Mann was appointed as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by the Chancellor on 22 June and is due to start the role on 1 September.
2.We took evidence from Dr Mann on 19 July 2021. She provided a full CV and answered our questionnaire prior to giving oral evidence. We thank her for her evidence.
3.In this Report, we have considered the suitability of Dr Mann against two criteria—the appropriate personal independence and professional competence to undertake the role of an external member of the MPC.