MWMG Welcome Bank of England Member
On Tuesday Mid Wales Manufacturing Group (MWMG) were pleased to have arranged an informal round table discussion with Dr Gertjan Vlieghe a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and some MWMG Members.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is made up of nine members – the Governor, the three Deputy Governors for Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Markets and Banking, the Chief Economist and four external members appointed directly by the Chancellor.
Prior to his appointment, Dr Gertjan Vlieghe had been a partner and senior economist at Brevan Howard Asset Management, researching global macroeconomic trends and their interaction with asset prices. From 2005 to 2007 he was a bond strategist at Deutsche Bank. From 1998 to 2005 he held a number of posts at the Bank of England, including the post of Economic Assistant to Governor Mervyn King.
The round table event was kindly hosted by Dawson Shanahan, the award winning precision engineering company based in Welshpool. Discussions included the regional labour market, infrastructure and export markets.