On 1 July 2013, Dr Mark Carney became the new governor of the Bank of England. Carney, a Canadian, was the first foreigner to fill the position in the Bank’s 319-year history. He has experience of private and central banking in several countries.
Carney was born on 16 March 1965 in Fort Smith, a small town in the Northwest Territories close to the Arctic Circle, but his family moved to the city of Edmonton when he was 6-years old. His parents were schoolteachers and he recalled, ‘Our house was filled with books and there was lots of discussion on the issues of the day’.
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