Mark Carney

Former Governor (2008 - 2013)


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Mr. Carney was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2008, for a term of seven years.

After five and half years of service as Governor, Mr. Carney departed the Bank of Canada on 1 June 2013 to become the Governor of the Bank of England. He was appointed to this position on 26 November 2012, with an effective date of 1 July 2013.

Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Mr. Carney received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1988. He received a master’s degree in economics in 1993 and a doctorate in economics in 1995, both from Oxford University. Mr. Carney was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in April 2013.

Prior to joining the public service, Mr. Carney had a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices. Mr. Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003. In November 2004, he left the Bank to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance – a position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank.

While serving as Governor of the Bank of Canada, Mr. Carney was also appointed as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in November 2011 for a three year term.

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May 21, 2013

Canada Works

Remarks Mark Carney Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM)/Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal Montréal, Quebec
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney discusses the “cornerstones of Canada’s prosperity.”
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches
April 30, 2013

Bank Note Unveiling

Governor Mark Carney with Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty, Mr. Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board at VIA Rail Canada and Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station (by satellite), unveil the final two notes of the new Polymer bank note series.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches
February 25, 2013

Rebuilding Trust in Global Banking

Remarks Mark Carney 7th Annual Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership - Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management - Richard Ivey School of Business - Western University London, Ontario
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney discusses the breakdown in trust in global banking and what is required to rebuild it.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

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