Man Group appoints Dame Katharine Barker to board
Dame Kate brings to Man Group over 30 years' experience as a top level Government and business economist with broad-ranging knowledge of monetary and public policy, and the financial services sector.
Dame Kate as a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to 2010, during which time she also led two major policy reviews on housing and planning.
Dame Kate currently acts as a non-executive member of the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Her previous roles include Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse between 2010 and 2016 and Chief Economic Adviser for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from 1994 to 2001.
Dame Kate is currently Chairman of the Trustees of the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme, a non-executive director of the Yorkshire Building Society, serving on the Risk and Remuneration Committees, and a non-executive director of Taylor Wimpey, where she acts as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Dame Kate was awarded a DBE in 2014 for services to the British economy and a CBE in 2005 for services to social housing.