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Bank of England announces executive director appointments

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Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | January 28, 2015
Bank of EnglandJanuary 28, 2015, London, United Kingdom - The Bank of England announced two new appointments to its executive team.
The Court of the Bank of England approved the appointment of Alex Brazier as executive director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk (FSSR), effective March 16, 2015.

Mr. Brazier joined the Bank in 2001 as an economist, and has held a variety of increasingly senior positions over the course of his career, most recently as Private Secretary to the Governor since November 2011. He will become a member of the FPC effective from 1 April. His appointment fills the vacancy left by the departure of Spencer Dale in August 2014.

The Court also approved the appointment of Sam Woods as Executive Director for Insurance Supervision., effective from 7 April 2015.

Mr. Woods joined the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2011 and transferred to the Bank in 2013 with the integration of the PRA. He most recently served as Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, and prior to that was Director for Domestic UK Banks Supervision.

Before joining the FSA/Bank, Mr. Woods spent ten years at HM Treasury, including a year as Secretary to the Independent Commission on Banking. His appointment fills the vacancy left by the departure of Julian Adams in August 2014.

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