Mark Carney

Dr Mark Carney OC

Governor of the Bank of England

MPhil Economics (1991)

Dr Mark Carney became Governor of the Bank of England in 2013, the first non-Briton to hold the position since the Bank’s foundation in 1624. Dr Carney took his undergraduate degree from Harvard, before coming to St Peter’s to read for an MPhil in Economics. 

After finishing his DPhil, Dr Carney began a 13-year career with Goldman Sachs. In 2003, he became Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, leaving just a year later to take up the position of Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance for the Canadian Government. Four years later, he returned to the Bank of Canada as Governor, a position he held until his appointment to the Bank of England. 

Dr Carney was made an Officer of the Order of Canada – Canada’s second-highest honour for merit – in 2015, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto.  

He is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s. For photographs of Dr Carney’s most recent visit to St Peter’s – and his widely publicised speech in the Sheldonian – click here.