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Bank of England governor Mark Carney hires new top adviser

Apr 12, 2018 - City A.M.
Board and Executive Moves

BANK of England governor Mark Carney has hired James Benford as his new private secretary, one of his most trusted advisory positions.

The influential post behind the scenes will put Benford in charge of the flow of briefings across the governor's desk, give him responsibility for managing his diary, and make him a key aide when Carney is preparing speeches.

Benford replaces Iain de Weymarn, the Bank confirmed.

Benford studied economics at Cambridge University and the London Sc...