Sir John Gieve


Board of Trustees

What I do

Sir John Gieve is the Nesta chairman


Sir John Gieve is an independent director of CLS which settles most global foreign exchange transactions.

He is also a director of the Homerton Hospital Trust and Chair of trustees for the Clore Social Leadership Programme. He was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from January 2006 until February 2009 where he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee which sets interest rates in the UK and had responsibility for the Bank's Financial Stability work.

He was a member also of the Board of the Financial Services Authority, the UK regulator of financial services, and of the Financial Stability Board, which has led on the international response to the financial crisis under the G20.

From 2001 to the end of 2005, he was the Permanent Secretary of the Home Office which had lead responsibility for criminal justice, counter terrorism, policing, prisons, and immigration as well as for government relations with the Voluntary and Community Sector and race equality. Before that he spent twenty years at the UK Treasury, where he was private secretary to three Chancellors - Lawson, Major, and Lamont - and rose to head the Budget and Public Services directorates.