Financial and economic expert who served as Governor of both the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. From 2004-2007, he also served in the Canadian Department of Finance.
After studying economics at Harvard and Oxford, he worked for over a decade at the Toronto, London, New York, and Tokyo offices of Goldman Sachs.
He helped stabilize the Canadian economy during the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
With his wife and fellow economist, Diana Fox, he raised four daughters.
In 2011, he took over for Mario Draghi as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board.