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Adair Turner (Lord Turner) was formerly Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the regulatory body which oversaw the financial services industry in the UK until its abolition in March 2013. He is also Chairman of the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee.
In March 2009 the FSA produced a report recommending a revamp of global banking regulation in response to the credit crunch and collapse of global banking liquidity.
Adair Turner lead the FSA as it wrestled with the challenge of rebuilding its reputation and negotiated changes to the regulatory regime.
Adair Turner is also Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University.
He became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005. He was Chairman of the Pensions Commission from 2003 – 2006, and of the Low Pay Commission from 2002 – 2006.
Until September 2008 Adair Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank; from 2000-2006 he was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, and from 1995-99, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. Prior to that, between 1992 and 1995, he built the McKinsey’s practice in Eastern Europe and Russia as a Director.
In 2015 he was a co-author of the Global Apollo Programme, a report that calls for developed nations to commit to spending 0.02% of their GDP for 10 years to fund co-ordinated research on carbon-free baseload electricity in order to make it more economically viable.
Adair Turner is also trustee of the World Wildlife Fund UK, Chairman of the Centre for Sustainable Investment and Vice-Chairman of Britain in Europe, the leading pro-euro lobby group. Adair is a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund UK, Chairman of the Centre for Sustainable Investment and Vice-Chairman of Britain in Europe, the leading pro-euro lobby group. His recent book ‘Just Capital – The Liberal Economy’ was published by Macmillan in 2001.
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