Kate Barker

Kate Barker is chair of trustees for the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme, and chair elect of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. She is also a non-executive director at Taylor Wimpey and Man Group. Previously, she was a member of the monetary policy committee at the Bank of England and she has also carried out much public policy work. Barker was an external member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee for three terms between 2001-2010. During that time, she was commissioned by the government to conduct a major independent policy review of UK housing supply, and subsequently a review of land use planning.
Barker was chief economic adviser at the CBI between 1994-2001. From 2010 to 2017 she was an non-executive director of the Yorkshire Building Society, and she was also a commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission between 2017-2020.
In 2014 she was made a Dame for services to the economy.

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