Barker joins Electra Private Equity PLC

Kate Barker has been named as a non-executive director of Electra Private Equity PLC, having previously served as a member of Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Barker also worked as an advisor to Credit Suisse, chairman of Anglia Ruskin University, non-executive director of the Homes and Community Agency, and on the council of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.


Electra Private Equity PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Barker as a Non-Executive Director, effective from 1 November 2010.

Kate was, until May this year, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, on which she served for 3 terms.

Kate is currently a senior adviser to Credit Suisse, Chairman of Anglia Ruskin University, a non executive director of the Homes and Communities Agency and a member of the council of management of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. She has held a range of other senior positions, including chief economic adviser to the Confederation of British Industry from 1994 to 2001.

Colette Bowe, Chairman of Electra Private Equity PLC, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kate Barker to the board of Electra. She brings with her a wealth of economic and political experience.”

Kate Barker said: “I look forward very much to working as a member of the Electra Board and am delighted to have been invited to join such a strong team with such an outstanding track record.’

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