Mark Joseph Carney (born March 16, 1965) is an economist and banker. He has been Governor of the Bank of England since 2013 and was Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018.

Carney began his career at Goldman Sachs before joining the Canadian Department of Finance. He later served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 until 2013, when he moved to his current post. His term is due to expire in January 2020.

He is one of the contenders to succeed the current managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, who is nominated to serve as the next President of the European Central Bank.

Carney was born on March 16, 1965, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, the son of Verlie Margaret (née Kemper) and Robert James Martin Carney. When Carney was six, his family moved to Edmonton, Alberta. Carney has three siblings — older brother Seán, younger brother Brian, and sister Brenda. Carney attended St. Francis Xavier High School, Edmonton before studying at Harvard University.

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