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Bury St Edmunds-educated Dame leaves Virgin for Bank of England

By Newsdesk Bury

Former Culford School pupil Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia has taken a top position in the Bank of England.

The 57-year-old former Virgin Money chief executive has been appointed as an external member of the Financial Policy Committee and will work with its Governor Mark Carney.

For her, it all began in Bury St Edmunds, when she became one of the first female students at the previously all-male Culford when it merged with East Anglian School for Girls in 1972.

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia takes a top job (6314748)
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia takes a top job (6314748)

The Treasury announced her appointment on Thursday, January 3, alongside Dame Colette Bowe.

Mr Carney said: “Jayne-Anne brings deep experience in retail banking and her successful business career.”

Chancellor Philip Hammond said they would replace incumbent external committee members Richard Sharp and Martin Taylor.

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