Donna is the Bank of England’s senior representative in the region. Her role involves forming a view on the UK economy by talking to businesses in the South West about their current activities and future prospects. This view, along with that of her colleagues across the UK, is an important input into the policy making process at the Bank of England. Agents are able to give policy makers up to date information and insights into prospects for the future – covering a broad range of topics such as varying pressures on regional house prices or investment plans. They are able to investigate puzzles in official data and to facilitate interaction between theoretical economics and the real economy.
Donna became the Agent for the South West in July 2016. She worked at the Bank of England for 30 years and in that time has held a variety of roles. These roles have included technology, banking and payment systems, financial stability issues during the financial crisis and CapEx investment planning. Within her time at the Bank of England, she also lived in France during a 2 year sabbatical.
Donna lives in Somerset and her interests include walking, cycling and photography.
You will also benefit from a two course dinner and an excellent opportunity to network with fellow professionals in your area.