Adair Lord Turner of Ecchinswell has combined careers in business, public policy and academia. In September 2008 Lord Turner was appointed Chairman of the FSA. He is also Chairman of the Climate Change Committee and of the Overseas Development Institute, and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Cass Business School, City University. He became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was Chairman of the Pensions Commission from 2003 – 2006, and Chairman of the Low Pay Commission from 2002 – 2006. His book 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy', was published by Macmillan in 2001. Until September 2008 Lord Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank, United British Media and Siemens; from 2000-2006 he was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, and from 1995-99, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. Prior to that, between 1992 and 1995, he built the McKinsey’s practice in Eastern Europe and Russia as a Director. Lord Turner studied History and Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1974-78, and was also chairman of the University Conservative Association and President of the Union. He was a college supervisor in economics at Caius from 1979-82, teaching part time in parallel with his business career. He is married with two daughters.
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