Sir John Vickers became Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, in October 2008. He was educated at Eastbourne Grammar School and Oriel College, Oxford. After a period working in the oil industry, he taught economics at Oxford University and was Drummond Professor of Political Economy from 1991 to 2008. From 1998-2000 he was Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. From 2000-05 he was Director General/Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading. John Vickers was knighted in 2005. He was President of the Royal Economic Society from 2007-10. He chaired the Independent Commission on Banking from its creation in June 2010 to the publication of its final report in September 2011. His current research concerns the economics of competition and regulation.
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