Adair Lord Turner of Ecchinswell has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in June 2013.
Lord Turner has combined careers in academia, business and public policy. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of New Economic Thinking and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University. He was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority from September 2008 until March 2013. Prior to that, he was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank, United British Media and Siemens. From 2000 to 2006 he was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, and from 1995 to 1999 Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. Lord Turner became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was Chairman of the Pensions Commission from 2003 to 2006, and Chairman of the Low Pay Commission from 2002 to 2006. He studied History and Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1974 to 1978.