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The Norwood School

Dame Minouche Shafik at Norwood

We were delighted and proud to have Dame Minouche Shafik join us on our recent Careers and Aspirations Day to speak to the students in Yr 9, 10,11 and Sixth Form. Preet, in the Upper Sixth, hosted a fascinating Q and A session, where students and staff were interested to find out more about her educational background and what her various high powered and prestigious jobs have actually entailed. 

Thank you to Miss Flemming for organising the visit and to the Speakers For Schools Programme, for giving us another opportunity to invite in a truly aspirational speaker.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to that she was Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking at the Bank of England, where she had responsibility for the Bank’s balance sheet and its interaction with financial markets. She was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority. Prior to joining the Bank, she was Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2011-2014 where she was responsible for policy and programmes in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that she was Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development. She has held academic appointments at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Economics Department at Georgetown University and published on a variety of economic topics.