Paul Fisher was appointed Deputy Head of the PRA and Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations on 1 June 2014. In this role, Paul is responsible for Supervisory Oversight, Supervisory Support, the PRA Chief Operating Officer and related functions and, through a Director of Specialist Risk Supervision, the PRA Risk Specialists. Paul is a member of several senior management committees of the Bank and in due course, he will be appointed to the PRA Board.
Paul joined the Bank in 1990, having previously worked at the University of Warwick between 1980 and 1990 where he specialised in research on macroeconomic models. He has been part of the Bank's senior staff since 1995, positions including:
- Executive Director, Markets and member of the Monetary Policy Committee March 2009- July 2014.
- Member of the Interim Financial Policy Committee, 2011-2013.
- Head of Foreign Exchange Division (FED) 2002- 2009.
- Private Secretary to the late Governor, Sir Edward George, 1999-2002.
- Head of the Conjunctural Assessment and Projections Division 1995-1999.
Paul has written extensively on the Bank’s operations, monetary policy, financial markets, exchange rates and modelling of the UK economy. He achieved a BSc in economics with statistics at the University of Bristol in 1980, an MA in economics (1983) and a PhD in macroeconomic modelling (1990), both from the University of Warwick.
Paul is also chairman of the ifs University College and a visiting professor at Richmond University, the American International University in London.