She succeeds Mr Mike Sadler who is retiring at the end of the month after 16 years as Deputy Agent.
The role of the Bank's Agencies is to maintain contact with a wide range of businesses and institutions in their regions covering all sectors of the UK economy. They report back monthly to London where the Monetary Policy Committee uses the information to help its understanding and assessment of current economic conditions. The Agencies are also involved with a wide range of business organisations such as the Chambers of Commerce and the regional CBI and they maintain close contact with regional TECs, Business Links and universities. Part of the role is also to represent the Bank and explain its work and policies. At present the Bank has a network of thirteen Agencies covering the entire United Kingdom.
The Agency for North East and Cumbria covers that part of England which lies north of the Yorkshire/Lancashire borders.