Mark Carney

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Chris Bowlby profiles the new governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, who unveiled his economic strategy this week.

Heralded as 'the outstanding central banker of his generation' by George Osborne, Mr Carney now faces the task of guiding the UK's economy towards full recovery. Since arriving in London he has caused a stir by arriving to work on his first day by tube and unveiling Jane Austen as the face on the new £10 notes.

He has come a long way from his roots in the remoteness of Canada's Northern Territories, a journey which included time at Harvard and Oxford Universities and a successful career at Goldman Sachs.

Producer: Lucy Proctor.

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Sun 11 Aug 2013 17:40

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