Mobile Central Bankers
Lesley Curwen and her guests debate a burning workplace issue: with Canada's central bank governor being poached by the Bank of England, they ask whether it matters if a foreigner is drafted in to take a top job in a national institution. Is it all about raw ability of the candidate or does nationality matter? And with the help of Colm O'Regan the programme compares and contrasts the world of football managers and central bankers; one big difference - the former are easier to sack. Joining Lesley are Rachel Lomax who served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England; Dr Guntram Wolff, formerly at the Bundesbank and now deputy director of the Breughel think tank in Brussels; and Professor Michael Mainelli, Chairman of Z/Yen, a commercial think-tank and Emeritus Professor of Commerce at Gresham College in London.