Adair Lord Turner of Ecchinswell has combined careers in business, public policy and academia.
In September 2008 Lord Turner became Chairman of the FSA, and earlier the same year he was appointed Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, stepping down in spring 2012.
He became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was Chairman of the Pensions Commission from 2003 – 2006, and Chairman of the Low Pay Commission from 2002 – 2006. He is the author of two books: 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy', published by Macmillan in 2001, and ‘Economics after the Crisis – Objectives and Means’, published by MIT Press in 2012.
He is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University; a Trustee of the British Museum, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Until June 2008 he was a non-executive Director of Save the Children UK.
Prior to September 2008 Lord Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank, United British Media and Siemens; from 2000-2006 he was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, and from 1995-99, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. He was with McKinsey & Co. from 1982 to 1995, building McKinsey’s practice in Eastern Europe and Russia as a Director. He was previously Chair of the Overseas Development Institute (2007-10).
Lord Turner studied History and Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1974-78.
He is married with two daughters.