Lord Eatwell is president of Queens’ College, and emeritus professor of financial policy, University of Cambridge. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Southern California.
From 1985 to 1992 John Eatwell served as economic adviser to Neil Kinnock, leader of the British Labour Party. In 1992 he entered the House of Lords, and from 1993 to 1997 was Principal Opposition Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs, a position he resumed from 2010-13.
In 1988 he, with others, set up the Institute for Public Policy Research, one of Britain’s leading policy think-tanks, where he remains a trustee. He was a member of the Board of the Securities and Futures Authority, 1997-2001, and of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority from 2001 until 2006. He is now Chairman of the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
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