Peter Rodgers, financial editor at the Independent, has been
appointed chief press spokesman for the Bank of England.
He takes on the official role as secretary of the Bank of England in
early March, becoming only the second outside journalist to be
appointmented to the role since 1941.
Rodgers, previously a staffer at the Sunday Times and senior business
writer at the Guardian before he joined the Independent seven years ago,
succeeds John Footman.
He will take charge of a press office team of four. His official duties
also involve him managing over 100 additional staff at the bank,
including the Bank of England museum.
The job comes at a crucial point in the bank’s history as it prepares
for the impact of a single European currency - with or without
’It’s an incredibly interesting time for the Bank of England with a
possible change of Government, the question of reaction to a single
currency, and the on-going debate of how much the bank should be
independent from Government,’ said Rodgers.