James Talbot

Executive Director, International


James Talbot is Executive Director of the International Directorate. James became Executive Director in 2023, following six years as International Director. He is responsible for the Bank’s international analysis and risk assessment which supports all of the Bank’s policy objectives. James sets the international strategy for the Bank and is responsible for the development of international policy in G20 and G7 and at the BIS, FSB and IMF. James is also the Bank’s Executive Sponsor for climate, overseeing the delivery of the Bank’s climate policy work. James represents the Bank in a number of international fora and committees, including Chairing the Network for Greening the Financial System workstream on Monetary Policy.

James’ other roles at the Bank of England have included: Head of Monetary Assessment and Strategy Division, advising the MPC on Monetary Policy tools, implementation and strategy; working as a senior adviser on domestic and European macroprudential policy issues in Financial Stability; and leading the preparation of the MPC’s quarterly forecast. James also represented the United Kingdom as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC from 2008 to 2010.

James has a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

This page was last updated 01 March 2024