Spencer Dale is executive director and chief economist at the Bank of England, having been appointed to this position on July 1, 2008.
In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee, Dale is responsible for the monetary analysis and statistics divisions of the bank.
Dale joined the Bank of England in 1989. He was appointed private secretary to Mervyn King in 1997, following several years working as an economist/senior economist on a variety of monetary policy and financial market issues. He then served as head of monetary assessment and strategy division (1999-2000) and of conjunctural assessment and projections division (2000-06). From 2006 to July 2008, Dale was on secondment from the Bank of England, working as a visiting senior adviser in the division of monetary affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has published numerous research papers in academic journals and central bank publications on issues relating to monetary policy strategy, central bank communications, and financial markets.
He earned a BSc in economics from the University of Wales in 1988 and an MSc in economics from the
University of Warwick in 1989.
Dale was born January 12, 1967, and lives in Wimbledon, South West London. His outside interests include running, theater, and tennis.