Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell
Jonathan Adair Turner, Lord Turner of Ecchinswell (born 5 October 1955) is a British businessman and academic and was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority until its abolition in March 2013. He is a former Chairman of the Pensions Commission and the Committee on Climate Change, as well as a former Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry. He has described himself in a BBC HARDtalk interview with Stephen Sackur as a 'technocrat'.
The Lord Turner of Ecchinswell
|Director of the Confederation of British Industry|
|Preceded by||Howard Davies|
|Succeeded by||Digby Jones|
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
7 September 2005
Jonathan Adair Turner
5 October 1955
|Spouse(s)||Orna Ní Chionna|
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge|
He is a vocal advocate of monetary financing and "helicopter money" whereby central banks would directly finance government spending or cash distribution to citizens. Since 2010, he has written monthly opinion columns on economic and regulatory policy for Project Syndicate.