Press release

Appointment of Trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Dr Martin Weale CBE as a Trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust for a period of five years from 27 September 2010.

The Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Dr Martin Weale CBE as a Trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust for a period of five years from 27 September 2010.

Biographical Notes

Dr Martin Weale joined the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England in July 2010 having been the Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research since 1995.  Before then he was a lecturer in Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Clare College (B.A. 1977, Sc. D. 2006).  He has researched a large number of aspects of applied economics at both macro and micro-economic levels. He has published his work in many books and journals, including the Economic Journal, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, the Journal of Business Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Dr Weale was appointed CBE for his services to Economics in 1999 and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2001. City University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2007. He was a member of the Statistics Commission from 2000 to 2008. In 2006 he was appointed to the Board of Actuarial Standards. As Director of the National Institute he frequently appeared on the broadcast media and was widely referred to in the press. He has made numerous appearances in front of select committees and is used to presenting his work to a variety of different audiences.

Notes for Editors

The Kennedy Memorial Trust was established in 1966 to administer monies raised in the United Kingdom as a tribute to the late President Kennedy. Part of the fund was used to create and maintain the Kennedy Memorial site in Runnymede. The remaining capital is used to provide Kennedy Scholarships which enables British post-graduate students to study at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.