"John Gieve was appointed as the first Chair of the Clore Social Leadership Programme in October 2009. He is also Chairman of VocaLink, which is the main provider of payment systems in the UK and senior adviser to GLG. He was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from January 2006 until February 2009 where he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee which sets interest rates in the UK and had responsibility for the Bank's Financial Stability work. He was a member also of the Board of the Financial Services Authority, the UK regulator of financial services and of the Financial Stability Forum, which has led on the international response to the financial crisis under the G20. From 2001 to the end of 2005, he was the Permanent Secretary of the Home Office which had lead responsibility for government relations with the Voluntary and Community Sector as well as for criminal justice, counter-terrorism, policing, prisons, and immigration. Before that he spent twenty years at the UK Treasury, where he was private secretary to three Chancellors Lawson, Major, and Lamont and rose to head the Budget and Public Services directorates."