Select Committee on Treasury Ninth Report


Appendix 2

CV of Sir Michael Scholar

Born 3 January 1942 in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

Education

  • St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School, Southwark 1952-60
  • St John's College, Cambridge 1960-64, 1965-67, 1968-69
  • University of California at Berkeley 1964-65
  • Harvard University 1967-68

Educational qualifications and distinctions

  • BA (1964), MA (1967) and PhD (University of Cambridge 1970)
  • Associateship of the Royal College of Organists 1962

Civil Service

  • Assistant Principal, HM Treasury 1969 Transport Industries 1969-70
    Finance, Sterling Area 1970-71
  • Principal, HM Treasury
    Defence Policy and Materiel 1972-74
    Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary (Rt Hon Joel Barnett) 1974-76
  • Assistant Secretary, HM Treasury
    Development Finance (Overseas Aid, World Bank, IMF, etc) 1976-79
  • Barclays Bank International plc (on secondment from HM Treasury) Senior International Manager, Euromarkets 1979-81
  • 10 Downing Street (on secondment from HM Treasury)
    Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher) 1981-83
  • Under Secretary, HM Treasury
    Public Expenditure Group 1983-85
    Tax Policy and the Budget 1985-87
  • Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury
    Monetary, exchange rate, fiscal policy; financial supervision, the City 1987-92 Public sector pay and management of the Civil Service 1992-93
  • Permanent Secretary, Welsh Office 1993-96
  • Permanent Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry 1996-2001

Academic posts held

  • Teaching Assistant at the University of California at Berkeley 1964-65
  • Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University 1967
  • Assistant Lecturer at the University of Leicester 1968
  • Research Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge 1969

Other posts, Honorary posts and distinctions

  • President, St John's College, Oxford 2001-
  • Director, Legal and General Investment Management 2002-
  • Honorary Secretary, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1988-93
  • Chairman, Civil Service Sports Council 1998-2001
  • Director, Civil Service Healthcare 1998-2001
  • Honorary Fellowship at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1996
  • Honorary Doctorate at the University of Glamorgan 1999
  • Honorary Fellowship at Cardiff University 2003-
  • Honorary Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge 1999
  • Governor, National Institute for Economic and Social Research 2001-
  • CB 1991; KCB 1999

Interests

  • Playing the organ and piano
  • Music, opera and ballet
  • Theatre, literature and the arts
  • Long distance walking, cricket and swimming
  • Gardening

Family

Married Dr Angela Scholar (née Sweet) 1964

3 sons: Tom b. 1968, Richard b. 1973, John b. 1980

I daughter deceased: Jane 1976-77


 
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