Applicants Shortlisted for interview by selection pane Appointees Ben Broadbent’s expertise has proved invaluable to the Bank and its policy committees, so I am pleased to be reappointing him to another term as Deputy Governor. More information on the Bank’s Court of Directors can be found here. The Chancellor announced today (31 May) that Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for monetary policy, has been reappointed for a further term, effective from 1 July 2019.The Chancellor also announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to the Bank of England’s Court of Directors. Rohinton (Ron) Kalifa OBE, Frances O’Grady and Hanneke Smits will begin their four-year terms on 1 June 2019.Commenting on the reappointment of Ben Broadbent, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, said: We are lucky to have Ron, Frances and Hanneke join Court and I am personally very pleased to be working with them as non-executive directors. The Bank is a unique institution and Court has an important role to play in overseeing all its functions. Ron brings with him an understanding of payment systems and transformational change which will be of great benefit as we renew the Bank’s real time gross settlement system. Frances’ deep knowledge of the world of work from her background at the Trades Union Congress will provide important perspective to Court’s discussions. Hanneke’s leadership within the asset management and private equity industry will undoubtedly further bolster our understanding of the challenges facing that sector. The Bank will need to continue to evolve as the world around it does and I am confident that these additions to Court will help the Bank remain at the forefront of monetary and financial stability in the UK. The appointment of Ron Kalifa, Frances O’Grady and Hanneke Smits to the Bank of England’s Court will bring a vital breadth of experience and wealth of knowledge to the Bank’s board. I would also like to thank Don Robert and Dave Prentis for their dedicated service to the Court over the course of their terms. Brad Fried, Chair of the Bank of England’s Court of Directors, said: Further information on the reappointment of Ben BroadbentThe reappointment of Ben Broadbent was made by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and Chancellor. His term will last until 30 June 2024.Ben Broadbent leads the Bank of England’s work on monetary policy. He is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, the Prudential Regulation Committee and the Bank’s Court of Directors. Further information can be found here.About the CourtThe Bank of England’s Court of Directors acts a unitary board, setting the organisation’s strategy and budget and taking key decisions on resourcing and appointments.Its members are appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The non-executive appointment process is regulated by the Office for the Commissioner of Public Appointments.About the appointeesRohinton (Ron) Kalifa OBERon Kalifa is a strategic and operational leader in the field of eCommerce and payment systems His early career was spent at NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland, where he led the development of its online banking services and then led its payments platform, Worldpay. Ron is a leader at the forefront of technology-enabled businesses having led Worldpay for over 10 years including its divestment into private equity ownership in 2010, serving as CEO until 2013 and as Vice Chairman thereafter, remaining as an executive director. He has served on a variety of corporate and public service boards including Transport for London and the Europe board of Visa and recently was appointed chairman of Network International, a leading payments operator across the Middle East and Africa. Ron has also chaired PEACH, a UK charity focusing on autism. He was awarded an OBE in 2018 for his services to financial services and technology.Frances O’GradyFrances O’Grady has been the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) since 2012. She has been involved in industrial relations and workers’ rights throughout her career and joined the TUC in 1994, where she has campaigned for equal rights for part-time workers, better maternity rights and action to tackle low pay. Frances is a current or former member of numerous public policy committees including the Low Pay Commission, the High Pay Commission and the National Retraining Scheme.Hanneke SmitsHanneke Smits is CEO of leading asset management firm Newton Investment Management and has worked in the asset management and private equity industry for over 26 years. She became CEO of Newton, a subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon, in 2016, having previously served as Executive Committee Member and Chief Investment Officer of Adams Street Partners. Hanneke currently serves on the board of the UK Investment Association and has previously served on the board of InvestEurope (previously the European Venture Capital Association). She also chairs Impetus, a venture philanthropy organisation focused on transforming the lives of 11-24 year olds; is a trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation, focused on breaking the link between family income and educational achievement; and co-founded and chaired Level 20, a body set up to inspire women to succeed in European private equity.Further information on appointments to the Bank’s Court of DirectorsAll appointments to the Court are made on merit.Ron Kalifa OBE and Hanneke Smits have confirmed that they have not engaged in any political activity in the last five years. Frances O’Grady has declared she is a member of the Labour Party and has made a declaration as follows: While the TUC is not affiliated to any political party and represents working people to government regardless of political hue, we share history and values with Labour. Given the importance of maintaining an appropriate breadth and balance of skills and experience between all members of Court, Frances O’Grady’s appointment brings complementary trade union experience following Dave Prentis’s departure from the Court on 31 May 2019.The gender and diversity breakdown for the non-executive directors of the Court appointments is below: 53 applicants, of whom 13 women 3 women and 3 men (incl. 2 BAME) 2 women and 1 man (incl. 1 BAME) Commenting on the appointment of Ron Kalifa, Frances O’Grady and Hanneke Smits, the Chancellor said:
When Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen resigned on Jan. 29, the program was two days away from a road trip to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State.Assistant coach Shelley George, who coached under Jensen for seven years, finally received her chance to direct the program. George’s familiarity with the players led to an easier transition for the interim head coach than if she hadn’t known the team. And now she has the challenge of helping her young squad prepare for the Atlantic Coast Conference.In her mind, the expectations for Syracuse should not be tampered despite the coaching change early in the season.“I want to win matches, and see the girls get better every day at practice,” George said. “I want to see competitors and see better fighters.”So far, George has led her program during one of the more difficult starts in program history, as the Orange is currently winless as it enters conference play this weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut even with the slow start, George has done a good job building relationships with the Orange’s younger players and strengthening the pre-existing ones. Junior Breanna Bachini has been accustomed to George for three years now, which is why she feels that the change at head coach hasn’t been too difficult. Bachini is appreciative of the connection that she has formed with George during her time with the program.“To be quite honest, it doesn’t feel like too much of a big transition,” Bachini said. “My relationship with coach George has been very good, so it has been very natural.”Junior Amanda Rodgers views the coaching change as an easy transition for returning players as well. Rodgers also said George’s ability to provide comfort to her players both on and off the court has stood out early on.“She’s more of like a mom,” Rodgers said. “She’s more understanding and you can talk to her because she’s a woman.”George is quickly making her presence known as the interim head coach, despite the uncertainty surrounding the coaching situation beyond his season. Her focus lately has been telling her younger players to close out matches when the opportunities arise. “When we’re up in a situation, being able to close out matches and take advantage of those opportunities,” George said. “We work on it every week. We’re always looking to get better each week and learn from our losses.”Through the early weeks of her reign as interim head coach, George is seeing her players provide the same amount of effort they showed for Jensen at the start of the year. Bachini doesn’t believe the atmosphere within the team has been different with a new leader at the helm.“Every single day we come to the practice, we’re under the mindset that we’re going to play our absolute hardest,” she said. “Our mindset has not changed.”George is not dwelling on this situation, nor does she intend for her players to be phased by the coaching change early in the season. Amid the rapid change that is affecting her and the program, George is showing confidence in her ability to anchor Syracuse in what is arguably the nation’s best conference.“I’m really embracing the challenge. I’m excited for this,” she said. “I love these girls, I love this team and we’re just trying to all get better each day we’re out there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Ranked third in the nation in multiple preseason polls, the University of Wisconsin wrestling team has a great chance to build on the limited success they found in the NCAA Tournament last year.With a plethora of returning talent, excitement for Wisconsin wrestling leading into the 2019 season is the highest it has been in recent memory. The source of this excitement is Chris Bono, who is entering his second season as head coach for the Badgers.Bono has quickly become one of the Big Ten’s preeminent recruiters with his 2019 recruiting class ranked seventh nationally and third in the Big Ten behind only Rutgers and The Ohio State University — by flowrestling.org.The feature recruits from the 2019 recruiting class include Peter Christensen, Eric Barnett and Kyle Burwick. Flowrestling.org ranked these three wrestlers No. 23, 36 and 48 in the class of 2019. But, top recruits weren’t the only highly sought after wrestlers Bono added to the Badger roster in the offseason.In a blockbuster transfer decision, senior Seth Gross, a star at South Dakota State under former Head Coach Bono, transferred to the Badgers. Gross sought out a transfer after a medical redshirt last season. After much speculation on where he might land, he announced in May he would be reuniting with his former coach in Madison.Other notable transfers joining the Badgers this year include senior Johnny Sebastian, two-time NCAA tournament qualifier for Northwestern, and senior Taylor Watkins from Mizzou. Sebastian was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after medically redshirting last season.Wrestling: Two All-American Badgers take on NCAA Championships to cap off successful seasonThe University of Wisconsin wrestling team’s season came to a close this past weekend at the NCAA Championships. Six wrestlers Read…Practice for the Badger wrestlers started Oct. 10, and their first tournament is Battle on the Midway in San Diego against Army, Fresno State and Navy on Nov. 1.The Badgers landed at No. 3 in the Wrestling Insider News 2019-2020 NCAA Tournament Pre-Season Rankings. Let’s take a weight-by-weight look at the Badgers’ potential line up for this upcoming year. Individual rankings referenced are from flowrestling.org’s pre-season rankings.125: At 125, the Badgers have two options — senior Michael Cullen or freshman Eric Barnett. Cullen is a redshirt senior with a career record of 26-28 and the likely starter. Barnett would be more competitive for the Badgers but is likely redshirting this season, in preparation for his self-described quest for four individual national titles.133: Returning national champion and two-time finalist Gross will seek another title to end his storied career. Gross currently holds the No. 1 rank at 133. Gross’s path is slightly easier than it could be as defending 133-pound champion Nick Suriano of Rutgers is moving down to 125 in preparation for the 2020 Olympics.141: Senior Tristan Moran was the starter last year at 141 and managed to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Tristan is ranked No. 11 in preseason rankings but should be a significant threat for All-American status due to his dangerous style and notable wins last season over current No. 2 Nick Lee of PSU and overtime barn-burner pin of No. 3 ranked Mitch McKee of Minnesota.Wrestling: A conversation with Chris Bono in his first offseason as head coachSometimes you don’t have to sit down long with someone to tell what they are all about. For the University Read…149: Senior Cole Martin is another returning starter and mainstay of the Badger roster. Martin is coming off his third NCAA tournament and fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships. Ranked No. 12 in the preseason rankings, Martin looks to end his career on a high note with an All-American finish at the NCAA Championships.157: This is one of the big question marks on the Badger roster. Most signs point to sophomore Devin Bahr getting the start for the beginning of the season, but sophomore Garrett Model will be competing for his spot as well. Both have limited varsity experience.165: Two-time All-American junior Evan Wick has been a mainstay for the Badgers at 165 the past two seasons. Wick finished fourth and third at the 2019 and 2018 NCAA Championships respectively. He is ranked third in the nation to start the year and looks to make the finals to best his previous NCAA tournament finishes.174: Redshirt freshmen Tyler Dow and Jared Krattiger are likely contenders for the starting spot at 174 this season. Both posted competitive records in open competition last season with Dow finishing 27-3 and Krattiger 10-2. It will be interesting to see which one secures the starting spot come Nov. 1.184: Johnny Sebastian’s college resume is filled with competitions at 174, but he’ll shoot for success with a new team at a new weight. Sebastian transferred to UW for his sixth season and looks to contest for All-American status in his lone season with the Badgers.197: Taylor Watkins transferred to UW from the University of Missouri, and is likely to lock down the starting spot. It is unclear if freshman Peter Christensen will redshirt or not, but he would likely be competitive at 197 if he competed as he was the No. 1 high schooler in the country at 195 last year.285: Returning All-American sophomore Trent Hillger, who goes by the nickname “Thor,” is looking to improve on his eighth place finish at the NCAA tournament a year ago. Hillger is ranked sixth in the preseason rankings and should be very competitive this year.Wrestling: Head Coach Chris Bono already has eyes set on national titleChris Bono was introduced as the new head coach of the University of Wisconsin wrestling team last month, replacing Badger Read…The Badgers look to have an exciting year. There is plenty of action to watch in person, as the Badgers duel No. 1 Penn State, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan at the UW Field House this year. Hopefully, the Badgers will come away with a top four team trophy to go with their first individual champion since 2010.