Nicky Morgan, Chair, Treasury Select Committee

Nicky Morgan, Chair, Treasury Select Committee

Morgan holds the government to account, and this year her focuses will likely include Brexit, women in finance, and the Treasury

Bio

Morgan is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the MP for Loughborough since 2010.

She studied jurisprudence at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1994. She then worked as a corporate lawyer for Travers Smith.

In October 2013, Morgan became Economic Secretary to the Treasury, and stayed in the role until April 2014. She then served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury for a short time until July 2014.

Between July 2014 and July 2016, Morgan was Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities.

Why did she make the power list?

Morgan is 15th on the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018. Morgan has much to sink her teeth into this year as the government navigates leaving the EU. She’ll be ensuring that the government is held to account, including pushing for the publication of a position paper on financial services, which Morgan has previously said is in a “chronic state of uncertainty”. Alongside Brexit, inquiries into the Treasury and women in finance are likely to grab the headlines this year.

Treasury Select Committee

The Treasury Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons, and its remit is to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of HM Treasury.

Since 2010, the Treasury committee has taken on some new powers such as the right to veto appointments to the independent Office for Budget Responsibility, and forced the Financial Services Authority to publish a report on its handling of the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

 

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