Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of major companies, investors, environmental NGOs and experts working to limit global warming to well below 2˚C by 2040 while stimulating economic development and social progress.
He was chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking until January 2019, where he remains a Senior Fellow.
From 2008-2013, Lord Turner chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority, and played a leading role in the post crisis redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation. He has held high profile roles in public policy: Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (1995-2000); chairman of the UK Low Pay Commission (2002-2006); and the first chairman of the Climate Change Committee (2008-2012) an independent body to advise the UK Government. The recommendations of its report “Building a low-carbon economy” were adopted in 2009.
He became a cross bench member of the House of Lords in 2006. He is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt) and a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing). He published Between Debt and the Devil, (Princeton 2015), and Economics after the Crisis (MIT 2012).
He is an honorary fellow of The Royal Society, and received an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University in 2017.