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Sir Jon Cunliffe becomes an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn

Sir Jon Cunliffe stands next to the Treasurer (The Rt Hon Lord Briggs of Westbourne) in the Great Hall of Lincoln's Inn. Sir Jon Cunliffe is an older white man, dressed in rimless spectacles, dark suit blazer and a lilac suit with an accompanying tie.

Sir Jon Cunliffe has been published as an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.  The Treasurer introduced him to Hall at lunchtime on Monday 29 January.

Headshot of Sir Jon Cunliffe. Sir Jun is an older white man with grey hair. He wears rimless spectacles and a dark suit with a blue shirt and red tie.

About Sir Jon Cunliffe

Sir Jon Cunliffe is a former British central banker, diplomat and government official.

He served from 2013 to 2023 as Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of England, responsible for: financial stability; the regulation and supervision of payments systems, clearing houses and central securities depositories; the Bank’s international work; and, until 2020, the Bank’s role as the UK resolution authority. Prior to this Sir Jon served in various government official roles including as the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, advisor on Europe and international financial issues to two British Prime Ministers.

Sir Jon has held a number of international central bank roles: most recently as Chair of the Bank for International Settlements Committee on Payments and Financial Market Infrastructure. Prior to joining the Bank, Sir Jon served in a number of international government roles including as the UK Prime Minister’s representative (‘Sherpa’) to the G7 and G20 leaders’ groups.

Sir Jon has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Language from the University of Manchester and also studied and taught at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is married with two grown daughters. He enjoys hiking, skiing and climbing and can often be found in the Alps.

You can find out more about our Benchers of the Inn here