Former BBC journalist and Communications Director at the Bank of England
As an Executive Director at the Bank of England from March 2011 to July 2014, Nils was responsible for planning and executing the Bank's communications strategy during a period of significant change, including the arrival of Mark Carney as Governor.
Prior to joining the Bank of England, for over 20 years Nils was a BBC journalist and presenter, specialising in business and finance. He was Business Correspondent of the Today programme for four years, made numerous television documentaries, launched a daily business news discussion programme for the BBC News Channel and played a leading role in the coverage of the financial crisis.
His daily dialogues with Eddie Mair on the Radio 4 PM Programme - under the title of 'Upshares, Downshares' - were much acclaimed for providing an insight into complex issues in plain English.