Sir Andrew Crockett was General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements from 1 January 1994 until 31 March 2003. He was Chairman of the Financial Stability Forum from April 1999 until 31 March 2003.
From 1972 to 1989 he was a staff member of the International Monetary Fund, and from 1989 to 1993, an Executive Director of the Bank of England. In the latter capacity, he was a member of the Monetary Committee of the European Union, Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund for the United Kingdom, and a member (subsequently Chairman) of Working Party 3 of the OECD. He was a member of the Group of Thirty and of the Board of Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board.
Born in Glasgow in 1943, Sir Andrew was educated at Cambridge and Yale universities. He was knighted in 2003.
Sir Andrew passed away in 2012. The following year, the BIS inaugurated the Andrew Crockett Memorial Lecture, held every two years.