Full Name: Brian Paul Quinn CBE PhD Date of birth: November 1936 Place of birth: Govan, Glasgow EDUCATION Studied at Glasgow University where he graduated with MA (Honours). Went on to study Economics at the University of Manchester and gained PhD at Cornell University.

CAREER 1964-1970: Worked as Economist in the African Department of the International Monetary Fund 1966-68: Resident Representative for West Africa 1970-1996: Employed by Bank of England, starting as an economist before being appointed executive director in 1988. He would go on to become acting deputy governor in 1995.

1996: Appointed non-executive director of Celtic pc.

2000: Becomes chairman of Celtic plc.

Aug 2002: Admits that Celtic had looked at the possibility of joining the English Premiership.

April 2005: Apologises publicly following a misdirected voicemail message during an angry dispute with then Celtic manager Martin O'Neill.

Nov 2005: Undergoes operation to replace a defective heart valve.

Sept 2007: Announces that he will step down as Celtic chairman at the club's agm on November 17 with the former home secretary John Reid named as his successor.