Clair Mills

Head of Change & Data Management

Bank of England

Clair is currently Head of Change & Data Management; responsible for the delivery of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Change Portfolio, Data Management, Strategic Business Systems and PRA Brexit Implementation across the organisation. She has 20 years’ extensive financial services experience operating at board level and leading strategic and transformational change, in a number of complex organisations. Having started in the Building Society sector, she then worked in retail banking management before moving into IT and Operational Project Management. After 10 years in consultancy roles delivering large scale strategic IT, data and operational change, Clair joined the Financial Services Authority in 2011 to lead the Internal Twin Peaks programme to transition to the PRA and FCA regulatory model, and moved across with the PRA to the Bank of England at legal cutover.

In her current role, as well as supporting the business in identifying, scoping and implementing business and systems change, and responsibility for the delivery of a Supervisory Operating Model for a post Brexit world, Clair is responsible for driving a demand-led data approach for the PRA – supporting end-users to make the best use of the data available, whilst seeking to develop the PRA’s data analytics capability to better meet their needs. Keeping up with advances in data techniques and technologies can be quite a challenge as well as being an exciting field to work in.

Clair’s home is a working farm in rural Devon, which she shares with her husband and son. Her passion since childhood is horses, together with helping out on the farm, this provides a great way to recharge batteries and very different challenges!

Assylbek Davletov

Chief FinTech Officer

Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA)

Assylbek Davletov, is Chief FinTech Officer and the Member of the Executive Body at the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA). Mr. Davletov is responsible for development of regulatory policies aimed at facilitating the adoption of technological innovations in the financial services industry, and deployment of AIFC Fintech Regulatory Sandbox.

Per Nymand-Andersen


European Central Bank

Klaus Löber

Head of Oversight Division

European Central Bank

Klaus Löber is a senior adviser in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank (ECB). His areas of responsibility encompass the ECB’s global regulatory policy activities with a focus on payments and market infrastructures. More specifically, he works on the ECB’s FinTech and digital innovations agenda and acts as chair of the Committee of Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) working group and co-chair of the CPMI-IOSCO working group looking into these developments. Previously, Mr Löber was head of the CPMI Secretariat, after being head of the oversight division of the ECB.

Daniel Heller

Visiting Fellow, former Head of Financial Stability

Swiss National Bank

Daniel Heller is a financial sector expert and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL).  He also advises the World Bank and several start-up companies in the area of Fintech and digital currencies. In 2017, he was a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington where he published widely on impact of emerging digital technologies such as blockchain on the financial sector, financial stability, and central banking. Before joining the Institute, he was head of financial stability at the Swiss National Bank, head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems at the Bank for International Settlements. 

Richard Heckinger

former Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Richard Heckinger was formerly vice president and senior policy advisor, Financial Markets Group, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He started his career in financial markets at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1973. His career has included executive management of financial market operations and risk. He has a wide range of international experience including positions in Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Boston and Chicago. He has served on international committees, including a Federal Reserve Bank of New York working group, the OTC Derivatives Regulators’ Forum, SWIFT, and the International Securities Services Association. He has a MPhil degree in economics from the London School of Economics, a BA degree in mathematics from the Illinois State University, and completed the Advanced Management Course at the University of Chicago.

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Nick Cook

Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics

Financial Conduct Authority

Piers Haben

Director of Banking Markets, Innovation and Consumers

European Banking Authority

Jon Hasling Kyed

Chief Special Advisor FinTech

Danish Financial Supervisory Authority