Claire Sunderland Hay

Claire Sunderland Hay is the Head of the Bank of England FinTech Accelerator. She established the Accelerator, announced by the Governor of the Bank of England in June to work in partnership with fintech firms on unique challenges that the central bank faces. She leads the Bank’s engagement with fintech firms, as well as its interaction with this market more generally. Claire also supports Charlotte Hogg, the Bank’s COO, in her work leading the work of the organisation assessing developments in, and the implications of, financial technologies.

Prior to leading the work of the Accelerator, Claire has held a number of positions within the Bank, including as a supervisor of major banks and insurance firms as well as Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor for Financial Stability. She is a qualified accountant, with experience in corporate finance.