Nick Cook

Nick is the Head of Data and Information Operations at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  He leads the FCA’s RegTech activities, including the FCA’s TechSprint/hackathon events - the first events of their kind convened by a financial regulator.  He is also responsible for implementing the FCA’s Data Strategy, and reforming the way the FCA collects, governs, and uses data to inform its decision making.  

He is accountable for a range of data and analytics technology and change projects, and leads the FCA’s procurement of commercial market data.  

Nick is the FCA’s representative on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Financial Innovation Standing Committee.

Nick joined the Financial Services Authority (the FCA’s predecessor) in 2009, initially in its Enforcement and Market Oversight Division. Prior to joining the regulator, Nick qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG Forensic.