Victoria Cleland

Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation, Bank of England

Biography

Victoria Cleland is the Chief Cashier at the Bank of England. As well as having responsibility for all of the Bank’s involvement in banknotes (from design to distribution), she leads the Bank’s work on digital currencies. Victoria has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and an MBA from Imperial College London. Her career has been based at the Bank of England, covering a range of roles including: oversight of payment and settlement systems, financing of small businesses, graduate recruitment, Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor and immediately prior to heading the Notes area, Deputy Head of the Special Resolution Unit. Victoria is also the Executive Sponsor of the Bank’s staff Disability Network and a Vice President of the Royal Society for Blind Children.