Head of Innovate, FCA
Anna Wallace is the Head of Innovate at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She was appointed in July 2017 and had previously been the Senior Manager of the FCA’s Innovation Hub. Anna has worked at the FCA and its predecessor, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) since 2012. Prior to leading the FCA’s approach to innovation, Anna worked in Policy where, amongst other things, she led the FCA’s approach to pay day lending and smarter communications. Anna’s previous roles at the FSA include Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Director of Authorisations. Before joining the FSA, Anna worked at the Scottish Government for seven years. In that time, she held various roles in public policy spanning public health, elections and transport. Anna has also held roles as Private Secretary to the First Minister of Scotland, Press Officer at the European Commission and Chamber Clerk at the Scottish Parliament.