Head of Government Relations, TransferWise
Category: Policy Makers & Regulatory Experts
Flora Coleman has been at TransferWise as their global Head of Government Relations for nearly three years. This follows a decade of senior political advisory work, including nearly three years as a Special Adviser to the Leader and Chief Whip in the House of Lords.
She has played a key role in delivering the Cross-Border payments regulation, pushing for global transparency and to secure a law in the EU which means that from Q1 2020 the 500 million people in the EU will know what it costs to make an international payment. This law will lead to an addition €4bn in the European economy from day one.
During her career she has helped coordinate and has participated in international social action projects in Croatia, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Bosnia. Flora also advises start ups on political relations and is on the Steering Board of Coadec - the policy voice of start ups.
She is an active mentor and is helping secure the talent pipeline for TransferWise through her involvement in TechHub and Coadec. Flora has also been driving an internal apprentice programme which will launch in 2019.