Clair Mills is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), within the Bank of England. Clair is responsible for PRA operations, this includes delivery of the PRA’s Operating Strategy, Budget, Internal Communications and Investment Portfolio. Other areas of responsibility include managing Data Innovation, Strategic Business Systems and the PRA’s preparation for Brexit across the organisation.
Clair has over 20 years’ extensive financial services experience operating at board level and leading successful strategic and transformational change in a number of complex organisations, having started her career in the Building Society and Retail Banking sector, before moving into Operational and Technological Change Management and Consultancy.
Clair joined the Financial Services Authority in 2011 to lead the Internal Twin Peaks programme to transition to the PRA and FCA regulatory model, moving across to the Bank of England with the PRA.
In her current role, as well as providing the leadership, management and vision necessary to support the business and to ensure that the proper operational controls are in place, Clair is also responsible for driving a demand led data approach for the PRA, this includes giving key note speeches both in the UK and internationally on topics such as Regulatory Technology (RegTech) and how regulators can take advantage of the advances in technology in the work we do.
Keeping up with advances in data techniques and technologies provides Clair with quite a challenge as well as an exciting field in which to work.
Clair’s home is a working farm in rural Devon, which she shares with her husband and son. Her passion since childhood is horses, together with helping out on the farm, this provides great way to recharge batteries and a very different challenge.