Francesca Hopwood Road (2019 Annual)
Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics
Financial Conduct Authority
Francesca leads the FCA’s RegTech and Advanced Analytics function responsible for developing and embedding data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and capability across the organisation. She also runs the FCA’s RegTech activities, including the FCA’s TechSprint events, the first of their kind convened by a financial regulator. Since joining the regulator in 2010 she has led a number of strategic transformation programmes. Prior to joining she worked in the third sector and private sector using data and intelligence to identify and mitigate harm for consumers.