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Nicole Sandler

Head of Digital Policy


Nicole is the Head of Digital Policy at Barclays. She regularly engages with policymakers globally. and focuses on the impact of FinTech and RegTech related regulation and initiatives including AI and DLT usecases (including cryptoassets and CBDCs) and on data policy matters.

Further, she represents Barclays in various regulatory and policy forums and industry groups. For example, Nicole is on the EC’s Expert Group on Regulatory Obstacles to Financial Innovation and GFMA’s CBDC Taskforce. In addition, she represented Barclays at both the Crypto-asset and Blockchain roundtable and Digital Identity roundtable at the European Parliament.

Nicole often speaks on panels, presents at conferences and universities and has articles published. She was recently named in Top 100 Women in FinTech 2022, the Re.Work ‘Top 30 Women in Fintech’ in 2021, the ‘Influencer of the Year’ at the NY Finovate Awards 2019 and the ‘Most Influential Women in FinTech Regulation – UK’ 2019.

Appears in:

Headline session: Introducing Project New Era, the UK's first Digital Sterling pilot