Laura Wallis

Acting Executive Director, UK Deposit Takers Supervision


Laura Wallis is Acting Executive Director of UK Deposit Takers, responsible for the supervision of the UK’s banks, building societies and credit unions. She has over 20 years’ experience in central banking and financial services regulation, covering supervision, policy, financial stability and risk.

Laura has been Director of UK Deposit Takers since July 2023 and prior to that was the Principal Private Secretary to Andrew Bailey. She has led a number of divisions across the Bank including Financial Market Infrastructure Policy, the Bank’s work on EU Withdrawal, Overseas Banks Supervision and PRA Authorisations.

Laura joined the Financial Services Authority Graduate Scheme in 2003 and transferred to the Bank of England with the PRA in 2013. She studied economics at Warwick University and Birkbeck College and is a 2016 fellow on the Forward Institute Leadership Programme.  Laura co-chaired the Bank’s women’s network (Women in the Bank) from 2015 to 2018 and was a founder of the joint Bank, Fed and ECB Conference on Gender and Career Progression. She is now co-Executive sponsor of the Bank’s parents network.

This page was last updated 02 February 2024