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Jessica Lennard

Head of UK Regulation and Public Affairs, Visa Europe

Jessica studied Law at Oxford before obtaining a Master’s degree in Politics at the LSE. She qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters LLP, before leaving the City to join Conservative Campaign Headquarters as a policy adviser and campaigns manager. She subsequently established and ran the energy lobbying practices for two leading consultancies, Hanover Communications and Edelman, London.

Prior to joining Visa as Head of UK Regulation and Public Affairs, Jessica was Director of Corporate Affairs and Regulation at one of the ‘big four’ telcos, TalkTalk PLC; and Head of Corporate Affairs at the leading challenger brand in the energy retail space, OVO Energy. Her cross-sector expertise now spans regulation, policy and public affairs; media, corporate communications and crisis; PR and CSR. She has sat on the boards of the Conservative Environment Network and leading children’s online safety charity, Internet Matters, as well as being a member of the Ofgem Stakeholder Engagement Panel.

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February 14, 2018

Talking connected washing machines in Westminster

One of the great benefits of joining Visa’s global business eighteen months ago is that we are now able to showcase and share truly world-leading expertise across all our markets…

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