Sonia Brown

Director of UK Regulatory Policy and Public Affairs, Visa

Sonia Brown is the Director of UK Regulatory Policy and Public Affairs at Visa, and a member of both the Legal and Regulatory Leadership Team and the Global Government Relations Leadership Team within Visa Inc.

Prior to joining Visa late in 2015, Sonia was a board member and Chief Regulation Officer for the water regulator (Ofwat) where she successfully led the most recent pricing reset (worth in excess of £46bn). Before joining Ofwat, Sonia worked as the health care regulator (Monitor) Chief Economist. At Monitor, Sonia was responsible for developing policy to set up the first economic regulator for health care in England. Sonia started her career at the energy regulator, (Ofgem) where she held a number of senior positions including Director of Gas Network Sales and Director of European Strategy and the Environment.

Sonia is also a non-executive director, a council member for the Regulatory Policy Institute and mentors young individuals in the utilities industry.

Author's Latest Articles

October 11, 2017

The intersection between politics, innovation and inclusion

This year Visa hosted events at both the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences to discuss how technology and digital innovation can support inclusion and drive growth…

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