Andrew Whitworth

Policy Director, EMEA at Ripple

Andrew is a public policy specialist with extensive international experience in financial services, payments and fintech policy and regulation. He is currently Ripple’s Policy Director for EMEA, where he leads Ripple’s engagement with policy-makers in the UK, EU, Middle East and Africa.

Before Ripple, Andrew led the policy work of a UK-headquartered fintech payments start-up and previously spent 4 years as an official at the Bank of England, where he worked on prudential policy, international engagement, and fintech/crypto policy analysis. He started his career in Brussels working in the EU public and private sectors. He has a PhD in International Political Economy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), based in Washington, DC and Bologna, Italy; and a BA/MA from the University of Oxford. His latest book is Regulating banks: the politics of instability.