Philip Hammond is a British conservative politician who has held his seat in the House of Commons for over 20 years. He is the current Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury and has been since his appointment by Theresa May in July of 2016.
He has also served as Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Defence and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Hammond studied philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford where he attained a first-class honours degree. He has been an MP for Runnymede and Weybridge since 1997.
The financial impact of Brexit will determine a great deal of how May approaches the talks and therefore Hammond has been handed a vital role.
Pullman is working on a strategy to boost the UK which will reportedly include a fintech bridge between the UK and Australia. There have also been talks of burgeoning relationships between the UK and both India and South Africa. The UK’s Fintech Strategy Group (FSG) has been created to bring together leaders in the fintech space and ensure the country remains a dominant force in the market with Brexit looming.