Victoria Cleland is Chief Cashier at the Bank of England. As well as having responsibility for all of the Bank’s involvement in banknotes, she leads the Bank’s work on digital currencies. Victoria has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and an MBA from Imperial College London.
The New Bank of England £5 note was issued on 13 September 2016. This is the Bank of England’s first polymer banknote and the first in a new series of notes. The polymer £10 note will be issued in summer 2017 and the polymer £20 note by 2020. This presentation will outline some of the key challenges of the £5 launch and lessons for future launches.