Tara O'Neill

Tara is “Intelligent, organised, capable…Truly exceptional.” – Ex. Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Executive Director at the Bank of England.

Having worked at the Bank of England for ten years, Tara has been a press officer, private secretary to the Executive Director of Insurance Supervision, policy-maker and supervisor.

Tara is now a manager in the Governance and Controls Function, ensuring the PRA has effective governance arrangements in place and that the robustness of decision making is maintained. This sees Tara manage the PRA Practitioner Panel and Insurance Sub-Committee and the Bank of England complaints process.

Tara’s academics are founded in Law and Politics, studying at Cardiff University and being awarded the Jordon Publishing Law Prize. Tara obtained a distinction in her Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, focusing on corporate finance, M&A and banking law. Tara is currently completing an MBA (Strategic Leadership and Management) at Exeter University whilst working full-time.

As a notable ally for diversity and inclusion, Tara is a mentor as part of the ‘Rise Up’ scheme (a community seeking to empower women to progress confidently with their careers and boost minority representation at leadership level). Tara is also a member of the Bank of England Disability Network, Women in the Bank Network and Parent+ Network.

Outside of work, Tara is an exhibited artist (7QGallery) and has been featured in several publications including House & Garden magazine. Within the local community, Tara helps to organise the Chepstow Festival of Arts and is Grants Manager for the Dell Primary School Parent Teacher Association.

That being said, Tara’s most important role is being ‘Mum’ to her three children.