Elizabeth DiaferiaAdvisory Board
After a distinguished and extensive career in international financial markets and politics, Elizabeth has her own consultancy working in tech, creative industries, public affairs and with entrepreneurs. She has specialised in tech from her work at the government-backed Tech Nation promoting UK digital businesses. She led a delegation of UK digital businesses to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and regularly promotes the UK digital economy and ecosystem via international and local engagement. She is particularly interested in the Edtech, Fintech and Smart cities sectors, having been involved in her own Edtech startup. She was Advocacy Director for London Tech Week in 2016. She is Head of Brexit Media Policy working within the Broadcasting Industry for Expert Media Partners.
She was previously Head of New Business for The Conservative Party, and worked closely with senior parliamentarians, SMEs and entrepreneurs. Her first career in investment banking spanned senior positions within major US, UK, Japanese and European banks, specialising in Fixed Income, where she held senior positions in both Sales and Fund Management.
She is a Mentor for Commonwealth First, a Programme developed by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council with the Foreign Office. Elizabeth sits on the Advisory Boards for ADA, the National College for Digital Skills and Hastee Pay, an award-winning Fintech company disrupting pay cycles as well as promoting financial wellbeing.