Sonia Virdee is the Financial Services Director for the City of London Corporation, the governing body of the Square Mile. As Financial Services Director, a key part of Sonia’s role is driving innovation within the City Corporation.

Sonia has extensive expertise driving successful organisations to accurate and timely financial reporting and effective process improvement. She is focused and results-driven, with considerable hands-on expertise in streamlining business operations and developing financial controls to manage and mitigate risks effectively.

Sonia was a nominee and winner at the Public Finance Awards 2019 and was honoured to win the Public Finance Future Leader of The Year. Sonia is passionate about Change in the Public Sector to empower our nation with the latest tools, techniques and approaches to optimise the industry and benchmark it against best practices through Strategic Transformation.

Her approach is not about disruption; She is focused on enablement. ! Sonia’s key motivator and driver is supporting, coaching, and mentoring people to succeed. As such, it helps that she is a proud mother of three children and runs a diverse household.