The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has appointed Dan Moore as its new Head of Strategy and Intelligence. Dan is currently Director of Rail Strategy and Analysis at the Department for Transport (DfT), having previously worked at the Competition and Markets Authority.

Dan will start work at the PSR on 15  January 2024 and will also be part of the PSR’s executive team. Further biographical information can be found below.

In his new role at the PSR Dan will lead the Strategy and Intelligence division which focuses on understanding current and future trends in payments, both in the UK and internationally. This informs the delivery of our five-year Strategy and identifies new areas that the PSR should be focusing on.

Chris Hemsley, the PSR’s Managing Director, said:

“Dan brings a real depth of experience in strategy and analysis, and how public policy can improve outcomes. I’m delighted to welcome him to the PSR.

“The PSR plays a leading role, domestically and globally, on areas such as tackling payment fraud; unlocking the full potential of open banking; and ensuring people can make payments in ways that meet their needs – be that digital or cash.

“Payments is one of the most dynamic, influential and exciting places to be in financial services right now. Dan and his team will help make sure that the PSR is outward facing and focused on the right things at the right time - gathering insight and intelligence so we can continue to deliver good outcomes for everybody that uses a payment system.”

The PSR’s executive team is as follows:

  • Chris Hemsley - Managing Director
  • Alex Olive - General Counsel
  • Dan Moore - Head of Strategy & Intelligence
  • Kate Fitzgerald - Head of Policy
  • Natalie Golding - Chief Operating Officer
  • Oliver Hanmer - Head of Supervision and Compliance Monitoring


Biographical information

At the DfT Dan led a broad range of strategy, analysis, and innovation projects across rail – delivering positive outcomes at a time of massive change and challenge - particularly as rail responded to Brexit and the Covid pandemic. This ranged from delivering major rail funding decisions, through to rail regulatory strategy and supporting international rail.

Previous roles:

  • September 2019 - January 2023: Director, Rail Strategy and Analysis (including Acting Director General, Rail Strategy and Services, January - March 2023), Department for Transport (DfT).
  • January 2019 - January 2020: Director, Rail Brexit, DfT.
  • April 2015 - January 2019: Deputy Director, Rail Markets Strategy, DfT.
  • May 2004 - April 2015: Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and Competition and Markets Authority.