FinTech Scotland announces new board members
FinTech Scotland has today announced the board members who will work with CEO Stephen Ingledew and his team to oversee the strategic plans conceived with the aim of making Scotland a top five global fintech centre.
The details of the board members follow on from the announcement last month confirming the new chair of FinTech Scotland, David Fergusson, the Chief Executive of Nucleus Financial.
The board members represent a cross section of the fintech economy, including representatives from the six recently announced strategic partners.
The board members are:
David Fergusson (Chair) - Chief Executive, Nucleus Financial
Jude Cook - Co-Founder and CEO, ShareIn
Hugh Edmiston - Corporate Services Director, University of Edinburgh
Louise Smith – Head of Design, RBS
Linda Hanna – Managing Director, Scottish Enterprise
Kent Mackenzie – Partner and Global Head of fintech in Scotland, Deloitte
Melba Foggo – Managing Director, UK Consulting, Sopra Steria
Yvonne Dunn – Partner, Pinsent Masons
Neil Cunningham - Partnerships Director, Equifax UK
Paul Ryan - Director of Watson Artificial Intelligence & Data, IBM
In addition, the following will attend board meetings in an observer role:
Maggie Craig – Head of Scotland, Financial Conduct Authority
Karen Rodger – Head of Financial Services and fintech Policy, Scottish Government
FinTech Scotland CEO Stephen Ingledew said: “I’m delighted with the diverse range of experience and expertise we will have around the Board table to guide us in taking forward the FinTech Scotland plans. Each individual is passionate about making fintech a major success in Scotland and, at a personal and collective level, they will provide wise counsel and guidance in driving our core values of collaboration, innovation and inclusion.”
The first board meeting took place on Tuesday 26th June, reflecting on the last six months and focussing on strategic priorities for the rest of the year.
FinTech Scotland has been established by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, the financial services sector and University of Edinburgh with the target of ensuring that Scotland seizes these fintech opportunities and achieves critical mass in the sector by encouraging financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion as part of the country’s broader digital economy objectives.
The founding partners were the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, The University of Edinburgh, HSBC, Avaloq and Lloyds Banking Group.
FinTech Scotland also has six strategic partners, Deloitte, Pinsent Masons, Sopra Steria, Equifax, Dentsu Aegis and IBM.