FinTech Scotland the industry body for Scotland’s financial technology sector has announced the board members who will work with CEO Stephen Ingledew to oversee and enable the organisation’s strategic plans to make Scotland one of the top five fintech hubs in the world.
The announcement follows the recent appointment of David Fergusson, the Chief Executive of Nucleus Financial, as chair of the organisation.
The board members represent a cross section of Scotland’s fintech ecosystem, including representatives from the organisation’s 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
- Anneli Ritari-Stewart – Managing Director, iProspect, Dentsu Aegis Network
- 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, two observer roles have been announced, who will attend board meetings in a purely observational capacity:
- Maggie Craig – Head of Scotland, Financial Conduct Authority
- Karen Rodger – Head of Financial Services and fintech Policy, Scottish Government
Stephen Ingledew, the CEO of Fintech Scotland, told DIGIT: “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 full meeting of the new board took place on Tuesday June 26, reflecting on the last six months and focusing on the organisation’s strategic priorities for the rest of 2018.