FinTech Australia Announces New Board Member Appointments

FinTech Australia announced on Thursday it has appointed three new board members, with the addition of one new board position in Queensland. According to the organization, the board will now consist of nine members split across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. It was then reported that the board will also be providing input on the direction and policies of Fintech Australia, the board actively participates in its operation. FinTech Australia further explained:

“The appointments follow FinTech Australia’s refocus to facilitate and encourage collaboration across all elements in fintech and the broader financial services sector. This year’s annual Finnies awards will focus on the relaunched ethos towards collaboration and recognising standout fintech businesses. It also follows the group’s escalation of its efforts to champion local issues affecting the fintech sector including the changing payments landscape, R&D tax credits,  and the Consumer Data Regime.”

The new members include:

  • Simone Joyce: Managing Director of Brisbane-based Paypa Plane, a digital payments solution
  • Robin Sands: CEO and Co-founder Link4, an invoice delivery SaaS solution
  • Nicholas Lembo: Country Manager, Australia at online money transfer firm TransferWise

Speaking about the new appointments, General Manager of FinTech Australia, Rebecca Schot-Guppy, stated:

“Sydney and Melbourne have long dominated fintech in Australia, but now we’re starting to see other states catch up. By appointing another board member, we want to ensure that Queensland has a strong voice at the table when it comes policy and ecosystem matters.”

Joyce went on to add:

“It’s such an exciting time to be involved in fintech both in Australia and particularly Queensland. We’ve reached a pivotal point where fintech theory is becoming reality, and I’m pleased to report that Queensland’s fintechs are playing an increasingly important role in this shift.  It’s an absolute privilege to be able to advocate on behalf of the local and national fintech community, and I look forward to supporting its growth and success.”

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