FinTech Australia appoints fintech veteran investor, executive Andrew Porter as CEO
FinTech Australia has appointed financial services investor, advisor and long time executive Andrew Porter as its new CEO.
Porter brings over two decades of experience in the financial services sector to the position, including holding senior roles at three global payments fintechs OFX, World First and TransferMate.
FinTech Australia has grown to represent over 420 fintechs in Australia while also supporting 35 corporate partners in their interactions with the industry.
In addition to the organisation’s collaboration with the government on policy matters, FinTech Australia’s major events — The Finnie Awards and Intersekt conference — play an important role in drawing international attention, galvanizing and growing the industry.
The appointment comes at a key point for the organisation, with it set to play a leading role in dealing with the government on policy matters regarding new payments technology, cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation.
Incoming FinTech Australia CEO Andrew Porter said: “It is a huge honour to lead and represent one of Australia’s key voices and influencers in the vitally important fintech industry. I have been given the opportunity to give back to the industry I have loved being a part of from its earliest days, and to help foster its growth at a critically innovative juncture.”
“Thanks to FinTech Australia’s impressive membership base and its list of highly accomplished members, I’m excited about the organisation’s capacity to serve as an unrivalled hub for supporting mentorship across the industry.”
“I also believe FinTech Australia can lead the way in defining fintech as a career path from high school through to tertiary education This is key to supporting a stronger and more innovative local Fintech industry, which is vital for the growth of the Australian economy,” Porter said.
FinTech Australia Chair Simone Joyce added: “This appointment marks the next phase in FinTech Australia’s work of stewarding the growth of the industry”.
“Andrew’s long-running expertise in startups, fintech, and also cryptocurrency made him an ideal candidate to take up the reins and lead the organisation into the future.”
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About FinTech Australia
FinTech Australia is a national association for the Australian FinTech Startup community. Our vision is to make Australia the leading market for FinTech Innovation and Investment by working with both sides of Government, Industry and the Australian FinTech community to create a supportive environment and partner ecosystem in Australia and abroad.