Global banking leader joins fintech’s Board of Directors

Share-trading platform Superhero has today welcomed Dianne (Di) Challenor as a non-executive director on its Board joining its Chair Philip Crutchfield and Superhero co-founders, John Winters and Wayne Baskin.

Ms Challenor has more than two decades’ worth of leadership roles in major financial institutions, including her current role as Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Services, at Westpac Institutional Banking.

“We are so pleased to have someone of Di’s calibre join our Board as Superhero continues to grow, and gain popularity among a wide range of users of our platform,” Superhero Chair Philip Crutchfield said.

“Di brings with her a broad range of banking experience at JP Morgan and Citi, as well as roles on boards for startups like 10x Future Technologies and Zip Co.”

“Having already worked alongside one another on the Zip Co Board, I have no doubt that Di has the right mix of skills and experience to help us build on our early successes,” said Mr Crutchfield.

Ms Challenor said, “I am incredibly excited about joining the team, it gives me an opportunity to leverage my banking and previous board experience to help Superhero grow, and provide the best solutions for a broad range of consumers in Australia and globally.”

From 2013, Ms Challenor held the Hong Kong-based role of Managing Director & Head of Transaction Services Asia Pacific for JP Morgan, before returning to Australia to join Westpac Group in 2017.

Previously, Ms Challenor was a chief operating officer of Citi’s transaction bank and held several other senior roles in the Asia Pacific region during her 13 years with the institution.

Background

Co-founded by CEO John Winters and CTO Wayne Baskin in 2018, Superhero’s mission is to make investing affordable, accessible and understandable.

Superhero’s ASX trading platform launch in September 2020 prompted 10,000 customers to sign up in its first three weeks.

Superhero’s June $25 million capital raise saw institutional investors, Perennial Investment Management, Regal Funds Management and Thorney Investment Group take up a stake in the fintech startup.

In July, Superhero launched $0 brokerage U.S. trading.

This offers Superhero’s 85,000 customers the ability to trade 4,500 U.S. shares and ETFs, with real-time account funding, FX transfers and access to live Nasdaq market data for no extra fees.

Superhero Super will soon be available on Superhero’s award-winning platform, which is designed to meet the high expectations of a new generation of investors.

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