New CEO at FinTech Scotland

12 Jan 2021

Nicola Anderson has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of FinTech Scotland, the cluster leadership body.

She has been on secondment from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for two years and most recently became the interim CEO when Stephen Ingledew became Executive Chair in November 2020

The FinTech Scotland announcement came as the body reached its third anniversary. Since its formation in January 2018, the Scottish fintech SME community has grown from 26 firms to 150.

Nicola was a senior regulator at the FCA and also brings experience working for small enterprises and larger institutions, with a focus on customer experience and operational change.

Executive Chair of FinTech Scotland, Stephen Ingledew said: "I am looking forward to supporting Nicola take Fintech Scotland on to the new stage of its exciting journey."

Nicola Anderson said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be appointed into this role and for the opportunity to further the great work already achieved by FinTech Scotland. Joining the team has reinforced my passion for entrepreneurial innovation and how it can benefit citizens and the economy. I'm very much looking forward to championing the fintech community  through innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness."