Innovate Finance hires Adam Jackson as new policy director
UK industry body, Innovate Finance, has appointed Adam Jackson as its new director of policy.
Jackson experience in both public policy and finance. He spent five and a half years at Grant Thornton as a director of public affairs, and has worked in UK government as a director for rail change.
Innovate Finance says Jackson joins at a time when the entity is ramping up both its policy and regulatory engagement.
It adds that Jackson will work with the body’s membership and the wider fintech community to help shape UK regulatory policy towards the sector.
“This is an exciting time as the sector continues to grow and mature, creating jobs and prosperity across the UK,” says Jackson.
He adds that through the innovation of financial services the sector can “better meet customer and societal needs”.
“Innovate Finance has already given UK FinTech a powerful voice, and the Kalifa Review sets a clear course.
“I look forward to building on this momentum to advance policies that make the UK the world’s best fintech ecosystem.”
Earlier this year, Innovate Finance released figures indicating that the UK fintech industry is making a recovery from the pandemic, attracting $2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2021.
“The UK is known for its world-leading regulatory system that has opened the way for innovation to flourish,” says Janine Hirt, CEO of Innovate Finance.
“We want to see the continuation of this forward-thinking regulatory approach.
“Adam brings vital experience in both public policy and finance to the role at a time when we have a real opportunity to build on the backing from government.”