FinTech Australia appoints paytech veteran Andrew Porter as CEO
FinTech Australia, the country’s national association for the fintech and start-up community, has appointed financial services investor and paytech veteran Andrew Porter as its new CEO.
The group currently represents more than 420 fintechs in the country and acts as a liaison between the fintech community and more than 35 corporate partners.
Speaking on his appointment, Porter says his new role will allow him 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”.
He brings more than two decades of experience within the financial services sector, including holding senior roles at three global payments fintechs — OFX, World First and TransferMate.
The Sydney resident will head up the organisation at a “key point”, with companies looking to make the most of the opportunities – and address the issues – surrounding new paytech, crypto and blockchain technologies.
Porter says: “I 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.”
FinTech Australia chair Simone Joyce adds: “Andrew’s long-running expertise in start-ups, fintech and also cryptocurrency made him an ideal candidate to take up the reins and lead the organisation into the future.”