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Smart Data Foundry board member appointed as Non-Executive Directors to the CFIT board

June 2023

We’re excited to share the news that our board member Stephen Ingledew OBE has joined the Centre for Finance, Innovation, and Technology (CFIT) board as an independent non-executive director!

CFIT, established in early 2023, acts as a hub for collaboration among government, regulators, and industry, primarily focusing on driving innovation and growth in the UK fintech sector. Its mission is prioritising key initiatives, finding practical solutions, and fostering a thriving fintech community.

Stephen will work alongside Alex Marsh, the former Head of Klarna UK, bringing their valuable expertise and insights to the CFIT team. As independent non-executive directors, Stephen and Alex will play a vital role in strengthening CFIT’s governance and forming expert coalitions comprising professionals from finance, technology, academia, and policymakers.

Stephen Ingledew OBE is widely recognised as a passionate advocate for openness, creativity, and inclusivity within the financial world. He has an impressive track record of driving collaborations among regional fintech clusters in the UK. In his new role, Stephen will chair CFIT’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee, leveraging his expertise in selecting board members and executive directors to ensure a well-rounded team with diverse skills, independence, and knowledge. This balance is critical to CFIT’s success in fostering innovation and collaboration.

Stephen expressed his enthusiasm about joining CFIT, sharing his excitement for the opportunity to contribute to the organisation’s mission and positively impact the fintech landscape.

I am thrilled to have been appointed NED for CFIT. Having set up Fintech Scotland in 2018 to deliver positive economic outcomes through financial innovation, I have first hand experience of driving collaborations across diverse stakeholders and organisations and can bring my expertise to the team as we, jointly, lead the charge for financial innovation across the UK.
Stephen Ingledew OBE

To read more about the appointment and CFIT, please visit the CFIT Website.