FinTech Scotland has announced the board members who will work with chief executive Stephen Ingledew and its team to oversee the strategic plans for making Scotland a top five global fintech centre.

The board members represent a cross section of the fintech economy, including representatives from the six recently announced strategic partners. The details follow the announcement last month confirming the David Fergusson, chief executive of Nucleus Financial, as the new chair of FinTech Scotland.

The board members are:

  • David Fergusson (Chair) – Chief Executive, Nucleus Financial
  • Jude Cook – Co-Founder and CEO, ShareIn
  • Hugh Edmiston – Corporate Services Director, University of Edinburgh
  • Louise Smith – Head of Design, RBS
  • Linda Hanna – Managing Director, Scottish Enterprise
  • Kent Mackenzie – Partner and Global Head of fintech in Scotland, Deloitte
  • Anneli Ritari-Stewart – Managing Director, iProspect, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Melba Foggo – Managing Director, UK Consulting, Sopra Steria
  • Yvonne Dunn – Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Neil Cunningham – Partnerships Director, Equifax UK
  • Paul Ryan – Director of Watson Artificial Intelligence & Data, IBM

In addition, the following will attend board meetings in an observer role:

  • Maggie Craig – Head of Scotland, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Karen Rodger – Head of Financial Services and fintech Policy, Scottish Government

Commenting on the board appointments, Stephen Ingledew said: “I’m delighted with the diverse range of experience and expertise we will have around the Board table to guide us in taking forward the FinTech Scotland plans.

“Each individual is passionate about making fintech a major success in Scotland and, at a personal and collective level, they will provide wise counsel and guidance in driving our core values of collaboration, innovation and inclusion.”

The first board meeting took place on Tuesday this week, reflecting on the last six months and focussing on strategic priorities for the rest of the year.