FinTech Australia ramps up industry support with fresh leadership hires

March 18, 2024
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  • FinTech Australia has made new leadership appointments to support the industry’s growth.
  • Sarah Gorman has been elected as the new Chair, with Rehan D’Almeida as the new CEO.

FinTech Australia is making strategic leadership changes to bolster its support for the industry’s growth. Sarah Gorman has been elected as the organization’s new Chair, with Rehan D’Almeida taking on the role of CEO. Gorman, a founding team member and investor of Melbourne-based DAS (Digital Agriculture Services), brings over two decades of experience in advisory, entrepreneurship, and investment to the position. She is committed to shaping the future of Australia’s fintech industry and believes that with the right support, fintech organizations can drive the country’s digital economy and address global challenges such as climate change and inequality.

Rehan D’Almeida, the new CEO, has a proven track record of growing the fintech ecosystem in Australia and globally. Under his leadership, FinTech Australia has seen significant growth, with over 400 members and corporate partners. The organization has been active in providing submissions to the government on fintech-related policy and hosting successful events like the Intersekt Fintech Festival and The Finnies. D’Almeida is focused on navigating the industry’s regulatory challenges and helping fintechs contribute to societal issues like climate change.

Simone Joyce, the outgoing Chair and founder of Paypa Plane, has played a key role in FinTech Australia’s growth over the past three years. Joyce will continue to advise the organization on payment-related policy matters as she focuses on scaling Paypa Plane globally. The new leadership appointments signal a strong commitment to supporting and driving the growth of the fintech industry in Australia, unlocking critical funding opportunities for fintech startups and established companies alike.

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