Fintech Australia appoints Andrew Porter as CEO

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Fintech Australia appoints Andrew Porter as CEO

FinTech Australia, a national association for the Australian fintech startup community, has appointed financial services veteran investor, adviser, and long-time executive Andrew Porter as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

Porter brings to FinTech Australia over two decades of experience in the financial services sector, having held senior roles at three global payments fintechs OFX, World First, and TransferMate.

FinTech Australia Chair Simone Joyce said the CEO appointment marks the next phase in the association's work of stewarding the industry's growth.

“Andrew's long-running expertise in startups, fintech, and also cryptocurrency made him an ideal candidate to take up the reins and lead the organisation into the future,” Joyce added.

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FinTech Australia has grown to represent more than 420 fintechs across Australia and support 35 corporate partners in their interactions with the industry – and the latest appointment will play a major role in dealing with the government on policy matters regarding new payments technology, cryptocurrency, and blockchain innovation.

Commenting on his new role, Porter said: “It is a huge honour to lead and represent one of Australia's key voices and influencers in the vitally important fintech industry. I have been given the opportunity 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.

“Thanks to FinTech Australia's impressive membership base and its list of highly accomplished members, I'm excited about the organisation's capacity to serve as an unrivalled hub for supporting mentorship across the industry.”

Aside from the benefits of collaborating with the government on policy matters, FinTech Australia's major events, such as The Finnie Awards and Intersekt conference, play an essential role in drawing international attention, galvanising and growing the industry.