Government launches fintech advisory group

Stone & Chalk’s Craig Dunn to chair group

Stone & Chalk chairperson and Westpac director Craig Dunn will chair a new fintech advisory group launched today by the government.

“Although Australia is a leading financial services market in the region, the sector is becoming increasingly globalised and exposed to technological disruption,” said a statement issued on behalf of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison.

“Many traditional financial products are being disrupted by the FinTech sector, which is well positioned to become a leading player in the Asia-Pacific,” the statement said.

The group will offer guidance on boosting the fintech sector in Australia.

Along with Dunn, the group consists of:

Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Reinventure
Matt Symons, Co-Founder and CEO, Society One
Jason Yetton, former Group Executive, Retail and Business Banking, Westpac
Nerida Caesar, CEO and Managing Director, Veda
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, Group Executive, Institutional Banking & Markets, Commonwealth Bank
Ben Heap, Founding Partner, H2 Ventures
Claire Wivell Plater, Owner, The Fold Legal Pty Ltd
Asher Tan, Co-Founder and CEO, Coinjar
Libby Roy, Managing Director, Paypal Australia
Jost Stollman, Executive Director and CEO, Tyro Payments
Jonny Wilkinson, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Equitise
Scott Farrell, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons.

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