We welcome nominations from anyone, in any relevant sector. Company must be in London. Nominate yourself or nominate others, the choice is yours. Simply complete the online nomination form and we’ll be in touch if you’re shortlisted.
- Awards Launch – 7th December, 2022
- Closing Date For Applications – 5pm on the 24th March, 2023
- Shortlist Announcement – Week of 25th April, 2023
- Shortlist Interviews – 16th & 17th May, 2023
- Tickets to Awards On Sale – Earlybird tickets available from December 7th
- Fintech Awards London – Event & Ceremony – Wednesday, 21st June, 2023
Judging Panel Chair
Co-Chair of Judging Panel
Fintech Policy and Ecosystems Leader, EY
Anita leads the transformation practice for EY EMEIA Financial Services. Through offerings such as transformation architecture, business experience, design and execution, EY teams leverage their skills and capabilities, and those of its partners, to help solve clients’ most complex issues.
Anita has a track record of success working with CEOs, COOs and CIOs of major banks and insurers globally by helping to execute their business strategies of end-to-end digitization, cost reduction, market differentiation and growth. She is also proud to have facilitated open banking and innovation for one of the UK’s largest financial institutions.
Anita works closely with FinTechs and innovators across the industry to help drive better financial outcomes for consumers and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).
Anita previously led the Financial Services Consulting team in EY Asia-Pacific, driving business model optimization through digital transformation and FinTech collaboration.
Anita earned her postgraduate qualification in Strategy and Innovation at Oxford University’s Said Business School.
Co-Chair of Judging Panel
Deloitte Vice Chair. UK & Europe FinTech & Financial Services Innovation Lead Partner
Louise is Vice Chairman at Deloitte and Head of FinTech and Financial Services Innovation for Deloitte Europe, working across the ecosystem with Financial Services clients, government bodies, regulators, advisors, VCs and the broader FinTech community.
A natural innovator and practical strategist, Louise previously led Deloitte’s Strategy practice and has been at the forefront of shaping Deloitte’s response to FinTech for the benefit of our clients, the FinTechs, and the wider ecosystem. She is relentless about the power of Fintech collaboration to drive financial inclusion and financial literacy and collaborated with Innovate Finance on the Fintech for Schools initiative. Sponsoring recent research into Female Financial Equality, Louise is convening cross-industry engagement and action to accelerating female focused communications and solutions.
She co-led the National Connectivity chapter of the HMT FinTech Strategic Review, ‘Kalifa Review’ and works with clients to partner and scale FinTechs in answer to business challenges. Louise chairs TheCityUK Technology and Innovation Group, represents Deloitte on the UK’s FinTech Strategy Group, is an active Board member of The ScaleUp Institute and is proud to champion Women in VC Europe as a founding sponsor.
Louise was delighted to be recognised again this year on the IF Women in FinTech Powerlist, is active in seeking out best practice from across the globe and applying disruptive innovation principles to client challenges and consumer and SME outcomes. Formerly a banker, she sponsors Deloitte’s focus on Women in Leadership and is passionate about innovation and the potency of inclusive leadership and diversity of thought to drive superior long term commercial success. She holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, ACIB, and DipFS.
Global Technology Lead, Unicorns & Scale Ups at Microsoft
Kate leads the Global Unicorn Cloud Technology team a Microsoft, focusing on digital native companies and building strong technology partnerships and supporting their expansion at scale through technology.
Kate joined Microsoft UK in 2017 to lead the Data and AI Cloud Solution Architecture team for Financial Services, a role in which she helped businesses shape their data strategies in a scalable and responsible way. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2017, Kate held global roles at start-ups in Israel and the UK, where she built and developed technical teams and shaped both technical and commercial strategies.
Kate holds a MSc in Molecular Biology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Director, Tech Sector Specialist,
London Stock Exchange
Neil joined London Stock Exchange Group in July 2020 to lead business development for the tech and tech-enabled sectors. Neil is part of a 20-person primary markets team at the LSE spread across the globe and tasked with helping founders and boards to stay objective. They provide entrepreneurs with a sounding board throughout the IPO process and connect them with advisors to help them transition from private to public markets. They are also work with investors, policy makers, regulators and the wider ecosystem to make it even easier to match capital with the best ideas.
Previously, Neil worked as an investment banker for 15+ years. He started his career in the tech team at Dresdner Kleinwort in 2004 and joined Thomas Weisel Partners in 2009 where he co-founded their European technology investment banking franchise. TWP was acquired by Stifel in 2010 and Neil stayed on to help build Stifel’s global tech business for the next decade helping founders and venture & PE-backed businesses execute cross-border M&A and raise capital through IPOs and FOs across multiple markets.
Ex Chief Growth Officer at Tech Nation
Will joined Tech Nation in 2018, and having scaled several businesses as an entrepreneur himself, he joined on a mission to build the UK tech ecosystem. Specifically focusing on helping scaling tech businesses to grow at speed, promoting investment opportunities in the UK, and driving adoption of the Tech Nation Global Talent Visa to secure high quality talent from overseas, Will is responsible for Growth Programmes, Research and Data, Product and Marketing.
Tech Nation has supported over 30% of the UK’s unicorns and 44% of the UK’s decacorns on their path to success, with thousands more companies and leadership teams now supported through Tech Nation’s activities. Tech Nation’s Growth Platform launched at London Tech Week in June 2022 is already home to half of all UK tech scale-ups. Their programme cohorts have collectively raised over £30bn in funding.