Danielle Szetho previously worked with Fairfax, leading major initiatives across the publisher’s events, content marketing and data divisions to meet new trends and deliver solutions for key partners.
FinTech Australia president, co-founder and managing director of the Reinventure Group, Simon Cant, said Szetho — who is on the leadership committee of StartupWeek Sydney — has a “huge amount of passion and energy for Australian FinTech, and the perfect mix of skills to help FinTech Australia achieve its vision to make Australia one of the leading markets for FinTech innovation and investment".
“Danielle has deep connections across the corporate sector and in media, and brings a wealth of experience driving successful collaborations across diverse stakeholders. As an early contributor to the association’s business plan, we’re confident she’ll hit the ground running fast when she starts mid June.”
“Our financial reform priorities paper led to the federal government making FinTech a national priority, the creation of the FinTech Advisory Group and the inclusion of several FinTech-specific measures in the 2016 federal budget.
“We’re continuing that momentum and have established member sub-committees that feed directly into policy makers and both sides of government. They’re currently working on key policy areas like Robo-Advice, RegTech, Open Data and Blockchain – these ongoing policy discussions need a lot more visibility in the FinTech Community to ensure we capture their input and support.”
Szetho said: “As we progress our plans to establish nation-wide benchmarks and regular touch-points for the industry, I hope to meet many of our members to understand what they need to flourish and scale.
“I’m also keen to work closely with FinTech Hubs, accelerators, VCs, meet-ups, both sides of government and other industry associations to promote and amplify their efforts on existing programs that help connect and improve conditions for FinTech Startups.”