New CEO announced at FinTech Australia

Major fintech body names investment veteran and long-time industry expert as new chief

New CEO announced at FinTech Australia


By Mike Wood

FinTech Australia has announced a new CEO, with industry stalwart Andrew Porter (pictured) set to take over at the top.

He replaces Rebecca Schott-Guppy, who left the fintech peak body after three years at the helm last August to join venture capital fund Firemark.

Porter has 20 years’ experience in the sector, with a long history of investor activity and leadership roles across financial services, crypto and start-ups.

“It is a huge honour to lead and represent one of Australia’s key voices and influencers in the vitally important fintech industry,” said Porter.

“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.

“I also believe FinTech Australia can lead the way in defining fintech as a career path from high school through to tertiary education This is key to supporting a stronger and more innovative local fintech industry, which is vital for the growth of the Australian economy.”

Schott-Guppy oversaw an expansion of FinTech Australia and the growth of flagship events such as The Finnies, the major awards evening for fintechs, and the Intersekt convention that brings together figures from across the industry.

“This appointment marks the next phase in FinTech Australia’s work of stewarding the growth of the industry,” said FinTech Australia chair Simone Joyce.

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


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