Graham Kellen

CDO (Chair of Velocity Advisory Panel), Schroders
Advice to Innovators
“Aim for the highest peak you see and keep climbing, one step at a time and never stop.”

Ruben Lara

Chief Data Officer, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Advice to Innovators
“Pitch your vision. Show your product. Listen. Iterate.”

Markus Lohman

Global Head of IT, Allianz Global Investors
Advice to Innovators
“Listen actively to your target audience and test ideas fast.”

Olivia Vinden

Head of Fintech and Innovation, UK, Alpha FMC
Advice to Innovators
In the words of Simon Sinek “Start with why…”

Sally Evans

Head of Operating Model Transformation, Aviva Investors
Advice to Innovators

“Don’t be distracted by the naysayers!”

Giuseppe Tedone

Head of Global Portfolio Solutions, Barings Asset Management
Advice to Innovators
“Think big, start small, act fast”

John Macpherson

CEO, BMLL Technologies
Advice to Innovators
“More is learnt in rejection than in acceptance if you are prepared to listen.”

Frank Roden

Head of Asset Management EMEA, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Advice to Innovators
“Don’t be afraid to get things wrong from time to time but learn to fail quickly! Be brave, push boundaries and collaborate in the process.”

Gareth Johnson

Head of Digital Channels and Investment Services, Brewin Dolphin
Advice to Innovators
Do or do not, there is no try!”

Jason Wood

COO, Brooks Macdonald
Advice to Innovators
‘There’s no monopoly on good ideas’

Anne Grim

Chief Customer Office, Fidelity International
Advice to Innovators
“Keep the customer at the centre of your thinking – focus on their problem; get feedback; continually test and refine.”

Stella Dang

Head of Investment Business Management, First State Investments
Advice to Innovators
“You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”

Phil Goffin

Global Chief Technology Officer & Head of Blockchain, FNZ
Advice to Innovators
“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. William Pollard.”

Chris Worle

Group Director of Digital Marketing, Hargreaves Lansdown
Advice to Innovators
“Discover and then never lose sight of the customer need. Always question the value and benefit you are bringing to them”

Kate Land

Chief data Scientist, Havelock london
Advice to Innovators
“Identify valuable problems and keep the solution as simple as possible, but no simpler””

Mark Whitcroft

Partner, Illuminate Financial
Advice to Innovators
“Partnering with the right people and organisations early on can make all the difference to success”

Matthieu Grosclaude

Advice to Innovators

Minesh Patel

Head of Corporate Development, Janus Henderson
Advice to Innovators
“Not all advice is good advice :-)”

Derrick Hastie

Global Head of Data Technology, Kames Capital
Advice to Innovators
“Make sure your solving real problems for your customer…”

Stuart Davis

Senior Associate and FinTech lead, Latham & Watkins
Advice to Innovators
“Always consider how regulation will impact your business and embed compliance within your systems and culture right from the start.”

Robert Jamieson

Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Legal & General
Advice to Innovators

Siobhan Clarke

COO Investment Operations, M&G Investments
Advice to Innovators
“Make sure you are clear on the business problem the technology is trying to solve”

Mike McFadgen

Managing Director, NEX Opportunities
Advice to Innovators
“Ideas are the easy bit, execution, leadership and pure perseverance make the difference.”

Dr Paul Aldrich

Managing Director, Talent Impacts
Advice to Innovators
“Coach and be coached”

Chris Cummings


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Executive Director

Sian Grinter

Sian Grinter

Head of Finance

Gillian Painter

Head of Membership

Ruth Moore

Head of Market Engagement

Helen Ayres

Media Relations Manager

Haneen Ahmed

Digital Marketing Analyst

Oscar Warwick Thompson

Government Affairs Manager

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