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Top 25 Australian Fintech Influencers

The Australian fintech industry is booming, and these are the people (in no particular order) that are helping to shape it.

alex scandurra

Name: Alex Scandurra

Position: CEO of Stone & Chalk

Superpower: Fintech Ringmaster

It will almost be like a tsunami when the millennials get more than 50% of the world’s buying power. They will be the ones who will decide the future of the industry.

alistair lamond

Name: Alistair Lamond

Position: Commercial director of Skippr

Superpower: Diagnosing the finances of fintech

Empowering SMEs to take control of their finances means more competition, innovation, productivity and growth for Australian businesses.

andrea myles

Name: Andrea Myles

Position: CEO of the China Australia Millennial Project

Superpower: Strengthening our fintech ties

There are opportunities up and down the whole scope of business, and it's not just the giants and the big banks who can take advantage.

asher tan

Name: Asher Tan

Position: Co-founder and CEO of CoinJar

Superpower: Bitcoin proliferation extraordinaire

Overcoming obstacles is a two-fold constant of thinking creatively to solve problems, while having the drive to engage and interact with people to address them.

ben heap

Name: Ben Heap

Position: Founding partner at H2 Ventures

Superpower: Pumping fuel back into fintech

If there was one area in which we could build a real level of expertise in global terms, it is financial services. We would love to see Australia become known for its fintech sector.

caitlyn iles

Name: Caitlin Iles

Position: Founder of XChange

Superpower: Destroying the glass ceiling

For anyone who thinks the glass ceiling is a figment of womens' imaginations, the stats don't lie.

cameron dart

Name: Cameron Dart

Position: Founder and CEO of Australian FinTech

Superpower: Unravelling fintech's strings

We have ground-breaking technology here – we just need to educate the masses that fintech is here, it’s helpful and it’s here to stay.

charlotte petris

Name: Charlotte Petris

Position: Founder and CEO of Timelio, vice-president of Fintech Australia

Superpower: Fintech double threat

The concept that small causes can have large effects is not only useful for weather prediction, but also for fintech and its effect on the economy.

danielle szetho

Name: Danielle Szetho

Position: CEO of Fintech Australia

Superpower: Fearlessly working for fintech

My vision is to make Australia one of the world’s leading markets for fintech innovation.

danny gilligan

Name: Danny Gilligan

Position: Co-founder of Reinventure and co-founder of Data Republic

Superpower: Wrangling data and investments

The Australian fintech industry is developing rapidly and we continue to be impressed by the quality of the talent, ideas and technology that exists in the startups.

darcy naunton

Name: Darcy Naunton

Position: Co-founder and partner at Adventure Capital, co-founder of York Butter, CFO and co-founder of Clover

Superpower: Sergeant of the fintech army

We believe that there are great opportunities to build and grow businesses in Australia and we are doing everything we can to prove that point.

david ball

Name: David Ball

Position: Secretary of Fintech Australia

Superpower: Unlocking the data chains

I think we're only going to create a better market for the average person to benefit from and be financially better off.

emma weston

Name: Emma Weston

Position: Co-founder and director of Full Profile

Superpower: Farming the fintech fields

We’re proud of our uniqueness, not only as Australians, but also as an agritech startup bringing blockchain solutions to physical commodity supply chains.

glen frost

Name: Glen Frost

Position: Founder of Fintech Summit, Fintech Awards and Fintech Sydney

Superpower: Fostering the fintech community

You’re looking at how people are going to borrow money, lend money, invest money. If you add up every part of a bank that has the potential to be disrupted, you end up with a huge ecosystem of startups.

Ian Pollari

Name: Ian Pollari

Position: Partner and head of banking, KPMG Australia and global co-lead fintech

Superpower: Fintech's heavy hitter

Continue to challenge business models and the way things are done.

james eyers

Name: James Eyers

Position: Financial services editor at the Australian Financial Review

Superpower: Profiling the fintech industry

Australia needs to grow some fintech champions.

lachlan heussler

Name: Lachlan Heussler

Position: Managing director of Spotcap

Superpower: Enabling the little guy

The industry is on the verge of something great and continued investment is needed in order to reach its full potential.

Michelle Mofatt

Name: Michelle Mofatt

Position: Head of internal audit at Tyro Payments, co-organiser of Sydney Femtech leaders

Superpower: Empowering women in fintech

My experience of growing up in a developing country meant that there is always a way to make it work, you just need to be persistent and innovative.

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Name: Mike Cannon-Brookes

Position: Co-founder and CEO of Atlassian, director and investor at Tyro, investor at Blackbird Ventures, Shoes of Prey and Startmate

Superpower: Voicing the fintech revolution

It would certainly be a much better world for every small business owner and citizen, to have a much more competitive banking system, and I hope that technology will try to level that playing field.

Miles Burke

Name: Miles Burke

Position: Founder and managing director of 6Q and Bam Creative, Producer at Startup and News Curator at Startup Perth

Superpower: Serial entrepreneur

We should keep striving for perfect, but accept it’s unattainable.

mon wulff

Name: Mon Wulff

Position: CEO and co-founder of Startup Muster

Superpower: Revealing Australia's startup ecosystem

Australian startups are taking advantage as much as they can of the opportunities in front of them.

niki scevak

Name: Niki Scevak

Position: Co-founder of Blackbird Ventures and creator of Startmate

Superpower: Leading the fintech leaders

This fund is for people with companies that they're going to stick with for decades, that will be their life's work, who never sell out and want to change the world.

simon cant

Name: Simon Cant

Position: Managing director and co-founder at Reinventure and president of Fintech Australia

Superpower: Throwing open the gates to investments

Fintech is the engine room of the Australian economy, enabling all other industries to grow and transact.

stuart stoyan

Name: Stuart Stoyan

Position: CEO of MoneyPlace

Superpower: Pioneering opportunity

We have a unified vision and together will ensure Australia is competitive on a regional and global basis.

wyatt roy

Name: Wyatt Roy

Position: Former Assistant Minister for Innovation and managing director- Australia of Afiniti

Superpower: Fintech policymaker gone rogue

We’re seeing an incredible opportunity to give customers and consumers a better experience and better outcome, and Australia is well placed to do this.

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