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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 17, 2017

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Innovate Finance founding director steps down

Innovate Finance founding director steps down
Marc Shoffman

ONE of the founding directors of Innovate Finance, Nick Hungerford, has stepped down.

Hungerford, who is chief executive of robo-investing service Nutmeg, was one of the first non-executive directors of the trade body when it launched in 2014.

“Nick’s experience as a fintech founder and entrepreneur, coupled with his knowledge of the sector and global fintech network, have been hugely important in helping us establish and build the organisation,” Natalie Ceeney, chair of Innovate Finance, said.

“Nick has been with Innovate Finance from its inception in 2014. I’d like to thank him for his time and counsel, and wish him all the best for the future.”

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The trade body has appointed two new non-executive directors, Danny Lopez and Iain Anderson.
Lopez is a former diplomat and is currently chief operating officer of artificial intelligence software company Blippar.

Anderson is co-founder and executive chairman of public policy agency Cicero.

“Lopez and Iain Anderson join the organisation with impressive and complimentary experiences, with a strong passion for fintech,” Ceeney said.

“Their knowledge and expertise will provide valuable counsel as Innovate Finance continues to support the fintech sector.”

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