The British Business Bank has appointed a board-level investment banker and fintech specialist Jenny Knott as non-executive director, effective immediately.
Knott (pictured), who has over 30 years’ experience in banking and corporate finance, is co-founder of FinTech Strategic Advisors, and assists clients with their fintech investment and adoption strategies.
She has served as chief executive, chief financial officer and chief operating officer on the boards of global investment banks, financial services corporates and charitable organisations.
Knott is currently a non-executive director for SimplyHealth and Gresham Technology and chair of the board audit committee as trustee for Ovarian Cancer Action.
She is also chairwoman of Equiida, a global senior executive leadership advisory firm founded on the science that greater inclusivity improves business performance.
“I am excited to be joining the British Business Bank’s board as a non-executive director at such an important time for the UK’s smaller businesses and the wider economy,” said Knott.
“I look forward to adding my expertise to an already highly accomplished team and working with an organisation that brings a huge amount of value to smaller business finance markets.”
“Jenny has a wealth of industry experience, and we are delighted to welcome her to the board of the British Business Bank,” said Lord Smith, chair of the British Business Bank.
“As the bank continues to grow, her extensive experience as a banker, co-founder and chair will bring fresh insight and valuable knowledge to our work.”