Innovate Finance appoints Adam Jackson as new Director of Policy

24th May 2021 | News

24th May 2021 – LONDON: Innovate Finance, the industry body representing UK FinTech, today announces the appointment of Adam Jackson as its new Director of Policy.

Adam Jackson joins the Innovate Finance team as it ramps up its policy and regulatory engagement, a key priority for the organisation going forward. Adam will work with IF’s membership and the wider FinTech ecosystem to help shape policy and advocate for the continuation of a world-leading UK regulatory landscape that supports competition and innovation in financial services for the benefit of the consumer.

With extensive experience in both public policy and finance, Adam has advised Ministers on business policies and provided senior counsel to businesses on navigating government throughout his career. Adam brings a wealth of knowledge from having led Government policy on start-ups, scale-ups and business investment, and from advising Grant Thornton’s board and clients on policy and public affairs. Last year, he set up his own consultancy, working with organisations in financial services, including insurance brokers and community finance.

Adam Jackson, incoming Director of Policy, said: “I am delighted to join the dynamic team at Innovate Finance, supporting an incredible group of members in the FinTech sector. This is an exciting time as the sector continues to grow and mature, creating jobs and prosperity across the UK, through the innovation of our financial services to better meet customer and societal needs.

“Innovate Finance has already given UK FinTech a powerful voice, and the Kalifa Review sets a clear course. I look forward to building on this momentum to advance policies that make the UK the world’s best FinTech ecosystem.” 

Janine Hirt, CEO of Innovate Finance, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Adam to our growing Innovate Finance policy team at such a pivotal moment for the continued growth of the sector. Adam brings vital experience in both public policy and finance to the role at a time when we have a real opportunity to build on the backing from government to ensure financial services are fair and equitable for all.

“The UK is known for its world-leading regulatory system that has opened the way for innovation to flourish in our financial services sector. We want to see the continuation of this forward-thinking regulatory approach, while ensuring that consumers are fully protected, and Innovate Finance is committed to working with the government, regulators and our members to make this happen. 


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