Head of Communications & Diversity, Innovate Finance
Clare Black is Head of Communications & Diversity at Innovate Finance (IF), the UK membership body representing the FinTech industry. She leads on IF’s diversity initiatives, which are focussing initially on gender. Clare is passionate about tackling the issues that FinTech women face, in in a bid to instigate real
Prior to this, Clare worked at Contango Markets for 10 years, a boutique consultancy in the wholesale financial markets space, encompassing capital markets analysis, derivatives exchange strategy, market infrastructure & communication.
Before joining Contango, Clare was based at Reuters for 14 years, working in West Africa, New York and
London as a correspondent and subsequently Editor, Commodities EMEA.
Clare is also a non-executive director of two national charities for the visually impaired and a founding
director of WILD London, an organisation that supports and mentors women in the listed derivatives and