Women in FinTech Powerlist 2021

Meet the Judges


Julian Wells

Julian is a strategy consultant with over 25 years experience in financial services. Prior to joining Whitecap in 2012 he was marketing director at HML (now part of Computershare), and his career has also included roles at Boston Consulting Group, Nationwide Building Society, Mortgages plc, and Merrill Lynch.

Whitecap Consulting is a strategy consultancy based in Leeds, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Newcastle and Birmingham. It is particularly active in the digital, technology and FinTech sectors. Whitecap’s financial services clients have included banks, building societies, technology providers, outsourced service providers, FinTechs, retailers, universities, and various firms in the intermediary financial services market.

Whitecap is involved in two regional FinTech ecosystems, FinTech North and FinTech West, both of which it helped create and now manages. Via these initiatives, Julian is also involved in the FinTech National Network which was created by Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North in 2019 to help link the national Fintech sector across the UK.

Julian is currently studying for a DBA (Professional Doctorate), focusing on strategy and innovation in financial services.

Meet the other Powerlist judges

Amy French


Ezechi Britton

Impact X Capital

June Angelides MBE

Samos Investments

Clara Durodié

Cognitive Finance Group

Stephen Ingledew

FinTech Scotland /
Enterprise Scotland