Fintech Australia adds head of strategic partnerships as Monoova founder joins board

FinTech Australia has appointed Rachel Hopping as its first Head of Strategic Partnerships.

The new role will focus primarily on FinTech Australia’s 400 business partners, including Visa, Mastercard and AWS.

Hopping joins FinTech Australia after a two-year tenure with Superhero, joining as Marketing Manager in 2020 before being promoted to Head of Strategic Partnerships.

Rehan DAlmeida, managing director of FinTech Australia, said Hopping is well known in the fintech ecosystem.

“We worked with her on a number of occasions regarding Superhero’s relationship with FinTech Australia, and we were thoroughly impressed with her professionalism and the way she fulfilled her role. She is a fantastic asset to our team,” he says

“The creation of this new role, Head of Strategic Partnerships, is another important milestone in the growth of FinTech Australia. It is a testament to the expansion of our partnership program, which has grown stronger alongside the growth of our membership.”

Hopping’s appointment comes as CEO and founder of Monoova Christian Westerlind Wigströmjoins Fintech Australia board as Nathan Walsh, Paul Kang and Robin Sands end their terms and leave

Paypa Plane CEO and co-founder Simon Joycecontinues as chairman, with Archa CEO Oliver Kidd take on a secretary role. Loans.com.au MD Mary Mortimer will serve as treasurer, with the terms of the current directors Dominic Pim, Catherine Lyall, Michael Saadatand Harry Godber Get on.

Joyce welcomed Westerlind Wigstrom to the board.

“With these shifts, the Board of FinTech Australia is well positioned to face what will be another exciting year of challenges and growth for the industry,” she said.

“Christian is a well-known and respected figure within the fintech community, we are pleased to have his expertise leading the organization.”

D’Almeida thanked the departing directors.

“All three have provided invaluable advice over the years that has helped grow FinTech Australia and ensure its impact is maximized,” he said.

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