Nicola Anderson is the CEO of FinTech Scotland, a strategic cluster management organisation that works across the private, public and third sectors, as well as academia to drive responsible fintech innovation.
Under Nicola’s leadership, FinTech Scotland has become a leading cluster of excellence for fintech innovation, driving a range of strategic initiatives and programmes to support economic growth, and build an inclusive and internationally connected fintech ecosystem in Scotland and across the UK. She is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in fintech, and is actively involved in action orientated programmes and policy developments that drive greater financial inclusion and diversity in entrepreneurship.
Contributing to the development of fintech innovation across the UK, Nicola co-authored the FinTech Research and Innovation Roadmap (2021), supporting recommendations set out in the UK FinTech Review led by Ron Kalifa. The Roadmap is focused on industry prioritised research and innovation for the future of finance.
Prior to joining FinTech Scotland, Nicola held a variety of senior roles in large corporates and in the financial services industry regulator, the FCA. With over 15 years of experience in financial services, she has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and is committed to driving positive change through collaboration and innovation.