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Innovate Finance announces new Board additions

By Daniel Lanyon on 1st November 2017

The fintech membership organisation was founded back in 2014 and now has 250 members.



Fintech trade body Innovate Finance has made two new appointments to its Board of Directors.


Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder and COO of Duedi will step down from his role as Non-Executive Director on 30 November 2017 after three years at Innovate Finance. Sue Hunter will join the board as Non-Executive Director of the organisation from today.


Hunter has two decades of experience in private equity investment and is Chair of the investment committee of Frog Capital, a leading growth capital investor focused on technology-led businesses in Europe. She is also chairman of Tracesa, an innovative technology development company, and a trustee of a Kent charity for adults with learning difficulties called The Scotts Project Trust.


Natalie Ceeney, Chair of Innovate Finance, commented, “Justin has been with Innovate Finance since its launch. As one of our sector’s prominent entrepreneurs, he’s provided a level of insight and experience that has been vital to the growth and direction of our organisation. We thank him for the role he has played in the success of Innovate Finance and wish him even greater success in his future endeavours.”


Ceeney added, “We are excited to have Sue Hunter on board. Her experience in capital funding, leading teams and supporting the successful growth of technology firms, combined with her knowledge of the finance sector, makes her an ideal person to join the board. 


Abdul Haseeb Basit will also step down on 30 November 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director. Janine Hirt, formerly Ecosystem Director will join the Innovate Finance board as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director effective 1 November 2017.


Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK's global Fintech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate. 


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