Monzo’s CTO Meri Williams resigns, co-founder Jonas Templestein steps into the role

By Oliver Smith on Friday 27 March 2020

Digital Banking

Digital bank Monzo has lost its CTO in the bank’s latest high profile departure.

Monzo’s CTO Meri Williams resigns, co-founder Jonas Templestein steps into the role
Image source: Monzo's former CTO Meri Williams.

Meri Williams has left digital bank Monzo after just under two years as chief technology officer of the bank.

Williams joined Monzo from print group Moo in June 2018 but has been gradually reducing her role over the past five months to just one day a week, and has been consulting some medtech startups.

The news, first reported by TechCrunch, was made public after Williams broke the news to her colleagues on Wednesday.

Going forward Monzo’s co-founder and former CTO Jonas Templestein will be taking back on the role, pending regulatory approval.

Williams joins a collection of senior executives who have left Monzo in the last six months, including former COO Tom Foster-Carter and deputy CEO Paul Rippon.

Meanwhile, the bank has been hiring a swathe of new senior executives, including chief risk officer Lisa Nowell and head of diversity and inclusion Sheree Atcheson.

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