Carlos López-Moctezuma is the Head of Open Banking for the BBVA Group. Since February
2019 Carlos is responsible for the development of the global strategy for providing core
banking services through BBVA´s API platform in the different markets of the BBVA´s
footprint. Prior to this position, he was responsible for the retail and digital strategy, in charge
of global partnerships and led the innovation unit for the Mexican market. Previously he led
the Financial Inclusion strategy of the group.
Before taking up his position at BBVA, Carlos López-Moctezuma worked during six years for
the CNBV (National Banking and Securities Commission of México) as Chief of Staff for the
President; worked for other public agencies and in the private sector for América Móvil and
Seattle Northwest Securities Corporation.
Carlos holds an MBA with specialization in finance and strategy from the Yale University
School of Management; additionally, he received a B.A. in Economics from Instituto
Tecnológico Autónomo de México, University where he teaches courses of Finance and
Starling Bank UK
Julian Sawyer, a co-founder and former COO of Starling Bank was responsible over his 4 years tenure for running customer services, AML & Fraud, Payment Operations, HR and Supplier Management. He also held P&L responsibility for the B2B business – Starling Banking Services. Prior to Starling he worked as a management consultant at Accenture and EY, specialising in large-scale transformation in the cards and payments industry. He ran his own financial services consultancy, Bluerock, for 13 years before selling it. Julian is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at CASS University in the Faculty of Management, a member of the Emerging Payments Association Advisory Board.
Australian Military Bank
An experienced CEO with a track record of delivering strong organic growth and innovation in consecutive roles.
Strong strategy and marketing background drives him to “an outside in approach” to ensure the customer is at the forefront of considerations. He also enjoys challenging the status quo and inspiring his team to continually improve in a competitive environment. Their recent banking system conversion was driven by their desire to become a modern, nimble and ultimately successful niche bank.
Having worked for a variety of listed banks (e.g. Suncorp / St.George), insurance companies (Suncorp / GIO), building societies and credit unions he gains great satisfaction from leading a member owned organisation with a clear commitment to serving the Defence community.
Outside of his Australian Military Bank role he is a director of Shared Lending Pty Ltd which provides a platform to support the syndication of mortgage loans.
In addition to financial services, he has a passion for agriculture and producing beef cattle. It’s a cathartic experience.
Richard is ANZ’s lead on Open Banking Richard has over 20 years’ experience in strategy delivery, digital transformation and program management which spans multiple industries of Finance, IT & Telecommunications. He has been with ANZ for 6 years, and prior to this also held a number of executive roles at NAB. As part of Banking Services Richard leads on delivering ANZ’s response to Open Banking in Australia, and shaping how ANZ innovates in an open data economy. Richard has an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Portsmouth, and post graduate certificate in Management from Henley Management College.
Graham has spent the last three years designing and building Judo Bank, an SME lender built from a greenfield; delivering on the promise of digital technologies in a relationship focused Bank. He has driven the technology path through the regulatory process to achieve Judo Bank’s ADI status.
Prior to that he has spanned different industries, from Health to Education to SMART Cities, but always focused on how to best deliver to both strategic and tactical outcomes with pragmatic, simple, solutions.
Founded in 2015, MoneyPlace is one of Australia’s fastest growing personal loan providers, using risk-based pricing to offer consumers the best rate possible.
Stuart has helped shape national fintech and innovation policies as Chair of Fintech Australia (Australia’s national fintech association) and as the founder of the National Fintech Census, Australia’s first and largest survey of the local fintech industry. Stuart is also a member of the Federal Government’s Fintech Advisory Group and the Data Standards Body Advisory Committee.
Prior to founding MoneyPlace Stuart was the Head of Strategy for NAB Business and a management consultant at Bain & Company.
Amrita defines next generation customer strategies. Passionate about leading sustainable customer-led business transformation, Amrita thrives when leading cross-functional teams to deliver profitable business outcomes. As a leader, her focus is to be a cultivator, harvester, and originator of ideas. As a lifelong learner, she is at her best when surrounded by smart, ambitious people, whom I can position for greater success.
With over 12 years of management consulting experience with top-tier consulting firms in the US working for Fortune 500 clients, and 7 years of executive leadership experience in Australia. Amrita has been fortunate to have had exposure to a varied mix of business challenges across multiple industries, business models, organisational cultures, and geographies. This enables her to look at business problems with beginner’s eyes which is particularly relevant in the realm of customer-led transformation, where success often is determined by differentiation and innovation.
Geri is Head of Regulatory Compliance for ARCA, an industry association that supports Australia’s credit risk industry. She is responsible for the industry rules around credit reporting, and leads policy initiatives to improve that system e.g. improving how financial hardship is reported. Geri is also an Ambassador to the industry-funded education and awareness campaign, CreditSmart.org.au.
Seshika heads the financial solutions team at WSO2 where she builds financial industry-specific solutions using WSO2’s middleware platform. She also works closely with potential customers looking to deploy a financial solution, providing ongoing consulting. Throughout her career, she has had extensive experience in providing technology for investment banks, regulators and stock exchanges from across the globe.
Australian Payments Network
Andy White is the CEO of Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet), the Australian payments industry self-regulatory body. AusPayNet makes payments thrive, by driving collaboration between our network of over 130 members to deliver improvements that benefit all Australians.
Andy has over 25 years’ international experience, incorporating roles at the Bank of England, LCH.Clearnet and the ASX. He is a graduate of Oxford University and AICD. Andy also holds advisory roles on Australia’s Data Standards Body, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, and Emerging Payments Association Asia.
Dom is an entrepreneur and technologist who recently launched Up (up.com.au), a next-generation Australian digital bank delivering super powered banking. Up is a clever way to organise your money and simplify your life, giving you the freedom to do the things you love. Dom has been involved in software, web and mobile development for over 20 years from start-ups to global enterprises in Australia, the UK, the USA and throughout Asia.
Amidst a growing neobank scene, Up were the first to launch in Australia in October 2018 and have already amassed 100K+ very happy customers.
Co-founder Dom Pym is great talent, and is happy to provide comment on a range of topics related to banking and finance, including:
● digital and neobanks
● interest rates
● open banking and NPP
Up.com.au | @up_banking | #upyeah | @dompym
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
Stone and Chalk
Matthew Round is a highly experienced global credit and risk management expert. Driven by all things finance, he’s covered the full breadth of Retail and Commercial lending products across banking and financial services environments.
Having started his career at GE, Matthew has worked across a variety of risk roles in the UK, Australia & Asia. He’s since worked as the Head of Credit Risk at the Co-operative Bank in the UK and was the Interim CRO & General Manager of Credit Risk at ME Bank.
Prior to joining Archa, Matthew has most recently been advising organisations on the Consumer Data Right and Open Banking.
Financial Data and Technology Association