Originally a Commercial Banker, Helene is an experienced FinTech Programme Director, exited entrepreneur, educator and author. Formerly the MD of the global Rainmaking Colab FinTech Programme, a world-first, post-accelerator programme for Series A FinTechs and financial institutions. Responsible for the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for Innovate Finance, Helene is an Associate Director of the LIBF Digital Banking Centre, the Lead Fellow and creator on a world-first FinTech Pathway in a Masters in Tech Entrepreneurship Degree for UCL, and co-creator and lead delivery partner on the Imperial College FinTech Innovation and Digital Banking Executive Education Programme. Her specialist subject areas are Digital Banking and Alternative Finance (SMEs). She is also the CEO of the New Financial Laboratory enabling community banks and building societies to engage with the global FinTech community. A regular judge, speaker and moderator for the banking and FinTech awards and conferences, a BSI FinTech representative for the UK in Brussels, named on the Computer Weekly 100 Women in Tech 2018-20 and on the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Power List. She is currently an SME Lending expert on the FCA post-Covid response project and her latest book Reinventing Banking and Finance: Frameworks to Navigate Global (Kogan) publishes in Sept 2020.