Lawrence Wintermeyer, the CEO of Innovate Finance, is stepping down after two years at the helm of the UK FinTech membership association.

As a result of Wintermeyer’s resignation, Charlotte Crosswell, who has decades worth of experience in financial services, will step in as interim CEO.

Commenting on the news, Wintermeyer said: “After two and a half years I have decided to leave Innovate Finance to pursue new opportunities. I would like to thank all of the Innovate Finance members, stakeholders, community, and especially my world-class team, for what has been a breathtaking era for UK FinTech – what our members have achieved is nothing short of outstanding.”

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve you knowing together we played our part in making the UK the No.1 FinTech ecosystem in the world,” he added.

Natalie Ceeney CBE, Chair of Innovate Finance, said FinTech was one of the UK’s success stories, now employing more than 60,000 people in the UK and contributing £6.6bn to the economy.

“Innovate Finance has played a critical part in enabling and supporting FinTech’s growth, with Lawrence at the helm. He took over as CEO of Innovate Finance when the organisation was only a year old, and has built a strong community of over 250 members, helping their voice be heard by government and regulators. I’d like to say a big thank you to Lawrence for all he’s achieved, and to wish him well in the next stage of his career.”

Founded in 2014, Innovate Finance claims to have more than 250 members across the globe.

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