Written by Chris Lemmon
Business advisory firm Deloitte has appointed Richard Kibble as partner in the UK financial services team, where he will specialise in banking strategy and transformation. Kibble, who has more than 25 years’ experience in strategy, joins from RBS, where he served for five years as strategy and corporate finance director.
James O’Riordan, head of UK financial services at Deloitte, said: “Increasing adoption of FinTech and the rise of non-banks will continue to challenge banking models, and banks themselves recognise the need to future-proof their business models. Richard’s extensive experience in both business strategy and consultancy will complement the transformation work we are already conducting with our banking clients, and lead the development of future projects.”
Online identity verification firm IDnow has appointed Rupert Spiegelberg as CEO, as the FinTech looks to accelerate its international expansion plans. Spiegelberg has worked for more than 17 years in the B2B technology space. He led Investis’ European expansion and overall product strategy before becoming CEO of the investor relations firm in 2013.
Commenting on his appointment, Spiegelberg said: “Ensuring secure and reliable identity verification is one of the most important areas for online transactions today, and IDnow’s patent-protected online identification technology is the best in the market. I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to build on IDnow’s success to date and look forward to working with my colleagues to build a global champion in this market.”
John Judge will be retiring from the ANZ New Zealand board of directors in January 2018, and will be replaced by former prime minister of New Zealand John Key. Key was prime minister from 2008 until 2016, when he announced that he would be retiring from politics. Prior to that, Key had a career in banking and finance, where he worked as head of global foreign exchange with Merrill Lynch, and was also made a member of the foreign exchange committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
ANZ group chair David Gonski said: “John Key’s strong international career in banking, and his understanding of and contacts across the Asia-Pacific – where many Australian and New Zealand companies are increasingly trading – will add great value to the governance of ANZ.”
Charles Silverman has been named head of the expanded financial technology group at Wells Fargo, and will oversee a specialised relationship management team within corporate banking’s technology, media and telecom group. Prior to Silverman’s new role, he served seven years as Wells Fargo global financial institutions’ group head, overseeing teams in more than 32 overseas and US locations.
Eric Houser, head of Wells Fargo technology, media and telecom corporate banking group, commented: “The expanded financial technology group supports the industry with dedicated relationship managers and supportive infrastructure. Chuck and his team provide seamless support to fintech clients and deliver innovative products to our commercial and corporate clients.”
Business finance firm MarketInvoice has announced the appointment of Julian Cassen as senior business development manager. Cassen has over 25 years’ experience in business, commercial and corporate banking, including roles at Lloyds Banking Group and RBS. Julian will work directly with Gavin Sumner, vice president sales, in delivering the business development strategy across sectors and regions whilst inputting on underwriting and risk policies.
Cassen commented: “I have witnessed, first-hand, the changes in business finance services over the past couple of decades, FinTech has accelerated these developments more recently. MarketInvoice has revolutionised the speed of providing business finance, ease of use with their interface for clients and, critically, maintained exceptional customer service standards. I look forward to helping shape the business and take the service far and wide across the UK”.
B2B payments platform TransferMate has confirmed Fabrizio Zanollo as its new director of strategic partnerships. Zanollo joins TransferMate with 15 years’ experience in technology and financial services at companies including Inpay, Paysafe and HSBC, serving most recently as head of strategic partnerships EMEA for Intuit, the producer of Quickbooks.
TransferMate has recently bolstered its senior management team, including the appointment of Rafael de la Vega as North American board advisor, and Gary Conroy as chief commercial manager.