Jenny Knott is both a board level investment banker with over 30 years’ experience, as well as a leading innovator in financial technologies.
Jenny has extensive board experience having served on Boards of Global Investment Banks, Corporates and Charitable organisations for over 25 years.
Jenny is a Trustee and the Chair of the Board Audit and Risk Committee for OCA, a scientific research charity for female cancers. As the Chairwoman of Equiida, a global, senior executive leadership advisory firm, she promotes the science that greater inclusivity improves business performance and innovation. Jenny is a Nonexecutive director (NED) for Simply Health, a 150 year-old mutual with the purpose to improve health outcomes for the many, and she is particularly focused on their digital services strategy. Jenny is also an independent NED and the Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Gresham Technology plc, a software business who bring confidence and trust to data. Jenny is a co-founder of FinTech Strategic Advisors, assisting Clients with their FinTech investment and adoption strategies and supporting start-ups to achieve scale and commercial success.
As an investment banker, Jenny was CEO of a UK and International Investment bank, Finance Director and COO; she is widely respected for leading the modernisation and transformation of her organizations and for her knowledge of technical finance, emerging technology and regulatory environments.
Jenny believes in stakeholder capitalism and supports the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Capitalism and ESG Metrics as being a ‘must’ for a successful business to thrive and survive. Jenny acts as mentor and advisor to a number of CEOs and is a frequent public speaker on emerging FinTech as well as the commercial benefits of truly innovative and inclusive Board and Corporate cultures.