Ex-Financial Ombudsman, Natalie Ceeney, to Steer FinTech Sector Through Brexit



“As an Innovate Finance member Contego are thrilled and excited by the news that Natalie Ceeney, an accomplished industry professional, has been selected to steer the FinTech sector through Brexit at such a critical time when the maturing Fintech market receives increased regulatory focus” Vanessa Richards, COO, Contego.

If you don’t know much on Natalie Ceeney, here some facts to get you up to speed:

  • Natalie’s previous roles include running the Financial Ombudsman Service‎ (FOS)
  • Ceeney is most well known as the ‘consumer champion’ who spent four years ensuring that the top 4 banks were held to account over the PPI mis-selling scandal. (Source).
  • Prior to her role at the FOS, she has extensive experience improving and developing technological change at organisations such as McKinsey, HSBC UK and Countrywide PLC.

Ms Ceeney has now replaced the previous chairman Alastair Lukies. Ceeney’s selection comes at a critical time for the FinTech sector, not only is the UK is being pressed to provide access to internationally based entrepreneurs, but a number of leading banks are also planning to relocate some of their jobs abroad in the wake of Brexit.

Contego, a RegTech and compliance specialist, has been a founding member of Innovate Finance since its conception in 2014 and we see this as great news that such a driven strategist and innovator will now take the helm for the FinTech sector post-Brexit. We look forward to her leadership in helping Innovate Finance continue to develop and grow and ensuring that London remains the ‘FinTech capital of world’.

If you would like to learn more on Contego’s RegTech solutions and how we help both FinTechs and Financial Institutions reduce the cost of their compliance, automate onboarding processes and keep regulators at bay, call us on +44 (0) 1235 375 000 or request a demo.