Originally a Commercial Banker, Helene is an Associate Director with the Centre for Digital Banking and Finance in LIBF, part of the Vacuumlabs Community Bank team, an experienced FinTech Programme Director, exited entrepreneur, educator and author. Her career boasts a number of ‘firsts’, including the FinTech Scale Programme for Rainmaking, the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for Innovate Finance, the FinTech Entrepreneurship Masters’ for UCL, and the FinTech/Digital Bank Executive Education Programme for Imperial College Business School. Board and advisory roles include digital identity scale up, Biid, the UK safeguarding RegTech, Kalgera, and the SME payments company, TomatoPay. On the CW 100 Women in Tech Award list, the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Power List, & the Fintech Magazine 100 Women in Fintech list, she also took part in FCA 2020 Data Sprint on SME Lending, contributed to The Rose Report, is on the Executive Steering Committee of the CapGemini Global FinTech Report, and the Advisory Board member for MoneyLive. Her book ‘Reinventing Banking & Finance: Frameworks to navigate global fintech innovation’ (Kogan), was the #1 banking book for 2021 by Investopedia.