Simone Joyce is the CEO and Founder of Paypa Plane. Simone is also the Chairperson of Fintech Australia and sits on multiple advisory groups for Australian payments regulatory bodies and payment associations. Simone has had many years of experience in payment and Fintech-focused companies and has been frequently recognised over the years for this work – most recently as The Outstanding Australian Fintech Leader of the Year (Finnies Awards 2021), awarded the Paris Fintech Forum Fintech Award (2020) and the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneur Grant (2019). Simone’s company - Paypa Plane - is a payment initiation network designed to allow banks to rapidly upgrade their payment services for their SMB customers. Paypa Plane is a true ecosystem platform and is used by banks, businesses and consumers. Paypa Plane bridges and blends the experience for users across traditional, real-time and emerging payment methods and counts Australia’s largest bank as a client and shareholder.