Gemma Hallett

Gemma leads CFIT’s talent and skills workstream, drawing on her years of leadership across education management, entrepreneurship and professional sports captaincy. She joins CFIT from FinTech Wales where she implemented and led the UK’s very first fintech skills strategy.

Within our team, Gemma is leading the mission to solve key pain points in the UK’s fintech talent pipeline by building closer bridges between higher education and employers of the future. By helping facilitate these relationships between academia and industry, CFIT can help universities place their students while supporting promising fintech scaleups to offer embedded work placements.

Our efforts so far have focussed on supporting regional fintech talent to broaden the spectrum of people of different skills and backgrounds contributing to financial innovation.