Paul Kerley. Chairman

Paul Kerley is an entrepreneur and investor who in 1998, founded Norkom Technologies, a global financial crime and compliance solutions provider. As CEO, Paul took this award-winning company public in 2006, following a successful IPO. Following this, Paul invested in another Irish RegTech success story, Fenergo and assumed the role of Chairman in 2012. Paul has served on the boards of a number of technology companies, including Non-Executive Chairman of SmartBin and Non-Executive Director of MindConnex Learning.

Paul was named the Technology Person of the Year by the Irish Software Association (ISA) in 2009 and Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year back in 2000. He is a graduate of Dublin City University.

Morgan Lynch, Founder and CEO, Senddr

Morgan Lynch is the CEO of Senddr. Senddr is a provider of secure financial messaging systems to facilitate the exchange of data between trading partners. Senddr securely processes transactions across the procure to pay lifecycle including purchase orders, work orders, invoices and payments.

Morgan established the Fintech Ireland meetup group in 2013 which eventually grew to a community of over 700 fintech professionals. This community was subsequently merged into the FPAI in 2015. Morgan was also previously founder of Yendo, a provider of small business ERP software. This solution is currently used by over 10,000 small businesses to manage their finances.

Anna Scally, Partner, KPMG

Anna Scally is a Tax Partner in KPMG. KPMG is a leading global provider of audit, tax and advisory services. She advises many Irish and international FinTech companies on tax efficiently structuring their international businesses. She also advises many early stage Technology and FinTech companies on the challenges around fundraising, structuring shareholding arrangements, rewarding founders and employees and growing global businesses.

Anna leads KPMG Ireland’s FinTech practice. KPMG is the first consulting firm to have established a permanent and globally coordinated fintech network. Anna is a former Director and Member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and a former Chair of its Tax Working Group. She is also responsible for, and leads, KPMG’s global partnership with Ci, the company behind Web Summit, F.ounders and their related US and Asian events.

Colm Rafferty, Partner, Maples and Calder

Colm Rafferty is an experienced corporate and M&A partner with the Dublin office of international law firm Maples and Calder. He works extensively with FinTech companies and their investors – particularly institutional venture capital investors. His practice covers advice to indigenous Irish technology companies from early stage funding through to the largest and most complex exit transactions seen in the Irish market.

Colm's work with FinTech companies is complemented by those of his colleagues across Maples' market leading global financial services and regulatory practices.

Ruth McCarthy, CEO of FEXCO Corporate Payments

Ruth McCarthy is CEO of FEXCO Corporate Payments and Non Executive Director at Goodbody Stockbrokers. She was formerly Head of Compliance at FEXCO Foreign Exchange Services and began her career as a solicitor with Arthur Cox.

She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a degree in law and subsequently completed a MSc in Regulation, Law, Finance and Politics at the London School of Economics.

Brian McCabe, Head of EMEA Product & Innovation at State Street

Brian McCabe is Head of EMEA Product & Innovation at State Street and has held a variety of senior roles and Directorships at HSBC including Head of HSBC Securities Services Ireland & Guernsey and Head of Business Operations.

He is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors in Ireland and holds a business degree from Swansea Institute, Wales.

Mark Bonham, Payments Compliance Program Manager EMEA/APAC at Airbnb

Mark Bonham is Payments Compliance Program Manager EMEA/APAC at Airbnb and Chair of FPAI’s Regulatory Insights Group.

Having worked with Reinsurance start-ups in Ireland, UK & Bermuda. He is a Chartered Director and Certified International Cash Manager.