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Chief Executive Officer

The association is now seeking applications for the position of CEO

The Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) was founded in September 2015 and officially launched by Minister of State for International Financial Services, Simon Harris TD.

The association is now seeking applications for the position of CEO. It is envisaged that this will be a part time position (three days a week) until the relevant aspects of the association are in place.

About the FPAI.

FPAI is a new trade association for all stakeholders who are involved in financial technology and payments in Ireland. Its primary aim is to position itself as a catalyst for creating the most compelling environment in which both indigenous and multi-national FinTech and Payments companies can excel. As an open and representative body, businesses of all sizes and stages of development are encouraged to join: start-ups, scaling and international businesses are all welcome. Software developers, platforms, app developers, regulated entities such as e-money and payment institutions, banks, credit unions, regulatory bodies, government departments and legal and professional services firms are encouraged to join also. The Association has already secured founding membership from many businesses and partners, which are noted on the web site

The Association will involve and position itself as a key contributor to the government’s International Financial Services Strategy (IFS 2020) and lead the way in creating the structures and dialogue needed to support the Fintech and Payments ecosystem.

About the Role.

The CEO will report to the Board of the FPAI, which currently has four directors – Colm Lyon (Chairman), Anna Scally (Treasurer), Colm Rafferty and Morgan Lynch.

The core function of the CEO will be to drive the execution of the strategy for the Association, whose mission is “to be the primary trade association for financial technology and payment businesses in Ireland. We aim to create the most compelling environment in which indigenous and international businesses, at all stages in development, can excel. We engage with all stake holders, enabling dialogue and positive change”.

The key objectives of the Association are:

  • - To grow the membership base by signing up new members across the full Fintech sector.
  • - To run regular events with the first key Annual FPAI Congress to be held 2016, securing sponsorship.
  • - To engage and promote the fintech & payments industry.

The CEO will be responsible for the development and delivery of member services, which includes providing networking & introductions, the creation of an industry register, running member and partner events, hosting and development of special interest groups and participation in cross industry and public sector discussions as required.

The candidate will be expected to take a strong leadership role in the development of the association.

All enquires and applications will be accepted by email to [email protected] and should be submitted by Friday 16th October.

The FPAI Board.