FinTech Curve brings on former regulator chief as advisor

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Hannah Nixon has joined banking platform provider Curve as an advisor to the Executives, having previously been CEO of the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

The London FinTech has appointed Nixon to help guide its regulatory strategy and framework focused on the UK and Europe, as well as providing advice on a range of regulatory matters.

Nixon is currently a Non-Exec Diretor of the National Grid Electricity System Operator, as well as the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authority. She was the first CEO of the PSR, and has a wide range of experience in regulation and competition matters.

At PSR - the economic regulator for the UK’s payments industry and the first of its kind in the world - Nixon built a high-performing organisation from scratch, driving competition and innovation in payments.

Shachar Bialick, Curve’s Founder and CEO, said: “Hannah’s remarkable experience working with some of the most respected regulatory organisations in the world is a huge asset to the Curve team. Curve is continuously innovating and constantly pushing the boundaries of payments models and for that we needed someone of the highest calibre to guide our regulatory strategy as we scale our operation throughout Europe and the US."

Hannah Nixon herself said: “I’m delighted to be joining Curve, a brilliantly dynamic and innovative company in a uniquely exciting sector.

“The payments sector is flourishing with meaningful innovation that can truly change people’s lives for the better. One of the key roles of the PSR is to open markets and drive innovation. That’s something that I am passionate about and I shall be drawing on my regulatory experience to help Curve navigate through the regulatory landscape as the company continues its rapid growth,” she added.