Strategic Growth & Risk Management
Kirsty Rutter, the former Head of Innovation at Barclays Bank, has spent over 20 years in financial services in roles spanning finance, strategy, risk, data and technology at five different top tier financial institutions.
Initially qualifying as an accountant, she retrained as a strategy consultant developing business growth strategies, before moving on to specialise in operational and enterprise risk, leveraging Fintech in the early days to deliver data led insight to support organisational risk management.
In 2016, Ms Rutter shifted her focus to fintech; developing products, marketing strategies and supporting the sales of tech and data products into financial services, which led to a role as Head of Innovation for Barclays UK consumer and SME businesses.
At Barclays, Ms Rutter provided alignment and connectivity between over 200 fintech solution providers, from bootstrapped to large tech, and Barclays’ UK businesses; supporting the business’ strategy to drive commercial results.
Ms Rutter is an active speaker, sharing her passion for enabling cultural change by challenging the ways things “have always been done” and championing the opportunities that new tools and technologies bring. Supporting fast and transparent execution whilst creating mutually beneficial outcomes for all.