Meet the Financy Board

The Financy Board consists of a panel of business experts who are passionate about supporting the financial progress of women and seeing Australia become a leader in economic gender equality. This team is committed to helping shape the strategic direction of Financy, supporting the growth of the company across key areas and ensuring that the business model remains aligned with the company values.

Connie Mckeage

Connie Mckeage, Managing Director Strategic Advantage. Connie brings a wealth of experience and a professional network spanning 35 years. As acting CEO, Connie drove the establishment of E*TRADE in Australia. She has run a number of large scale projects as a senior executive of companies such as Bankers Trust Australia, Rothschild Australia Asset Management and Perpetual Funds Management. Her professional achievements and advocacy for diversity have been recognised in numerous industry awards. She successfully steered her last venture, OneVue Holdings, from a small privately owned company she founded with revenues of less than $1m to a successful ASX listed company which was subsequently acquired for $115 million.

Nicki Hutley

Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist with broad-based expertise gained over three decades of practice in financial and investment markets and in economic consulting. Nicki is an independent economic consultant working with Social Outcomes, She is also a Councillor on the Climate Council and expert faculty (economics) with SingularityU Australia. Nicki is a former partner at Deloitte Access Economics. She has worked for both public and private sectors, and in financial markets and investment management. Nicki is a sought after keynote speaker and she appears regularly in the media including on The Drum and The Project.

Cathryn Lyall

Cathryn Lyall, Adviser to Seed Space Venture Capital and a Non Executive Director (NED) for Fintech Australia plus many boards including Hutly. She has over 31 years experience in global Capital Markets as a Derivatives Trader, Exchange Executive, Strategic Advisor and markets infrastructure specialist. She also co-founded Seismic Foundry, a discretionary fund investing in SEIS and EIS eligible Capital Markets FinTech in London and remains a Partner.

Judith Beck

Judith Beck had a stellar career in recruitment with Financial Recruitment Group, an national executive search firm she founded in 1995. Over her career, she has successfully placed thousands of candidates at senior to managing director level with some of Australia’s most successful financial institutions. Judith has recently published No Sex at Work sharing the do’s and don’ts that she has learnt from her own experiences. In 2012, to follow her passion for helping women achieve, Judith also founded Financial Executive Women (FEW) and was CEO until June 2020. Judith is a sought-after speaker and media commentator.

Kristin Westlake

Kristin Westlake is the founder and principal of PR, marketing and corporate affairs consultancy Continuum Partners, which operates in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and mainland China. She has an extensive background specialising in communications for technology and financial services companies. She has previously worked for BT Financial Group and has been a non-executive director of Quantopian.