Dawn Dunn Cluster Manager
Gregg Arundel Senior Digital Product Manager, Barclays
Luke Browell Lead Solutions Architect, DXC
Richard Charnley Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures U…
Karen Elliott Associate Professor, Newcastle Universit…
Shaun Fooy Senior Manager, British Business Bank
Mark Harbottle Associate Director, Edward Reed Recruitm…
Mark Heaver Senior Consultant, Waterstons
Aaron Holmes CEO, Kani
Gareth Johnson Head of Digital Channels, Brewin Dolphin
Mark Jose Technical Principal, Scott Logic
Sam Kelly Strategic Partner Manager, Global Proces…
Steven Marks Business Development Director, Newcastle…
Dylan McKee Nebula Labs
Lucy Mounter Business Development Director, Intercash
Grant Murray Regional Manager, North,
Mike O'Brien CEO & Founder, Opencast Software
Gavin Sewell Chief Executive, Honcho Markets
Julie Wilson Visiting Research Fellow, Newcastle Univ…

Overall purpose
of the group

To develop a healthy ecosystem supporting the delivery of financial services through technology.

Key aims and

  • Give voice to the north east fintech sector
  • Support an agile and responsive environment in which the industry can flourish
  • Develop a collaborative network of like-minded members
  • Raise the profile of fintech companies based in the north east, and attract those who aren’t
  • Identify talent gaps and highlight opportunities
  • Build on the region’s collective knowledge
  • Forge links between business and SMEs to foster innovation


Prior to forming a key group, Dynamo will speak with local businesses, investors, suppliers, start-ups, scale-ups and academia in order to understand the fintech sector, and how best to support them.  We will seek industry sponsors for a programme of events and work collaboratively with other networks to help address talent gaps, barriers to growth and access to capital.


More details to follow.


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