Our vision

To be a centre of global RegTech excellence.

Our mission

To accelerate RegTech adoption.

With a clear vision to be a global centre of excellence by facilitating the building of higher performing, ethical and compliant businesses through RegTech innovation and investment, The RegTech Association was founded in 2017 as a non-profit organisation that focuses on what is needed to support the growth of the sector and to accelerate RegTech adoption.

The association brings together government, regulators, regulated entities, professional services and founder-led RegTech companies to ensure collaboration between all of the parties, promoting the RegTech industry as widely as possible, resulting in action in the uptake of RegTech proof of concepts and deployed RegTech solutions across the eco-system. 

The Association has undergone significant growth since its inception as regulators, regulated entities and technology companies grapple with the increasing demands for technology solutions to mitigate regulatory and compliance risks and bring trust to regulated eco-systems.

For more information on the value proposition of membership go here.

We will measure our success by our effectiveness across four areas


The unprecedented social and economic crisis that has unfolded in the first half of 2020 represents a significant business and financial challenges for the Association’s members. Yet the changing landscape will present new and opportunities as society adapts to the ‘new normal’.

The Association will focus on delivering to its members are range of support measures to assist them navigate thought the crisis for the benefit of their investors, founders, employees, business partners and customers.

This will be done through a targeted program of events, partnership and tools that will evolve over time to meet the changing needs of the Association’s members. In addition, the Association will reduce membership fees for existing members for the 20/21 financial year.



The RegTech Association will continue its efforts to educate and raise the profile of RegTech across all key stakeholders including government, regulators, regulated entities, corporations, other industry associations and investors.

The Association will seek to highlight the value of RegTech to firms, consumers, and the community through its advocacy and education initiatives.

The Association, in conjunction with its members, will seek to bring together all parts of the eco-system to have a consistent conversation with government.




There is a financial imperative for many RegTech firms to achieve scale by accessing new markets for their products and services, domestically and internationally.

The RegTech Association is focused on assisting RegTech firms access new sectors domestically. It will do so through targeted initiatives to assist RegTech companies research, plan for and access these markets.

The Association will also selectively build out its member activities in new industry verticals over the FY20-22 period.

Export market support will be developed through facilitating and enabling partnering with private sector groups, overseas associations, and government agencies. Advocacy will also be undertaken to foster awareness of the opportunity for, and desire of, RegTech companies to access new markets internationally.




The RegTech Association recognizes the need for many founder-led RegTech companies to continue to access capital as their businesses grow. The Association seeks to bring raise the profile of the RegTech sector in the investment community, to educate investors on the opportunity to invest in the sector and bring together investors and RegTech firms.



Executive team



Deborah Young
Chief Executive Officer

Alison Shapiera
Head of Engagement


Board Directors


Julian Fenwick, Chair
MD GRC Solutions


Lisa Schutz, Director
Founder, Verifier




Jasper Poos
Head of Governance & Assurance,
Commonwealth Bank

 Peter Deans
Board Director


Advisory Committee & Member Advocates





Michelle East
CEO
Certainty Compliance

Anthony Quinn
CEO
Arctic Intelligence

Samantha Clarke
CEO
Advice RegTech Sami




James Farrell
Financial Services
Microsoft

James Farrell
Financial Services
Microsoft

Alan Peckham
Chief Administrative Officer
Herbert Smith Freehills


Allan Aaron
Commercialisation Advisor & VC


Deborah Algeo
Entrepreneur in Residence/Founder
Westpac R-Lab



Industry partners


Singapore FinTech Association and the RegTech Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in May 2019 to support one another on RegTech initiatives, elevate global connectivity and create a centre of excellence across the region. 

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