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Adatree unveils first COO

The open banking fintech has hired its inaugural chief operating officer, appointing the former Equifax head of open data products and strategy.

Fintech and Consumer Data Right (CDR) data holder Adatree has confirmed that it has appointed its first chief operating officer, naming Alex Scriven to the role.  

Mr Scriven commenced his appointment on 16 November. 

According to the open banking fintech, Mr Scriven brings 18 years’ worth of experience within the banking and finance industries to the position, including five spent as the head of open data products and strategy with Equifax.  

The inaugural chief operating officer also previously served as the head of act. – then a B-Corp digital bank start-up under Bendigo and Adelaide Bank largely focused on investing in community initiatives – from 2014 to 2016.  

Prior to this, Mr Scriven was the strategy and implementation lead with Community Sector Banking, which then was operating as a franchisee of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. 

Community Sector Banking was also the parent company of act. during Mr Schirven’s time as its head. 

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Speaking of his appointment, Mr Scriven said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Adatree. They have really simplified the way that companies can get up and running quickly in open banking.  

“I was really impressed with how Adatree have taken care of all the technology heavy lifting associated with the CDR that has for so long been a barrier to participation. 

“We can now offer a really simple ‘open banking in a box’ solution to anyone wanting to participate in the CDR, which is exactly what the CDR was always meant to do.”

Adatree chief executive and co-founder Jill Berry added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Alex to the company. Alex’s extensive knowledge in banking and finance, ultimately, led to our strong decision in bringing him on board.

“With his most recent role seeing him responsible for helping major customers and securing strategic partnerships in the CDR space, we are confident Alex will help further propel Adatree as leaders in the CDR and drive data access to create better outcomes for consumers.”

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