Brett will play a key role in the UK-based open banking infrastructure provider’s strategic growth plans, including its expansion across Europe and the globe as open finance regulations are implemented in new jurisdictions.
She will be responsible for leading the fintech’s legal, risk and compliance functions to deliver strategic advice, improve efficiency and stimulate growth as and when these opportunities arise for Yapily, which closed a series B funding raise of $51 million, led by Sapphire Ventures.
Brett brings deep financial services, fintech, and open banking expertise to the role following an extensive career in legal advisory services.
She has previously held positions at Aon, Royal London, consumer champion Which, and most recently the Open Banking Implementation Entity as general counsel and company secretary.
Commenting on her appointment, Brett said: “I am a huge believer in the transformative power of open banking for the benefit of consumers and businesses. It’s why I can’t wait to continue to play my part in the open banking ecosystem.”
Stefano Vaccino, chief executive officer and founder of Yapily, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Selene to our executive team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.”
“As we grow and mature as a company, Selene will play a pivotal role in our company’s direction, commercial agreements, and strategies to enable rapid growth. I’m looking forward to seeing what she and the team can accomplish together.”