The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has recently announced Jennifer Anderson's appointment as Chief Information Officer (CIO). An experienced leader in the technology sector, Anderson has a career spanning over two decades, during which she demonstrated her capabilities in diverse roles.
Before venturing into her new role at UKIB, Anderson served as the Chief Digital Information Officer at Eviden. Her previous positions include Chief Technology Officer (CTO) roles at both Atos and Leeds-based Fintech, Incuto. Her vast experience and proven abilities are clear indicators of the direction in which she aims to steer the technology and digital initiatives at UKIB.
Anderson's accomplishments extend beyond her executive roles. She is an active board member of Women in Leeds Digital and earned a place on the Innovate Finance Women In Fintech Powerlist in 2020, reflecting her significant contributions to the field.
Expressing her enthusiasm about the new role, Anderson stated, “I am delighted to be joining the Bank during such an exciting time. I’m looking forward to using my experience to help drive innovation and maximise the benefit of technological developments to help the Bank achieve its goals.”
James Emmett, UK Infrastructure Bank Chief Operating Officer, gave Anderson a warm welcome: “We look forward to welcoming Jennifer to the Bank. Innovation is at the heart of what we do at the UK Infrastructure Bank and Jennifer’s proven track record in product development and emerging technologies, alongside her strategic leadership skills, will make her a valuable asset to the team.”
The UK Infrastructure Bank operates out of Leeds and was established in 2021. It started with £22 billion of capital to achieve a dual mission, tackling climate change whilst supporting regional and local economic growth. The bank collaborates with the private sector and local government to solve financial challenges and unlock private investments in line with its objectives.
Anderson's experience and vision align perfectly with UKIB's mission, promising a positive impact on the bank's technological strategy and potentially contributing to a stronger, future-proof financial system in the UK.