Developing the alternative finance market globally is my passion. Reflecting that passion, I am in the City AM Alternative Finance Power List, the Fintech Most Influential Powerlist and was named in the Financial News annual Fintech 40. Through leading the initial funding of a number of early stage alternative finance businesses, I have helped build online and offline finance businesses globally. I remain an investor as CEO of Afaafa, in a variety of principally early stage technology and finance companies, I am a Director of various finance businesses in the UK, US and Europe and a mentor to a variety of entrepreneurs, drawing on my years of experience in the finance sector. Equally important to me is a belief in good corporate governance, equality and diversity. I do not believe that these are words to be thrown around but rather they are fundamental to the core of any great organisation. Where a company does not agree with this, I will not work with them.