Our board of directors brings together executives and senior technologists from several of the world's largest banks, financial technology providers and big tech software vendors. Its overaching mission is to establish the general direction of the Foundation in its ongoing efforts to tackle the hardest challenges facing the financial services industry.
Pete Towns is the Global Head of Digital, DevOps & Architecture for Global Banking & Markets (GBM) at HSBC. GBM is an emerging markets-led and finance-focused business that provides tailored solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients in over 60 countries and territories.
In his current role, Pete leads a team of technologists who build, transform and deliver solutions to support Digital Products.
He also runs the Global Markets Client Relationship Management (CRM) & Sales MI platforms; and is responsible for the delivery of Sales Cockpit - a cross-asset dashboard for Sales users, covering pre-trade, execution and post-trade activities.
Prior to this role Pete ran GBM Cash FX IT & GFX eDistribution, in London and APAC GFX & Sales IT in Hong Kong. Before joining HSBC in 2010, he worked at RBS Global Banking & Markets as the Global Head of FX & Money Markets eCommerce IT.
Pete is passionate about building disruptive technology solutions and creating synergy between Technology and Business. He is also involved in curating special development programs for technologists across the globe.