Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association, a global non-profit industry member body focussed on accelerating adoption of RegTech solutions and creating a global centre of RegTech excellence. She has led the growth from 8 organisations to more than 150 organisations in less than 3 years including global RegTech firms, top tier banks, global technology companies and consulting firms and has achieved year on year growth in revenue and a growing global impact. She has led and developed the industry in Australia to be recognised as the third highest concentration of RegTech producers in the world.
Deborah sits on the Australian Federal Government FinTech Advisory Committee, NSW Government ICT Procurement Task Force, The National Blockchain Roadmap RegTech Committee and is an observer on the ASIC Digital Committee and a regular speaker, presenter and designer of RegTech programs for the association and its partners and with regulators in Australia and overseas.
Deborah is an accomplished chief executive, non-executive director, mentor and strategic business consultant. She has over 20 years' experience as a senior executive across financial services, including investment banking, private equity, venture capital, superannuation and insurance spectrums. Deborah holds an Executive MBA (Global) from UTS Business School and she was a finalist as CEO of the Year in the Women in Finance Awards in 2019 and was one of the AFR’s 100 Women of Influence in 2019 for Innovation.