Open Up 2020 Judging Panel

Find out more about the expert panel of judges who selected the finalists of Open Up 2020, and will select the final three to four winners in July.

Please note, applicants’ application information will be shared on a confidential basis with the challenge due diligence supplier, Addleshaw Goddard, to assist the judges in their assessment of the applicants. The judges have the final say.

Chris Michael

Head of Technology, Open Banking and CEO, Ozone

Drew Graham

Director of Digital Strategy, Barclays

Matthew Upton

Director of Policy, Citizens Advice

Ilse Treurnicht

Former CEo, MaRS Discovery District

Faith Reynolds

Independent Consumer Expert

Varun Paul

Senior Manager – Future of Finance, Bank of England

Colm Lyon

CEO and Founder,

Farhan Lalji

Principal, Venture Partnerships, Anthemis

Susanne Chishti

CEO, Fintech Circle

Christine Foster

Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute (Chair)

Due Diligence Partner