James Allan

CEO & Founder, New Venture

James joined HSBC in 2019 to lead the global consumer FX & Payments after spending 20 years at Barclays in Global Markets, Asset Management, Corporate and Transaction Banking in various leadership roles.

An industry leader, early adopter of technology and a strong proponent of digital, recognised in the ‘Payments Power 10’ list of contributors to innovation.

Executive Sponsor of HSBC Pride, designed and implement their Inclusion awards, a passionate advocate of diversity, twice featured in the FT OUTStanding Top 100 LGBT Executive List anda finalist in the Barclays Diversity Awards.

James has an Executive MBA (Distinction) from Cass Business School, and is a keen linguist.