Management Consultancy Axis Corporate has appointed Chris Allen as their new Digital Director. Chris has moved Capgemini Consulting, where he was a Principal in their Digital Banking team. In this capacity, he advised both fintechs and incumbent financial services businesses on how to thrive in the digital economy – focusing on digital proposition design, open banking strategy, and complex programme delivery.

The appointment of a new Digital Director comes as Axis Corporate experiences rising demand for digital implementation and delivery Chris Allen takes up the role in Axis Corporate’s London office, bringing more than a decade of consulting experience with him. Chris specialises in working collaboratively with clients to deliver high-value digital transformation programmes and combining this with deep financial services domain expertise. Chris will report to Daniel Meere, Managing Director, and will have a national and global remit with Axis Corporate.

Chris joins Axis Corporate after successful stints in HSBC’s Global Management Office and Capgemini Consulting’s Digital Banking Team. Chris has delivered significant value to the European banking market – having led business delivery for UK’s first FCA authorised fintech lending product, advised on early adoption Digital Operating Models and comprehensive Proposition renewal for a Leading European Bank. Through these roles, Chris has demonstrated leadership in both start-up and large-scale organisations and been a been an effective change agent in digital consulting recruitment, business development, and delivery.

Daniel Meere, Managing Director, Axis Corporate We’re delighted to welcome Chris to the business. Our financial services team is helping guide our new and existing clients through many of the challenges facing them in an unprecedented era of change. Thanks to the strength of our teams and our client focus, we are seeing a surge in demand for our Digital delivery services. Chris is a highly respected expert with specialist know-how in bank/FinTech partnerships and ecosystems and has a great track record of delivering innovative change with lasting results. Chris’s skillset will provide leadership to our growing team, as it continues to provide digital solutions to clients in Financial Services.

Chris Allen, Digital Director, Axis Corporate “It’s clear that Axis Corporate is committed to growth, with an expanding portfolio of Fintech and Challenger institutions. I am excited about working with Daniel and the rest of the UK team to grow our delivery footprint and extend the impact we are having with clients and their customers. Axis Corporate is highly differentiated in a competitive market – with true subject matter expertise, active and deep fintech partnerships, and a real challenger mindset. I am confident that I can support the team build on these to achieve our goal of being the UK’s no1 challenger consultancy.”