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 excellence. Since helping to establish the Association in 2017, she has led the growth to 160 organisations. The cohort includes top tier banks, global technology companies and consulting firms. She has advocated for the industry with Government, regulators, investors and trade agencies. Deborah is a sought-after leader and advisor on the global RegTech industry, a regular speaker, presenter and designer of RegTech programs and engages with regulators globally. Deborah is driving the Association’s global market program.
She is member of Chief Executive Women, a member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Digital Panel, she sits on the advisory committee of a women’s regulatory innovation community with leading global regulators and innovation practitioners. Deborah also sits on the Alliance for Innovative Regulation Global Advisory Council, is the Founder and Committee member for Australian Tech Collective, a member of the NSW Government ICT Procurement Task Force, Australian Federal Government RegTech Stakeholder Reference group, and UTS Business School MBA Women’s Networking Committee.
Deborah is an accomplished chief executive, non-executive director, mentor and strategic business consultant. She is a passionate diversity advocate and volunteers for a human rights organisation to limit food waste and provide food to those in need. She has over 30 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 was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2019 for Innovation.