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Westpac Executive Di Challenor named among the most influential women in payments

13 March, 2018


Westpac General Manager Global Transaction Services, Di Challenor has been named as one of the “Most Influential Women in Payments 2018” by PaymentsSource, the leading news and information resource for payments and financial-service professionals.


The Most Influential Women in Payments Honorees are selected each year by the editors of PaymentsSource, for driving change in one of the most dynamic areas of financial services. They are recognised for taking risks with new ideas and investments, and developing the technology that will forever change the way people handle money.

Di Challenor has almost two decades of experience in Asia Pacific leading regional and global teams for JP Morgan and Citi to deliver market-leading international treasury and payments solutions for multi-national corporate customers.


Di is a highly regarded and influential leader in the world of payments in Asia Pacific. She is regularly asked to speak on topics such as the evolution of corporate treasury functions, payments, blockchain, big data and open banking.


About Westpac’s payments innovation


In the last 12 months Westpac has introduced voice activated banking through Amazon’s Alexa, PayWear payment chips attached to your watch or wristband, Fitbit Pay  paired with your Westpac MasterCard, iMessage as a shortcut to make payments when texting on iPhones.


Westpac and Reinventure


Westpac has invested $100million through its venture capital fund, Reinventure to help Australia’s best entrepreneurs reinvent financial services. This commitment recognises the increasing impact of technology in reshaping financial markets.   Working with Reinventure, Westpac gains deep insight into technologies and business models that may drive new customer experiences and disrupt traditional financial services.


The Reinventure portfolio companies gain access not just to Westpac capital, but may strategically benefit from Westpac resources and expertise to enable the company to scale more rapidly.


About Sourcemedia


SourceMedia, is a business-to-business digital marketing services, subscription information, and event company serving senior-level professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, PaymentsSource, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, Accounting Today, Mergers & Acquisitions, National Mortgage News, Employee Benefit News and Health Data Management.