Gillian Painter

Head of Membership

Investment Association and Velocity

As head of membership, Gillian is part of The Investment Association (IA) Enterprises senior management team and lead for Velocity, the IA’s Innovation hub and FinTech accelerator. Since its launch in October 2019, Gillian has managed the growth of Velocity, which now encompasses an ecosystem of over 120 firms operating in 35 countries with two cohort accelerator programmes.


Gillian has a strong experience in technology having worked in technical and operational roles for global IT and telecomms firms.