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Katherine McConnell

Katherine McConnell is the founder and CEO of Brighte, a leading Australian fintech that provides a marketplace and on-the-spot finance for solar energy and home improvements. Prior to setting up Brighte in 2015, Katherine spent 16 years in banking and financial services, including 14 at Macquarie Bank. Katherine also worked as an Economist in the Commonwealth Department of Finance and a Policy Analyst at the Federal Treasury. In 2018 she was named Australia’s outstanding FinTech leader of the year, and last year Brighte became the sixth-fastest growing technology company in Australia. In her free time, Katherine enjoys being with her husband and their two boys at home in Sydney – which has, of course, solar panels and home battery storage

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