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About Wise 

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move money around the world. Our mission is money without borders – instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free. Originally TransferWise, we are one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies having raised over $1 billion in primary and secondary transactions from world leading investors. 

Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We’re just over 10 years old, and already have over 2400 employees across 15 countries. In July 2021 Wise listed on the London Stock Exchange and reported £421m in Revenue from 6m active customers.

Main Purpose & Duties of the Role 

The Non-executive director (NED) will work alongside executive directors to objectively oversee the management of our Australian entity. 

As an NED you will be required to: 

  • Provide effective and entrepreneurial leadership. 
  • Objectively scrutinise operational, financial and risk management performance. 
  • Ensure that the company’s obligations towards stakeholders are met.
  • Constructively challenge proposals. 
  • Provide strategic direction. 
  • Be able to advise the company through periods of change and demonstrate a thorough understanding and appreciation of the issues facing a complex and developing organisation in a changing environment. 

Experience, Background and specific Competencies 

You must have the following: 

  • Experience of operating at a senior level, preferably as a NED or executive director, in a financial services organisation. 
  • Knowledge of governance and the role of boards. 
  • Solid understanding of the regulatory environment in Australia.
  • Extensive experience in AML/Compliance/FinCrime/Risk, gained within Financial Services.
  • Strong business acumen. 
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex data. 
  • Ability to apply judgement and resilience, to lead and participate in making difficult evidence-based decisions.
  • Strong communication skills

Time Commitment 

As an NED you must be able to attend quarterly board meetings and ad-hoc meetings as required. For further information please contact Tom Horsfield, Leadership recruiter @ Wise [email protected].

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

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