Mentors in Sydney

Claire Wivell Plater


Youi Insurance, Aware Financial Services, Athena Financial, The Fold Legal, The Stella Prize

Claire is an experienced non-executive director, strategic adviser, mentor and lawyer. She is currently Chairman of Aware Financial Services and The Fold Legal and a Non-Exec Director of Youi Insurance and Athena Financial.

In addition, she is a strategic adviser to 3 start-ups: Emotional Quotient Pty Ltd (emotional intelligence program), Snug Technologies Pty Ltd (rental marketplace) and Ignition Wealth Pty Ltd (digital advice). Her not-for-profit focus is in the arts sector, as a Deputy-Chair of The Stella Prize and a member of PinchGut Opera’s Development Committee.

Claire founded The Fold Legal in 2002 to provide regulatory and commercial advice on diverse aspects of financial services after 17 years with Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) as an insurance law specialist. She was instrumental in the early development of the fintech movement in Australia; by assisting to establish Fintech Australia, and contributing to government policy development in diverse areas such as the regulatory sandbox, digital advice and blockchain regulation.

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