Georgia Hanias

Head of Global Communications and Diversity Programmes at Innovate Finance

Georgia Hanias is Head of Global Communications at Innovate Finance, a membership association for FinTech based at Level 39 – Europe’s largest accelerator space for FinTech innovation. She is also the diversity lead for the organisation, with a keen interest in promoting financial inclusion and attracting more women in banking and FinTech professions.

Previously Georgia was a director within Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s corporate practice and headed up the agency’s start up division and supported a range of established tech clients.

Before her foray into agency life Georgia ran her own media consultancy for ten years. She represented a broad range of clients independently and with other agencies, spanning consumer, third sector and technology companies. She also produced several news programmes. Georgia has extensive multi-national experience in both traditional and digital PR campaigns.

Georgia began her PR career as a project manager with Nortel Networks. During her five years with the company she led various internal communications campaigns in North America and Europe. She then worked as a PR manager for various B2B IT companies in the UK.

Georgia has also worked as a features writer and broadcaster for the UK and Canadian Press, reporting on human rights issues from Asia, Europe and the Middle East for ITN, Marie Claire, Libertine magazine and the New Internationalist. Some of her work can be found on