Smarter Contracts hires former CEO of TISA in commercial role

Ellie Duncan
20 Feb 2024

Harry Weber-Brown, the former chief executive officer of The Investing and Savings Alliance (TISA), has joined Smarter Contracts as commercial director.

UK-based Smarter Contracts, which built consent and permissions management platform Pulse, has added Weber-Brown to its team following the recent appointments of Leda Glyptis, Jamie Leach and Ghela Bhoskovich, respectively, as strategic advisers.

In November last year, the company completed a £2.65 million fundraise.

Wayne Lloyd, founder and chief executive officer of Smarter Contracts, said: “The appointment of Harry is yet another signal of intent that demonstrates how compelling a proposition Pulse is in the eyes of highly respected and experienced members of the Open Data economy.”

Lloyd added: “As the former CEO of TISA, Harry provides us with a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the challenges organisations are faced with when it comes to opening their data up to third parties.

“Harry’s knowledge, experience and network will not only allow us to accelerate our growth, but it will also inform the development of existing and future product features that we intend to announce over the coming weeks and months ahead.”

TISA is a UK Open Data initiative that allows individuals to share their savings, investment, and pension account data with third parties to access new products and services, with Weber-Brown responsible for all areas of the business while he worked there.

Prior to that, he served as the programme manager for a digital identity project that was funded by the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Agency, where he coordinated the build of a reusable ID management platform with HSBC, Barclays and the Government Digital Service, among other organisations.

“I am so pleased to be joining Smarter Contracts as the newest addition to their team,” said Weber-Brown.

“I was instantly attracted by the Pulse platform as it enables consumers to better control their personal data and helps clients put trust at the heart of their business.”