Erin Platts is the CEO of HSBC Innovation Bank UK and is responsible for leading, developing and scaling the Bank’s business across the EMEA region. SVBs UK business is a full-service UK Bank with all local operations under her leadership.
A17-year veteran of SVB, Erin most recently served as Head of Relationship Banking for Europe. She has a strong background in market and product development and delivering upon banking and debt transactions for technology and life sciences companies and their investors. Having originally joined SVBs Boston office in 2004 before she transitioned to the UK office in 2007, Platts is a well-connected and active champion of the global innovation economy. To aid in the development of the UK innovation economy Erin also serves on the board of the ScaleUp Institute.
Under Erin’s leadership several external partnerships have been formed with SVB UK to advance the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda in the local markets which include Career Ready, the Newton Venture Program, Diversity VC and Atomico’s State of European Tech report. In 2020, Erin was selected by Innovate Finance as a Top Women in Fintech under the Senior leader category and by Computer Weekly in the top 200 Most Influential Women in Tech.
Erin earned a BA in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.