Michelle Darracott




United Kingdom




Sep 2021 - May 2023

Michelle is the Chief Strategy Officer for Smart, which specialises in retirement technology. Her key areas of responsibility are strategy, M&A, fundraising and Smart’s Sustainability manifesto. Michelle has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She is a qualified actuary and an independent director to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. In recent years she was named Investment Actuary of the Year and Woman of the Year–Fintech. She has a first class degree in Economics and is part of the EMBA S21 cohort.

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Posted by: on December 3, 2021

2021 – what a fantastic year!

2021 has been one of my most rewarding years professionally and personally. Smart, where I work as Chief Strategy Officer, closed a £165m, Series D funding round, adding further impressive institutional investors to our capital table. I was heavily involved in this process from beginning to end, it was a real team effort. On a […]

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