A native of Australia, Christa has served as Executive Vice President, Global Finance, and Chief Financial Officer for London-based Aon plc for the past 12 years. She oversees global financial operations for the leading global professional services firm, which has 50,000 employees operating in 120 countries. Before joining Aon, Christa was the Chief Financial Officer for Microsoft’s Platform and Services Division, the largest and most profitable division within the company.
The appointment comes as Stripe ramps up its global momentum, launching in 15 new countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America over the past year. In October, Stripe announced it will acquire Paystack to accelerate online commerce across Africa.
“Stripe has made impressive progress developing tools for online businesses to start, run and scale, but it’s clear that the company’s biggest opportunities lie ahead,” said Christa Davies. “I look forward to helping Stripe navigate its rapid global expansion and broaden the internet economy.”
Stripe also continues to move up-market, and was recently named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Merchant Payments Providers, Q3 2020, achieving the highest scores by any ranked company in both the strategy and current offering categories. Global technology leaders such as Atlassian, Instagram, Salesforce, and Zoom Video Communications are using Stripe to grow faster and enter new markets, while ambitious enterprises such as Maersk, Waitrose, and AJ Bell turn to Stripe to optimize their core business and create new revenue streams.
“We are immensely fortunate to welcome Christa to our board of directors,” said Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe. “Her expertise in both enterprise software and financial services will benefit Stripe as we help our customers grow and adapt their businesses.”