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About the The Payments Association

The Payments Association is the largest community in payments. Founded in the UK in 2008, the association now operates communities in the UK, EU and Asia, helping almost 300 companies enhance their commercial interests, solve societal problems such as financial exclusion and evaluate new opportunities for innovation in payments.

Our purpose is to empower the most influential community in payments, where the connections, collaboration and learning shape an industry that works for all.

We operate as an independent representative for the industry and its interests, and drive collaboration within the payments sector in order to bring about meaningful change and innovation.  We work closely with industry stakeholders such as the Bank of England, the FCA, HM Treasury, the Payment Systems Regulator, Pay.UK, UK Finance and Innovate Finance.

Through our comprehensive programme of activities for members and with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of leading payments CEOs, we facilitate the connections and build the bridges that join the ecosystem together and make it stronger.

These activities include a programme of monthly digital and face-to-face events including our annual conference PAY360 and awards dinner, CEO round tables and training activities.

We run seven stakeholder working Project groups: ESG, Inclusion, Regulator, Financial Crime, International Trade, Digital Currencies and Open Banking.  The volunteers within these groups represent the collective view of The Payments Association members at industry-critical moments and work together to drive innovation in these areas.

We also conduct exclusive industry research which is made available to our members through our Insights knowledge base. These include monthly whitepapers, insightful interviews and tips from the industry’s most successful CEOs. 

Meet the Team

Tony Craddock

Director General

Ben Agnew

Chief Executive Officer

Tory Batten

Company Secretary

Keri Farrell

Commercial Director

Anjana Haines

Head of Content

Maria Stavrou

Head of Operations

Julia Hearn

Head of Marketing

Sophie Boissier

Head of Member Engagement

Tom McCormick

Head of Sales

Tom Brewin

Head of Projects

Riccardo Tordera Ricchi

Head of Policy and Government Relations

Samia Rahman

Senior Business Development Manager

Gavin Geddes

Business Development Manager

Charlie Lane

Business Development Manager

Freddie Marewa

Member Engagement Manager

Daria Mura

Member Engagement Manager

Nigel Joseph

Member Engagement Manager

Anthonia Kehinde

Conference and Content Producer

Malik Smith

Executive Assistant to Director General, CEO & Commercial Director

Emily Beard

Senior Operations Executive

Isabelle Smith

Marketing Assistant

Orlanna Morris

Operations Executive

Kate McKenzie

Conference Producer

Jyoti Rambhai


Richard Jones

Events Marketing Manager

Ben Dale

Senior Business Development Manager

Gavin Alexander

Content Marketing Manager