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Our Advisory Board

The Payments Association is managed by its senior leadership team and receives guidance and steering from The Payments Association Advisory Board. The Payments Association Advisory Board is composed of 19 highly effective CEOs from leading payments companies who all have a desire to change the payments industry and create a profitable, sustainable payments ecosystem..

Advisory Board members are nominated and elected to the board based upon their ability to lead and influence the payments industry. Members of the Advisory Board are both nominated and voted on by the members of The Payments Association and serve a term of three years.

Hear from some of our Advisory Board members

  • Attend all Advisory Board meetings throughout the year
  • Contribute ideas and views relating to the strategy and priorities of the group
  • Contribute content and input to papers produced for regulators, press releases, case studies
  • Work diligently together outside meetings on agreed projects, and if appropriate, mentor one of The Payments Association’s eight projects
  • Introduce new prospective members to join The Payments Association
  • Use their Advisory Board membership to endorse their company’s brand
  • Talk positively about the work done by the industry and the group
  • Provide guidance when required to members of The Payments Association

Neil Harris

Interim Chair, The Payments Association Advisory Board



Angela Yore

Managing Director


Nathalie Oestmann

Chief Operating Officer

Outlier Ventures

Jason Butcher


Parallel Payments

Daniel Holden

Chief Executive Officer

Trust Payments

Andres Kitter

Head of LHV Banking Services

LHV Bank

Mitch Trehan

UK Head of Compliance and MLRO

Banking Circle

Mark Nalder

Head of Payment Strategy & Service

Nationwide Building Society

Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly

SVP & Head of Europe Banking & Payments Solutions


Kamran Hedjri

Group CEO

PXP Financial

A picture of Manish Garg, Founder & CEO Banksly. A member of the Advisory Board at The Payments Association.

Manish Garg

Founder & CEO


Mandy Lamb

Managing Director UK & Ireland


Darren Deal

Senior Vice President Fintech, Digital Partners & Government


Sendi Young

Managing Director, EMEA


Ian Povey

Head of Payments Services & Technology

NatWest Group Plc

Laura McCracken

Global Managing Director, Commerce & Payments – Software & Platforms


Paul Horlock

Chief Payments Officer


Noyan Nihat

Chief Operating Officer

Privat 3 Money Ltd

Neil Harris

Neil Harris is the Group Chief Commercial Officer at Global Processing Services (GPS), an industry-leading issuer processor that provides payment technology and alternative banking solutions to programme managers, acquirers and some of the largest Fintechs and ‘next generation’ banks globally. As Chair of the Financial Inclusion Committee at the Payments Association, Neil is part of the leading taskforce that has been created in developing a new industry kitemark for tackling the issue with financial inclusion.

Angela Yore

As the Managing Director of SkyParlour Communications, it has been Angela Yore’s great pleasure to play an active role in the Payments Association, leading ‘Project Media’ with her mentor Currencycloud CEO Mike Laven. By offering SkyParlour’s support as the Payments Association’s dedicated PR Agency, its reputation has been raised in the media. ‘Project Women in PayTech’ embodies a group of amazing people supporting each other to aim higher and strive for diversity in the boardroom.

Nathalie Oestmann

Nathalie is Chief Operating Officer at Curve, a banking platform that connects multiple debit and credit cards into one smart card. At Curve, Nathalie is responsible for the day to day operations of the company, and as it scales up its platform and expands deeper into Europe. Nathalie will also oversee Curve’s launch in the US in 2021.

Prior to Curve, Nathalie worked at IDEMIA as Senior Vice President of Global Innovation Strategy, Marketing, Partnerships and M&A for the Financial Institutions Business Unit. As GM and Head of Samsung Pay Europe between 2015-2017, Nathalie is credited with building the organisation and launching Samsung Pay across 6 European countries in just 18 months. Nathalie worked at American Express for 15 years, in a variety of roles, including as VP of Global Product Marketing.

She is also a Non-Executive Board Member at Pay.UK.

Jason Butcher

Jason is an entrepreneur with nearly 3 decades of experience building global businesses across diverse industries and ever-changing financial markets.

Jason is the CEO of the CoinPayments.net, and the founder of HODLtech.eu, and is actively involved with the an active player in a number of global Fintech, payment processing, crowdfunding and blockchain technology projects which he believes will bring a tremendous amount of opportunities and lessons to share with each of the members of the Payments Association.

“I truly believe we are in a major transitional state of how people and business exchange value.  The Payments Association association and its members have a unique opportunity to support this change.  My personal goal is to contribute, share and help the current and future members grow and become a stronger voice globally.”

Daniel Holden

Daniel brings a wealth of expertise across FinTech, eCommerce, accountancy and law to the role of CEO of Trust Payments Group. Joining in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer of the company, Daniel took over as CEO in 2018 and has transformed Trust into a fast-growing Fintech payments group.

Andres Kitter

Andres has more than 20 years of banking experience from finance to payments, and also has experience as a global e-commerce merchant giving him valuable expertise in how payment processing looks from the client perspective. As Head of LHV Banking Services, LHV has further committed the focus on the fintech scene by announcing the establishment of a stand-alone bank in the UK based on the current UK branch.

Manish Garg

Manish is an entrepreneur and banking transformation thought leader across multiple financial services sectors.

Manish is the Founder & CEO of Banksly. He has been instrumental in evangelising Open Banking from the beginning and worked with legislators and regulators across UK and EU to drive Open Banking and PSD2 for positive disruption in the banking industry. He is an inquisitive and driven business and technology executive with experience in growing start-ups and running cross-functional teams. He has led transformation and implemented strategies to drive accelerated growth by building excellent industry-leading teams.

Manish has extensive experience in product innovation, business strategy, financial planning, operations, and business development.

Mandy Lamb

Current Position and Responsibilities

Mandy Lamb is currently the Managing Director – UK & Ireland for Visa based in London. Ms. Lamb’s responsibilities span Visa’s business across these markets.

Previous Positions

Ms. Lamb has proven experience in the payment industry across emerging markets in both Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific. Ms. Lamb joined Visa International in May 2009 as Head of Business Development for South Africa, prior to which she had worked in the financial services and IT industry in South Africa for over 10 years. In 2011, she moved into the role of Country Manager for the South African market and later, managed Sub-Saharan Africa, before moving into the CIS & SEE region in 2015. Ms. Lamb led the 17 markets across the Commonwealth of Independent States & South Eastern Europe (CIS & SEE) for Visa Inc., based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her most recent role prior to relocating to London, was Group Country Manager, Regional Southeast Asia and Senior Vice President, Global Client Management for Visa Inc., based in Singapore. She is also a Non-Executive Board Member at UK Finance.

Other Information

Ms. Lamb holds a Bachelor of Physical Education and Post Graduate Diploma in Management, from University of Witwatersrand and Wits Business School respectively. She completed her MBA through University of Pretoria (GIBS) in 2007. University of Pretoria (GIBS) in 2007.