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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

Marion King

Chair, The Payments Association Advisory Board

Andrea Dunlop

Deputy Chair, The Payments Association Advisory Board

 Managing Director

Access PaySuite Ltd

Neil Harris

Deputy Chair, The Payments Association Advisory Board

CEO

b-yond

Alan King

Group President

FleetCor

Angela Yore

Managing Director

SkyParlour

Huw Davies

Chief Commercial Officer 

Ozone API

Jeremy Nicholds

Chief Executive Officer

Judopay

Scott Abrahams

Senior Vice President

Mastercard

Nathalie Oestmann

Chief Operating Officer

Curve

Jason Butcher

Founder

Parallel Payments

Vikesh Patel

Head of UK and Ireland

SWIFT

Andres Kitter

Head of LHV Banking Services

LHV Bank

Daniel Holden

Chief Executive Officer

Trust Payments

Mitch Trehan

UK Head of Compliance and MLRO

Banking Circle

Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly

SVP & Head of Europe Banking & Payments Solutions

FIS

Mark Nalder

Head of Payment Strategy & Service

Nationwide Building Society

Kamran Hedjri

Group CEO

PXP Financial

Manish Garg

Founder & CEO

Banksly

Mandy Lamb

Managing Director UK & Ireland

Visa

Marion King

Marion has extensive experience across the financial services industry. As Director of Payments for NatWest Marion is responsible for setting the payment strategy. Her remit is wide and includes NatWest payment architecture, operations and innovation. She joined NatWest in January 2015 from MasterCard where she was the President of the UK & Ireland markets, and responsible for the end-to-end business.

Andrea Dunlop

Andrea Dunlop Managing Director of the Payment Division at [The Access Group | Business software] , an angel investor and non-executive Director. She is also a co-founder of https://investfem.com/home.

Andrea is highly-regarded in the payments industry; she has been recognised with numerous industry awards including being named one of the ‘Most Influential Women in Payments in 2018’, and appearing in Payments Power 10, a list of the top ten influential contributors to the payments industry in 2016/17/18/19. Andrea is the Deputy Chair of the The Payments Association’s Advisory Board and Board member of the European Women in Payments Network.

Andrea previous roles include establishing a successful UK and European merchant acquiring business, as well as running her own consultancy in financial services and payments sectors. Previously she served 13 years in the Royal Air Force.

She is a passionate speaker and supporter of diversity and inclusion, as well as financial inclusion, championing and challenging the industry to deliver better financial products for the benefit of all.

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.

Alan King

For the last 2 years or so, Alan has been driving change at FleetCor, traditionally known for fuel-card payment products and systems, but is a large and growing force in commercial payments across the world. In the last year, FleetCor in the UK, under its subsidiary Allstar brand, launched the first dual application payment card for businesses, combining all the unique data-driven benefits of a fuel-card with controlled access to the Visa network for other business expenses.

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.

Huw Davies

An experienced executive with a successful track record of building payments businesses and delivering transformational growth.
Payments | Open Banking | Fintech | Strategy | Commercial Delivery

Jeremy Nicholds

Jeremy Nicholds, has been at the forefront of payments for over 25 years, leading teams across Visa and Mastercard as well as in a number of NED positions. Currently CEO of the leading mobile payments solution, Judopay, he’s helping companies across multiple sectors to serve their customers with a better way to pay.

Scott Abrahams

Scott has both personally and through MasterCard been a very active participant and supporter of the Payments Association and its aims and objectives. Within MasterCard, Scott span many areas of payments in the UK and Ireland but also provide a global outlook through his many relationships inside and outside of MasterCard. He is passionate about the industry and his role within it. He believes he can bring new insight, thinking and approaches, both personally and on behalf of MasterCard, to the advisory board.

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.”

Vikesh Patel

Vikesh Patel is Head of UK and Ireland with responsibility for SWIFTs strategic direction and growth in the region. Vikesh joined SWIFT in 2017, charged with strengthening the cooperative’s key relationships and delivering commercial performance across its portfolio of products and services; including SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) and its suite of financial crime compliance solutions. With 20+ years’ experience in executive roles for HMT, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, LSE, and SWIFT, he has a rich wealth of expertise in terms of the global and UK financial climate. A natural leader, he is skilled at setting strategic direction, and driving alignment around important issues.

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.

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.

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.

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