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Working Groups

The Payments Association Working Groups are comprised of industry experts from across the payments chain, who share the mission of driving industry change to shape the future payments landscape and improve the industry on behalf of members of the association.

The 7 Working Groups

The Payments Association hosts 7 working groups which discuss the most thought-provoking and significant topics in the payments industry:

ESG

Encouraging companies in the payments industry to adopt ESG strategies. 

Inclusion

Providing clarity on innovations and solutions in payments that can reduce financial exclusion.

Cross-Border

Transforming the cross-border payments eco-system for its users and providers.

Financial Crime

Delivering community-driven solutions to help members tackle financial crime.

Open Banking

Helping create the market conditions for the successful implementation of Open Banking.

Regulatory

Helping the regulator to help us.

Digital Currencies

Championing innovation and a regulatory framework for crypto-assets in the UK.

Why should I join a Working Group?

 

Being a member of one of The Payments Association’s Working Groups comes with a host of benefits, especially for committee members:

  • You will get exclusive access to meetings with industry experts.
  • The opportunity to build your network with the leading figures from across the payments industry.
  • Invites to exclusive events from The Payments Association, like the Working Group AGM at the annual PAY360 conference.
  • The opportunity to actively help deliver the Working Group outputs.

In addition, committee members will receive:

  • An invitation to an annual in-person meeting and lunch.
  • The opportunity to feature your headshot and company logo on selected outputs and our website.

Working Group Structure

  • Each Working Group has a member of The Payments Association as its ‘Working Group Lead’.
  • Each Working Group has an Advisory Board member to act as its ‘Working Group Mentor’.
  • Some Working Groups have a supporting Benefactor.
  • Each Working Group consists of a Core Committee and Supporter Members.

 

Committee members are engaged and active participants who commit to making regular contributions to outputs and meetings. Supporter members attend one meeting a quarter and receive the meeting notes from the other meetings.

Please see the Code of Conduct for our working group members here

Committee Members

  • Attend monthly Working Group meeting
  • Commit to 1-2 hours per month (including the monthly meeting)
  • Actively contributing to team meetings
  • Volunteer to collaborate on Working Group outputs that matter most to you

Supporter Members

  • Attend one Working Group meeting a quarter
  • Receive meeting notes from other meetings
  • Volunteer to collaborate on Working Group outputs that matter most to you

Working Group Members

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Deloitte logo
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Working Group Leads

Alison's headshot

Alison Donnelly

Fscom
Regulator Working Group Lead; Director

Charlie Bronks

Crown Agents Bank
ESG Working Group Lead; Head of ESG

Ian Taylor

KPMG
Digital Currencies Working Group Lead; Head of Crypto and Digital Assets

Imran Ali

KPMG
ESG Working Group Lead; Payments Consulting Director

Jan Van Vonno

Tink
Open Banking Working Group Lead; Head of Industry Strategy

Jane Jee

The Payments Association
Financial Crime Working Group Lead

Pooja Bhachu

Mastercard
Inclusion Working Group Lead; Director Public Policy UK and Ireland
Committee Members
Supporter Members
Attend monthly Working Group meeting
Attend one Working Group meeting a quarter
Commit to 1-2 hours per month (including the monthly meeting)
Receive meeting notes from other meetings
Actively contributing to team meetings
Volunteer to collaborate on Working Group outputs that matter most to you
Volunteer to collaborate on Working Group outputs that matter most to you

Featured Outputs from our Working Groups

Project Team Members

Natasha Healy Projects Team headshot

Natasha Healy

The Payments Association
Project Coordinator

Tom Brewin

The Payments Association
Head of Projects

Working Group AGM

The Payments Association recently held a Working Group AGM at our annual PAY360 conference. This event was a great opportunity for the different working groups to network and engage with each other, and share ideas from their current projects.
Get in touch

How to get involved

Please fill out the form to indicate your interest in The Payments Association’s Working Groups. A member of our Project Team will be in touch with you shortly.

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