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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:


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

Digital Currencies

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


Encouraging companies in the payments industry to adopt ESG strategies. 

Financial Crime

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


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

Open Banking

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


Helping the regulator to help us.

Why should I join a Working Group?

The Payments Association’s 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. All working group members are representatives of organisations with The Payments Association membership.

Being a member of one of The Payments Association’s Working Groups comes with a host of benefits:

  • 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.
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Working Group Structure

Committee Members
Supporter Members
Committee members are engaged and active participants who commit to using their expertise to make regular contributions to outputs and monthly meetings.
Supporter members form the majority of our working group membership.
Attend monthly Working Group meeting.
Attend one Working Group meeting a quarter.
Commit to 1-3 hours per month (including the monthly meeting).
Receive exclusive insights from the leading experts in the industry.
Volunteer to collaborate on Working Group outputs that matter most to you.
Opportunities to volunteer to collaborate on Working Group outputs that matter most to you.
Invitations to exclusive The Payments Association events.
Invitations to exclusive The Payments Association events.

Working Group Members

Working Group Leads

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Alison Donnelly

Regulator Working Group Lead; Director

Charlie Bronks

Crown Agents Bank
ESG Working Group Lead; Head of ESG

Ian Taylor

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

Imran Ali

ESG Working Group Lead; Payments Consulting Director

Jan Van Vonno

Open Banking Working Group Lead; Head of Industry Strategy

Jane Jee

The Payments Association
Financial Crime Working Group Lead

Pooja Bhachu

Inclusion Working Group Lead; Director Public Policy UK and Ireland

Featured Outputs from our Working Groups

Project Team Members

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Clara Cohen

The Payments Association
Project Executive
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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.
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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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