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Three new Directors appointed to the Board of the New Payment System Operator

The New Payment System Operator (NPSO) has today (8 March 2018) announced the appointment of three new Directors, as it moves closer to taking responsibility for the UK’s retail payment systems.

Christine Ashton, Chief Digital Officer in residence at SAP, who has also worked as SVP Technology for Thomson Reuters and has held global technology leadership roles at BG Group, TfL and BP, and Jean-Yves Rotté-Geoffroy, former Chief Procurement Officer at GSK and Executive Vice President IT & Shared Services at AmBev in São Paulo, who has also led Procurement organisations at Kraft, AB InBev and P&G, have been appointed to join the Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors. In addition, Matthew Hunt, who was last week appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the NPSO, has also been invited to join the Board as an Executive Director.

Following the appointment of the three new Directors, the NPSO Board will comprise of ten directors (the Independent Chair, five Independent Non-Executive Directors, two Non-Executive Directors and the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the company) with a further two Independent Non-Executive Director roles to fill.

Christine, Jean-Yves and Matthew bring world-class excellence in technology, procurement and payments respectively to our Board, which already comprises of extensive expertise across banking and infrastructure management. A strong Board will enable us to deliver change successfully while maintaining a clear focus on service delivery.

Melanie Johnson, Chair of the NPSO

The NPSO Board will also be advised and challenged by two Advisory Councils, representing end users and payment system participants, to ensure the UK’s payment systems are run for the public good. The open recruitment and appointment processes for these advisory councils are on course.

The NPSO has been established to develop the capability and capacity of the UK’s retail payment systems, which between them process over £6.4 trillion in value of payments every year. The NPSO is bringing together Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the Faster Payments Scheme Limited (FPSL), the Cheque & Credit Clearing Company Limited (C&CCC) and UK Payments Administration (UKPA), to take an over-arching view of operating and developing the retail payments sector for the benefit of the UK economy.


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