Executive Management Team

The Pay.UK Executive Team

Meet the Pay.UK Executive Team – who oversee the safe and secure running of the UK’s payments infrastructure on a daily basis.

Our Executive Management Team consists of:

Prior to his appointment at Pay.UK, Paul joined Nationwide Building Society in 2010 with accountability for a full range of end to end payments services provided to the Society’s 15 million members. He has driven changes such as contactless cards, PayM, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay to deliver market-leading services in the evolving digital marketplace.

Having worked at the Bank of England since 2006, covering a variety of operational and payments leadership roles, Matthew was most recently COO for the Monetary Policy area. During his time at the Bank, Matthew was also Head of Customer Banking Division with responsibility for banking, securities and gold custody services provided to the UK Government and other central banks. Matthew has also performed senior management roles, running the RTGS payment system and banknote distribution. Prior to working at the Bank, Matthew was a business manager for UBS Investment Bank and a consultant with Accenture.

Geoff has over 20 years of experience as a business and technology leader at major UK institutions. His experience has been gained in retail, commercial and institutional banking sectors with a particular focus on financial technology. He has previously held CRO roles at GE Capital and FIS, where he was also Chief Operating Officer. He is a well-known business and thought leader in financial technology innovation and solutions, with a proven history of driving industry and business growth using his cross-functional expertise across sales, operations, technology, finance and risk management.

Jenny Crawford joined UKPA eight years ago as the Head of HR and has more recently worked as Director of Operations and Deputy CEO. Since August of last year she has been leading UKPA in its transition into Pay.UK. Jenny has over 20 years’ HR experience and holds both a professional HR qualification and a Masters in Human Resource Management. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Her previous HR experience has been gained both in organisations going through periods of significant change and those in their relative infancy, helping them to develop and implement new systems and to deliver cultural change.