An experienced Programme Director with SME knowledge of the payments domain. Has led large programmes of work from their inception through to delivery with organisations ranging from Challenger Banks to global Cards and Payments operators.

Key skill areas:

  • Payments
  • PSD2
  • Cards
  • Digital Transformation
  • FinTech

Recent career history and key accomplishments:

  • Recently completed an Executive Interim assignment with a leading UK Retail Bank delivering a payments infrastructure remediation programme
  • Prior to this, they have acted primarily as a career Programme Director covering all sub-sectors of financial services spanning global Banking Groups, Challenger Banks, global Cards Providers and Payments Operators. 
  • They have led programmes ranging from system simplification, where they have streamlined payments products and channels to digital transformations where they have redesigned entire payments infrastructure.
  • They have led both local and global programmes, having delivered transformation agendas across Europe and Asia with a range of
  • Financial Services clients.
  • They are well versed at leading business critical programmes with an urgent requirement for turnaround and successful delivery within budget and tight timeframes.

This Interim has a significant background in the Payments space with recent track record of delivering Open Banking and PSD2 regulatory initiatives. They are an excellent, pragmatic relationship manager and have also faced off to the Bank of England along with the FCA with CIO/COO stakeholders to discuss appropriate technology Risk measures. Although they are technical, they are very comfortable running teams of 300+ FTE across multiple time-zones and functions. 

Paul McCann, Leathwaite Executive Interim Practice

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