PayPoint plc today announces the appointment of Ben Wishart as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 14 November 2019. Following this appointment, Ben will serve as a member of the nomination and remuneration committees together with the audit committee and its sub-committee, the Cyber & IT Committee.
Ben is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize, a food retailer leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. As its Global Chief Information Officer he is responsible for leadership and governance on technology matters globally, including strategy and solution delivery, enabling digital platforms, cyber defence and sourcing. Ben has previously served as CIO of Morrisons plc and Whitbread plc and has held various senior Information Technology roles at Tesco plc.
Nick Wiles, PayPoint plc’s Executive Chairman added: “On behalf of the Board I’d like to welcome Ben to PayPoint. Ben has extensive knowledge across a number of sectors and will enhance the Board with his experience in technology and business transformation.”
Commenting on his appointment Ben said: PayPoint is an outstanding company with a great track record of innovation in simplifying the complex business of payments. I am excited by the opportunity to use my experience as a retail CIO to bring value and strategic thinking on technology matters to the Board of Directors.
The Company confirms that there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Rules.
In thousands of retail locations, at home and on the move, we make life more convenient for everyone.
For retailers, we offer innovative and time-saving technology that empowers convenience retailers in the UK and Romania to achieve higher footfall and increased spend so they can grow their businesses profitably. Our innovative retail services platform, PayPoint One, is now live in over 13,900 stores in the UK and offers everything a modern convenience store needs, from parcels and contactless card payments to EPoS and bill payment services. Our technology helps retailers to serve customers quickly, improve business efficiency and stay connected to their stores from anywhere.
We help millions of people to control their household finances, make essential payments and access in-store services, like parcel collections and drop-offs. Our UK network of 28,400 stores is bigger than all banks, supermarkets and Post Offices together, putting us at the heart of communities nationwide.
For clients of all sizes we provide cutting-edge payments technologies without the need for capital investment. Our seamlessly integrated multichannel payments solution, MultiPay, is a one-stop shop for customer payments. PayPoint helps over 500 consumer service providers to save time and money while making it easier for their customers to pay – via any channel and on any device.