Nick joined PayPoint in 2009 and became Chief Executive in May 2020 having previously
carried out the roles of Chairman and Executive Chairman of the Company. The Leadership
Team is led by Nick and the team is responsible for the day-to-day operational management
of the Group.
Nick retired as chairman of Nomura in 2012 after more than 25 years in investment
management and banking. His career started as an analyst and fund manager at Mercury Asset
Management before moving to Cazenove, where he spent the majority of his career and was a
partner prior to incorporation and a vice chairman of JP Morgan Cazenove. He was previously
a non-executive director of Strutt & Parker and Picton Property Income Limited and senior
independent director at Primary Health Properties plc, prior to its merger with MedXplc.
Alan, an ACA qualified finance executive, was appointed as Finance Director on 20
November 2020 having acted as Interim Finance Director since July 2020. He joined PayPoint
in August 2017 as Head of UK Finance.
Alan has significant finance leadership
experience having held senior finance roles with financial services companies including GE Capital.
Danny joined the business in 2019 and was appointed to his current role of Client
Services Director in 2020, leading the commercial and strategic development of the client
portfolio and managing relationships with the multiple retailers. Before joining PayPoint
Danny worked for Mitie Plc in the FM sector managing a number of businesses, predominantly
within the security sector. Danny also worked in consultancy for Newton Europe specialising
in process efficiency improvements across a diverse range of sectors, including healthcare
and defence. Prior to this Danny started his career as a graduate in the logistics industry,
spending six years working in the parcel carrier industry for Target Express.
broad spectrum of sectors to make digital payments in a really simple and easy way.
Katy joined PayPoint as HR Director in 2012 with responsibility for the development and implementation of our people agenda. Prior to joining PayPoint, Katy worked for RSA Insurance Group where she held a number of senior business partnering roles in the UK and latterly in the Emerging Markets business where she was responsible for ensuring the delivery of the HR agenda across 22 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
Prior to that, Katy spent seven years at General Electric where she held HR roles in both their consumer finance and insurance businesses. Katy has a degree in International Business and Modern Languages from Aston University and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
Ben Ford was appointed to the Executive Board as Retail Services Director on 1 July
2020 to lead a newly established Retail Services function. The function incorporates all retail supporting teams,
responsible for the end-to-end delivery of products and services to our retailers and the management
of relationships within the network. Ben was previously at Addison Lee where he was Head of Global
Customer Experience and Operations responsible for global service delivery of customers, clients,
drivers, and fleet. Prior to joining Addison Lee Ben worked in similar roles for companies
including Premier Inn, Danone, Joules and Boden.
made me feel that I am part of a team instantly! The business and my colleagues have shown such
commitment to adapt, grow and identify new opportunities to ensure we continue to perform well during Covid-19.
The people talent we have within PayPoint is superb and makes me excited and motivated to drive
us forward to be an even better business
Tanya joined PayPoint as General Counsel and Head of Compliance in September 2020,
leading PayPoint’s in-house Legal Team which advises all companies across the PayPoint group on legal
and regulatory matters relating to their businesses.
Prior to joining PayPoint, Tanya worked at Zurich Insurance for 11 years where she held a number
of roles including Head of the UK Corporate & Commercial Legal Team.
Tanya qualified as a solicitor in 1996 at the international law firm Lovell White Durrant,
now Hogan Lovells LLP, where she worked as a solicitor for 12 years specialising in corporate
and commercial law across a number of business sectors.
Mark joined PayPoint as Card Services Director in February 2021 following the acquisition of Handepay and Merchant Rentals, with responsibility for the combined cards business. Prior to this, Mark was Chief Commercial Officer at Handepay from 2013 where he developed the market leading customer proposition and led the marketing and customer management teams
Mark has previously held international product management positions with global payment processor Elavon, where he was responsible for mobile payment, currency conversion and gift card solutions. Mark began his career in the payment industry in 2002, supporting major acquiring and retail customers for Ingenico.
Simon was appointed as PayPoint CTO in May 2017, having previously managed the IT team
at PayPoint's Mobile and Online subsidiary prior to its sale. Simon has worked in both
the payments and retail wealth management sectors for over 30 years as an engineer,
manager, consultant and IT executive. He has launched and managed card processing
systems for several banks and consulted on payments in UK, USA, and Australia.
Prior to joining PayPoint, Simon was a management consultant for several years and has
delivered significant IT programmes for several banks, wealth managers and insurance