In our Consultation, we proposed to establish a Payments Strategy Forum, through which industry and service-users could discuss and agree strategic priorities for the future of the payments industry. We said we would convene a working group to help us develop this proposal.
In December we asked those interested in participating in the working group to contact us. We were pleased that over 60 individuals from across the payments sector and user groups got in touch.
We have selected individuals based on their specific skills and expertise. They will be helping us to design the proposed Forum, through developing its terms of reference and a selection process for its independent chair.
As with all the proposals in our Consultation, we are currently assessing stakeholders’ comments and suggestions, and will take these fully into account in the Policy Statement which will confirm our regulatory framework.
Chair - Louise Buckley, head of communications, Payment Systems Regulator
Carlos Sanchez – CEO, Orwell Group
Chris Dunne – payment services director, VocaLink
Craig Tillotson – managing director, Faster Payments
Hilary Plattern – director, payments industry corporate bank, Barclays
Hugh Stokes – executive director of competition law, Visa Europe
Katy Worobec – director, Financial Fraud Action UK
Lisa Felton – global head of consumer regulation and content standards, Vodafone
Marcia Clay – group head and senior vice president, strategy and market development, MasterCard UK and Ireland
Matthew Oakley – chief economist & head of financial services policy, Which?
Neil Lover – head of payments and cards, Coventry Building Society
Nick Davies – universal credit team, Department for Work and Pensions
Otto Benz – strategic payments director, Virgin Money
Seamus Smith – managing director, PayPoint UK & Ireland
Toby Mason – head of global payments services and system assurance, American Express