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Payments Strategy Forum working group confirmed

Published 06 02 2015
Last updated 03 03 2015

The PSR has confirmed the 14 industry and service-user experts who will help develop our proposed Payments Strategy Forum.

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.

The working group will meet for the first time this month. We will publish details of its activities on our website. If you wish to discuss any of these details, please contact us at

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.


Working group participants

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