London, 29 May 2018 – PIF, the not-for-profit industry body representing the prepaid sector, has today announced the appointment of three new members and the reappointment of two existing members to the PIF Board of Directors.
Des Hellicar-Bowman, Chief Compliance Officer at Glint, Paul Swinton, CEO of B4B Payments and Suresh Vaghjiani, Managing Director at Global Processing Services join the board as non-executive directors with immediate effect.
It has also been confirmed that Declan Byrne, Managing Director of GVS Prepaid and Dr Hartwig Gerhartinger, Vice President, Legal and Regulatory, Deputy General Counsel at Paysafe Group have been reappointed to the Board for a further three-year term.
Formed in 2007, PIF represents organisations who are regulated under e-money and payment services legislation and who operate in the high-growth prepaid and fintech sectors. Driven by a belief that prepaid delivers a wealth of social and financial benefits to consumers, businesses and governments, PIF works hard to protect and advance prepaid as an enabler of innovative financial products and services.
Commenting on the election results PIF Chairman Craig James said,
“I would like to congratulate our newly appointed and re-appointed directors who each bring tremendous industry knowledge to our association. The PIF Board has quickly become as wide-ranging and diverse as the industry itself and this ensures that our growing membership from the prepaid and fintech sectors continues to be well represented.
“We approach the second half of 2018 with a re-energised leadership team and steadfast focus on maximising our contribution to advancing the success of the industry”.
The member-elected PIF Board serves in a governance and fiduciary role.
In addition to setting policies and priorities, the Board establishes PIF’s strategic direction and identifies opportunities that benefit members and the industry as a whole.
The twelve members of the PIF Board are:
- Diane Brocklebank, Commercial Director, PIF
- Declan Byrne, Managing Director, GVS Prepaid Limited
- Darren Deal, VP, Fintech & EMI Issuers, Mastercard
- Chris Ellis, Director, Bowsprit International
- Dr Hartwig Gerhartinger, VP, Legal & Regulatory, Deputy General Counsel, Paysafe Group
- Des Hellicar-Bowman, Chief Compliance Officer, Glint
- Craig James, CEO, Neopay
- Siobhan Moore, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
- Peter Sidenius, Managing Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
- Mike Smith, Director, PIF
- Paul Swinton, CEO, B4B Payments
- Suresh Vaghjiani, Managing Director, Global Processing Services
Notes to Editors
PIF is the not-for-profit industry body representing organisations who are regulated under e-money and payment services legislation and who operate in the high-growth prepaid and fintech sectors.
Prepaid technology underpins a vast range of financial products, from everyday payment accounts and challenger bank accounts to corporate incentive and expense management solutions. Driven by a belief that prepaid delivers a wealth of social and financial benefits to consumers, businesses and governments, PIF works hard to protect and advance the use of prepaid as an enabler of innovative financial products and services.
With an eleven-year history of driving positive outcomes for the industry, PIF uses its resources and deep industry knowledge to educate, inform, guide and support its members and presents a unified voice to the media and the bodies and authorities that govern the sector.
To learn more about PIF, please visit www.paymentsinnovationforum.org or follow us @prepaidintforum
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