Board

Sir Michael Rake – Chairman

Sir Michael Rake was appointed as independent non-executive chairman in 2015. He is currently chairman of BT Group PLC, a director of McGraw Hill Financial and chairman of Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC.

Sir Michael was president of the Confederation of British Industry from 2013 to 2015; a member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group from 2010-2015; non-executive director of Barclays plc between 2008 and 2015 (being deputy chairman from 2012); chairman of the private equity oversight group the Guidelines Monitoring Committee from 2008 to 2013; chairman of easyJet plc from 2010-2013; the first chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2007 to 2010. He was a director of the Financial Reporting Council from 2008 to 2011 and chairman of Business in the Community from 2004-2007. Sir Michael also had a long and extensive career with KPMG, culminating in his appointment as international chairman between 2002 and 2007. He brings to the Board extensive financial and commercial expertise, as well as significant experience in capital markets, technology and digital products and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Philip Jansen – Chief Executive Officer

Philip was appointed as chief executive officer in April 2013, having previously been chief executive officer of Brakes Group between 2011 and 2013. Prior to that he held a variety of senior roles in Sodexo Holdings Limited, latterly as group chief operating officer and chief executive officer, Europe, South Africa and India. Earlier in his career, Philip was chief operating officer of MyTravel plc and managing director of Telewest Communications PLC. He started his career with Procter & Gamble. While Philip has gained significant international and chief executive officer experience in the international business sector, he has also developed key strengths in business transformation, change management and strategy development.

Ron Kalifa – Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Ron was appointed as vice chairman and executive director in 2013, having previously been chief executive officer of the organisation for over 10 years. Prior to this Ron held various executive roles within RBS and prior to that within NatWest. Ron is regarded as an expert in the card and payments industry and was recognised as “Industry Personality of the Year” at the 2011 Card & Payments Awards for his commitment and contribution to the field. While Ron has significant experience as a chief executive officer within the payments industry, he has also developed key strengths in mergers and acquisitions and strategy development. Ron is also sits on the boards of Transport for London and Visa Europe.

Rick Medlock – Chief Financial Officer

Rick was appointed as chief financial officer in 2015, joining Worldpay from Misys, where he was chief financial officer. From 2004 to December 2013, Rick was chief financial officer of Inmarsat plc and between 1996 and 2004 he served as chief financial officer and company secretary of NDS Group plc. The early part of his career was spent in a variety of roles as chief financial officer of a number of private equity backed technology companies in the UK and the US. Rick is a qualified chartered accountant.

John Allan CBE – Non-Executive Director

John was appointed as independent non-executive chairman in 2011 and is chairman of the remuneration committee. He is currently Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and London First. Previously, John was chairman of Samsonite Corporation and Care UK Limited, co-deputy chairman of Dixons Carphone plc and a non-executive director of the Royal Mail Group, the UK Home Office Supervisory Board, 3i Group plc, PHS Group plc, Wolseley plc, Hamleys plc and Connell plc. He was previously also a member of the supervisory boards of both Lufthansa AG and Deutsche Postbank and senior advisor to Deutsche Bank. John has served as an executive director at BET plc and was on the board of Deutsche Post following its acquisition of Exel plc in December 2005, where he had been chief executive since September 1994.

Martin Scicluna – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Martin was appointed as senior independent director in 2015, having joined the Board as non-executive director in 2013. Martin is also chairman of the audit committee. He is currently chairman of the RSA Insurance Group plc and Great Portland Estates plc. He served as a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Lloyds Banking Group from 2008 to 2013 and was a member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this, he was chairman of Deloitte LLP in the UK for 12 years to May 2007, having been a member of the Deloitte board from 1990 to 2007. He also has international experience as a member of the board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for nine years. Additionally, he was audit partner at Deloitte for 26 years and has experience in serving boards and audit committees of FTSE 100 companies as lead partner.

Karen Richardson – Independent Non-Executive Director

Karen Richardson was appointed as independent non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees in July 2016. Karen has held a range of senior sales and marketing roles in technology companies, including Collabra Software Inc. between 1992 and 1994, Netscape Communications Corp between 1994 and 1998, and Epiphany Inc. between 1998 and 2006, where she was Chief Executive Officer from 2003. Her experience includes global multinationals and Silicon Valley startups and she is currently a non-executive director of BT Group plc. Karen is a former adviser to Silver Lake Partners and in the past five years has also served on a number of corporate boards including, i2 Holdings, VirtuO2, Proofpoint and Hi5 Networks.

Deanna Oppenheimer – Non-Executive Director

Deanna Oppenheimer was appointed as non-executive director in 2016 and is chair of the risk committee. Deanna is founder of CameoWorks LLC, a retail and financial services advisory firm. Previously, she served in a number of roles at Barclays PLC, first as chief executive of UK Retail and Business Banking and then as vice chair of Global Retail Banking. Prior to Barclays Deanna worked from 1985 to 2005 at Washington Mutual, Inc. She was marketing director and, later, president of Consumer Banking, where she helped transform the lender from a regional to a national player. Deanna currently holds non-executive director roles on the Boards of Tesco PLC, Tesco Bank, NCR Corporation, AXA Group, the Joshua Green Corporation, and Brooks Sports. Additionally, she is a senior advisor to Bain & Company.

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