We offer our clients insights from some of the sharpest minds in the paytech industry. Senior members of our team are regular speakers at industry events and participants in payment innovation bodies including leadership roles on the elected Board of Emerging Payments Association.
    This strong industry profile and track record of success earned us the privilege of being chosen by the UK government to represent leading edge payments technology, for example, as part of an international trade delegation and invitations to speak at and participate in panels at principal fintech and payments conferences around the world.

    Meet our executive team:

    Joanne Dewar

    Chief Executive Officer
    Board Member

    Since joining GPS in 2014 Joanne has contributed significantly to the overall success of the business to date through reinforcing of foundations of our people, processes and technology to support the sustained rapid growth.

    With her in-depth knowledge of our company, our culture and our capabilities, Joanne is well positioned to drive the necessary ongoing change within GPS to ensure its continued success. Prior to GPS, Joanne had a successful career in management consulting, specialising in complex multinational transformation programmes for FTSE 100 companies.

    Richard GPS

    Richard Hodgson

    Chief Financial Officer

    Richard is responsible for scaling the GPS Finance function as it expands geographically, bringing more customers onto the GPS platform.

    A qualified accountant, Richard brings with him over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, and FMCG. Prior to joining GPS, Richard held senior positions at XE.com, HiFX, Travelex, and GlaxoSmithKline.

    Neil Harris

    Chief Commercial Officer

    With over 14 years of experience in the payments industry, Neil’s key focus has been on driving positive change within the payments industry, initiating collaboration between influential peers to support financial inclusion initiatives and building customer success by delivering added value through his extensive knowledge of the payment space and emerging technologies. Neil also is Chair of the Financial Inclusion Committee at the EPA.

    Lisa Grahame

    Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

    Lisa leads the risk management and compliance organisation at GPS, and is responsible for the development and implementation of its risk management approach. This includes oversight of GPS’ spectrum of risk activities, including its core operational model, compliance, conduct, legal, and reputation risk, with controls and governance established for each area as appropriate.

    Prior to joining GPS, Lisa spent 17 years working in Information Technology and Security across financial services and electronic test and measurement, with roles at J.P. Morgan and Agilent Technologies.

    Matt Clare

    Chief Operating Officer

    Matt is responsible for driving performance and operational improvements as well as business innovation. With 20 years of experience in financial services in the UK, France and EMEA wide roles, Matt has led several successful restructures of operations and processes. He has gained a wide experience in Operational leadership, Client Relationship Management and Project management.

    Prior to his career at GPS, he has worked companies such as First Data, GE Capital and held senior leadership positions such as Senior Vice President at Citi. Matt is highly recognised for his extensive expertise in Operations, Customer Service and Client Relationship.

    Shaun Puckrin

    Chief Product Officer

    Shaun is responsible for setting the product strategy and roadmap at GPS in his role as Chief Product Officer, ensuring that these align with the company’s overall commercial strategy of providing the most reliable and feature-rich platform to GPS customers worldwide. With more than 20 years’ experience in payments, mobile and fintech, Shaun has a track record of developing award-winning B2B and B2C products whilst in senior product and technology positions at Worldpay, Nested, Monitise, and Symbian.

    Jerome Gudgeon

    Chief Technology Officer

    Jerome spearheads the technology strategy and delivery for the business, which includes overall responsibility for the development and day-to-day technology operations of the GPS Apex platform. Having held senior technology and leadership positions at American Express, TD Bank, Fidelity and a Swiss Private Bank, Jerome brings more than 25 years’ experience in payments, investments and banking technology. Alongside this, he also founded two fintech start-ups in payments and investments.

    Paul Hansford

    Chief Technology Officer – Platform

    Paul has over a decade of expertise in software and coding development, his role at GPS entails working closely with the Infrastructure, Production Support and Security teams at GPS to share his expertise and knowledge with the wider teams to ensure performance is at its highest and that it benefits everyone across the teams.

    Working within the payments sector has enabled Paul to gain a greater understanding of the flow of data to Issuing Banks and how that information can be processed. At GPS he leads teams that focus on providing innovative solutions that allow creative ideas to be realised in a sector that is notoriously hard to enter.

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