VocaLink boosts strategy and business development with new trio
VocaLink, the international payment provider, has made three senior appointments in its strategy & business development division. Nick Millar joins as strategy and customer insight director, Jim Wadsworth as product development director and Phil Harrison as commercial director, alternative payments. The new hires report to Paul Stoddart, managing director of strategy & business development.
Millar joins from Visa Europe, where he was head of strategy. In his new role, he will develop VocaLink’s corporate strategy to maximise the value of core infrastructure capabilities and support emerging payment models. His previous roles including head of strategy for Standard Chartered Bank’s Global Consumer Banking arm and a period as a consultant for AT Kearney in Singapore and London.
Wadsworth was previously with Accourt, where he led its mobile and digital payments practice. He will be responsible for identifying and delivering new product and service opportunities and will also play a role in VocaLink’s Alternative Payments programme. He has also held senior roles at Barclaycard, JP Morgan, Vodafone and Simpay.
Harrison comes from Clairmail Mobile Solutions (now Monitise) where he was managing director for EMEA. In a 25-year career in retail banking and payment technologies he has worked at Visa, ACI, Accenture, Western Union Bank and Advanced Payment Solutions. His role at VocaLink is to engage with banks to promote its Alternative Payments initiative.