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About the Emerging Payments Association

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), established in 2008, sets out to make payments work for everyone. To achieve this, it runs a comprehensive programme of activities for members with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of 15 payments CEOs. 

These activities include a programme of digital and (when possible) face-to-face events including an online annual conference and broadcast awards dinner, numerous briefings and webinars, CEO Round Tables, and networking and training activities. The EPA also runs six stakeholder working groups.

More than 100 volunteers collaborate on the important challenges facing our industry today, such as financial inclusion, recovering from Covid-19, financial crime, regulation, access to banking and promoting the UK globally. The EPA also produces research papers and reports to shed light on the big issues of the day and works closely with industry stakeholders such as the Bank of England, the FCA, HM Treasury, the Payment Systems Regulator, Pay.UK, UK Finance and Innovate Finance.

The EPA has over 130 members that employ over 300,000 staff and process more than £7tn annually. Its members come from across the payments value chain including payments schemes, banks and issuers, merchant acquirers, PSPs, retailers, TPPs and more. These companies have come together to join our community, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice.

The EPA collaborates with its licensees at EPA EU and EPA Asia to create an interconnected global network of people passionate about making payments work for all.

Meet the Team

David Hunter

Executive Chairman

Tony Craddock

Director General

Ben Agnew

Chief Executive Officer

Tory Batten

Company Secretary

Keri Farrell

Commercial Director

Sophia de Francesco

Head of Content

Maria Stavrou

Head of Operations

Julia Hearn

Head of Marketing

Sophie Boissier

Head of Member Engagement

Tom McCormick

Head of Sales

Tom Brewin

Projects Manager

Riccardo Tordera

Senior Policy Manager

Gavin Geddes

Business Development Manager

Calum Stephens

Member Engagement Executive

Emily Beard

Senior Operations Executive

Malik Smith

Executive Assistant to Director General, CEO & Commercial Director

Sarah Daykin

Events and Projects Assistant

Alicia Evangelio

Marketing Assistant

Isabelle Smith

Marketing Assistant