EPA Advisory Team​

The Emerging Payments Association is managed by its senior leadership team and receives guidance and steering from the EPA Advisory Board. The EPA Advisory Board is composed of 14 highly effective CEOs from leading payments companies who all have a desire to change the payments industry and create a profitable, sustainable payments ecosystem..

Advisory Board members are nominated and elected to the board based upon their ability to lead and influence the payments industry. Members of the Advisory Board are both nominated and voted on by the members of the EPA and serve a term of three years.

  • Attend all Advisory Board meetings throughout the year
  • Contribute ideas and views relating to the strategy and priorities of the group
  • Contribute content and input to papers produced for regulators, press releases, case studies
  • Work diligently together outside meetings on agreed projects, and if appropriate, mentor one of the EPA’s eight projects
  • Introduce new prospective members to join the EPA
  • Use their Advisory Board membership to endorse their company’s brand
  • Talk positively about the work done by the industry and the group
  • Provide guidance when required to EPA members

Andrea Dunlop

Chair, EPA Advisory Board

CEO Merchant Acquiring Europe, Paysafe

John Davies

Deputy Chair,

EPA Advisory Board CEO, The Just Loans Group

Myles Stephenson

Deputy Chair, EPA Advisory

Board Chief Executive, Modulr

Alan King

Group President FleetCor

Angela Yore

Managing Director, SkyParlour

Anna Tsyupko

CEO, Paybase

Anne Pieckielon

Independent

Jeremy Nicholds

CEO, Judopay

Huw Davies

Independent Consultant

Muhammad Asim

Co-Founder and CEO, MarqMillions

Marion King

Director of Payments NatWest

Monica Eaton-Cardone

CIO & Co-founder, The Chargeback Company

Neil Harris

CCO, Global Processing Services

Scott Abrahams

Senior Vice President, Mastercard

Tessa Unsworth

CCO, PrePay Solutions

Andrea Dunlop

Andrea Dunlop is the CEO of Card Solutions and Acquiring at Paysafe, leading and developing these businesses as the Paysafe Group onto the FTSE, and the Chair of the EPA Advisory Board. With over 23 years’ experience in the financial sector, she has in-depth knowledge across many aspects of payments from Acquiring, Issuing and Mobile solutions.

John Davies

As the founder of The Just Loans Group PLC, John Davies is focused on helping to bridge the funding gap that has restricted the growth of British industry.
His experiences led to the creation of Kompli-Global to provide ‘Gold Standard’ support for a broad range of companies/industries needing to meet the significantly enhanced compliance requirements that the imminent implementation of the EU 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive will introduce (in June this year).

Myles Stephenson

Myles Stephenson is currently the Chief Executive of Modulr, an API driven business payments platform delivering easy access to Faster Payments and superior control and operational efficiency to our clients. Myles is an Experienced Payments Executive & Entrepreneur, having been Managing Director for WEX Europe, Board Director for WEX Europe Services, and co-founder of CorporatePay, a leading provider of commercial prepaid solutions. Myles started his career with Marks and Spencer Plc.

Alan King

For the last 2 years or so, Alan has been driving change at FleetCor, traditionally known for fuel-card payment products and systems, but is a large and growing force in commercial payments across the world. In the last year, FleetCor in the UK, under its subsidiary Allstar brand, launched the first dual application payment card for businesses, combining all the unique data-driven benefits of a fuel-card with controlled access to the Visa network for other business expenses.

Angela Yore

As the Managing Director of SkyParlour Communications, it has been Angela Yore’s great pleasure to play an active role in the EPA, leading ‘Project Media’ with her mentor Currencycloud CEO Mike Laven. By offering SkyParlour’s support as the EPA’s dedicated PR Agency, its reputation has been raised in the media. ‘Project Women in PayTech’ embodies a group of amazing people supporting each other to aim higher and strive for diversity in the boardroom.

Anna Tsyupko

Cambridge and Oxford graduate Anna Tsyupko is the CEO and co-founder of Paybase. She manages the overall direction and strategy of the company, working closely with clients and suppliers whilst overseeing all aspects of the business. With Paybase, Anna is fundamentally changing the old guard of B2B payments. She’s created a challenger brand that creates a space for payments to become a value add to businesses – not simply an afterthought. Under Anna’s stewardship, Paybase has received consistent acclaim for its work disrupting the FinTech industry.

Anne Pieckielon

Anne has a previous track record of 14 years in leadership at Bacs, and with the wider EPA community as an Advisory Board member, with a unique perspective on a range of industry challenges faced by the Fintech ecosystem and constantly looks to challenge the traditional payments model across a range of services. At Bacs Anne steered the strategy and product development of the UK’s retail payment products and services such as Direct Debit, Direct Credit, Current Account Switch Service and Cash ISA switching services.

Jeremy Nicholds

Jeremy Nicholds, has been at the forefront of payments for over 25 years, leading teams across Visa and Mastercard as well as in a number of NED positions. Currently CEO of the leading mobile payments solution, Judopay, he’s helping companies across multiple sectors to serve their customers with a better way to pay.

Huw Davies

An experienced executive with a successful track record of building payments businesses and delivering transformational growth.
Payments | Open Banking | Fintech | Strategy | Commercial Delivery

Muhammad Asim

Muhammad Asim is one of the most dynamic and enthusiastic young entrepreneurs in UK FinTech. He is a CEO, a thought-leader, and a keynote speaker. At just 30-years-old, he is the CEO and Founder of Marq Millions, a FinTech organisation that has attracted global unicorn investment. Marq Millions’ core product is Arro Money. Arro provides quick sign-up payment accounts to communities excluded from everyday UK high street banking services.

Marion King

Marion has extensive experience across the financial services industry. As Director of Payments for NatWest Marion is responsible for setting the payment strategy. Her remit is wide and includes NatWest payment architecture, operations and innovation. She joined NatWest in January 2015 from MasterCard where she was the President of the UK & Ireland markets, and responsible for the end-to-end business.

Monica Eaton-Cardone

Monica Eaton-Cardone is the co-founder and CIO of Global Risk Technologies, the parent company of the United States-based Chargebacks911. Ms. Eaton-Cardone is universally recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent thought-leaders, and her ground-breaking business solutions has earned her numerous awards, distinctions and special recognitions, including “Global Leader of the Year,” “Female Executive of the Year,” and “Innovator of the Year.”

Neil Harris

Neil Harris is the Chief Commercial Officer at Global Processing Services (GPS), an industry-leading issuer processor that provides payment technology and alternative banking solutions to programme managers, acquirers and some of the largest Fintechs and ‘next generation’ banks globally. As Chair of the Financial Inclusion Committee at the EPA, Neil is part of the leading taskforce that has been created in developing a new industry kitemark for tackling the issue with financial inclusion.

Scott Abrahams

Scott has both personally and through MasterCard been a very active participant and supporter of the EPA and its aims and objectives. Within MasterCard, Scott span many areas of payments in the UK and Ireland but also provide a global outlook through his many relationships inside and outside of MasterCard. He is passionate about the industry and his role within it. He believes he can bring new insight, thinking and approaches, both personally and on behalf of MasterCard, to the advisory board.

Tessa Unsworth

Tessa joined PrePay Solutions in 2004, and have since played an integral part in PrePay Solutions’ partnerships with a number of key, long standing clients. She has been in and around the EPA over the last 10 years and also work closely with industry bodies that work with Retailers. She has been an active member of the Women in Paytech board, organising speaker training for over 50 women, representing the industry in European women events and formulate a mission statement for the group.