Tom has over 25 year’s global experience in the Investment Banking arena, gained within financial institutions, third party vendors and consultancies. Tom founded City Practitioners and focused on designing business and technical architecture, implementation of complex trading technologies and application management service, focusing on Murex.
Some time after the successful acquisition and integration of TCA Consulting, City Practitioners was sold in 2007. In late 2012 Tom merged Cowrie Financial, a specialist implementor of Murex technology and associated services, together with a specialist Market Data Services supplier into First Derivatives. Recent investments and advisory roles have been in the energy markets and a few specialist businesses including disruptive technologies such as blockchain, high performance in memory processing, cloud computing, SaaS and the application of such technologies.
Geoff Chapman has had a long and successful career as an executive in technology and financial services organisations, with a proven track record in building, restructuring and selling businesses, and of running technology, HR and regulatory and compliance functions. Since graduating from Cambridge in Mathematics, Geoff has worked at senior level in a number of financial information and trading companies including Reuters, Tullett Prebon and City Index Ltd.
He is in an investor in a number of early stage businesses. Current non-executive directorships include Chargepoint Services, which provides electric vehicle charging solutions and Ethex, which facilitates investment in social enterprises.
David is an expert in Capital Markets, Collateral and Securities Finance. An experienced technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and expertise in IT development, David began his career as a geophysicist working in oil exploration, where he gained experience in software engineering, as well as data acquisition and data processing techniques.
David previously worked at Calypso Technology, and at Rule Financial, where he was a Partner, founding, leading and expanding the Securities Finance business unit.
Kevin is a career banker with 35 years of experience, formally Global Head of Transaction Services for RBS; he has a strong external profile as an industry expert and speaker on global transaction banking, payments and treasury / funds business and regulatory issues. Kevin had direct involvement in the design / development of the UK’s Faster Payments service and became the inaugural Chairman of the UK Faster Payments Scheme in November 2011 (until 2013).
Kevin is undertaking a wider portfolio career deploying his extensive payment and fund industry knowledge and board experience in selected advisory and non-executive director roles both in the UK and internationally. He is currently a member of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Regulatory Decisions Committee; member of the UK Payment Systems Regulator Enforcement Decisions Committee; is a non-executive board member of the PhonePayPlus; non-executive Chairman of FundRock Management Company S.A., Luxembourg; and also serves as Senior Advisor - Global Payments for KPMG.
Maurice is CEO of Payments UK, after having joined the Payments Council in 2014. Most recently Maurice was at Barclays Bank (2011- 2014) where he was Global Head of Cash Management, Managing Director and a member of the Corporate Bank Exco with a co-head responsibility for all products. During his career Maurice has also held a number of positions within the industry including Chairman of the IBOS Association, Director of SWIFT UK, CHAPS and on the Payments Council Board (2008-1010).
Maurice started his banking career at Barclays retail bank in the late 1970’s. Three years later he joined The First National Bank of Chicago in London and over a 26 year tenure covered many areas of banking in securities, corporate trust, trade and cash management. During this time Maurice worked through the institutional mergers of First Chicago with NBD, Bank One and finally JP Morgan where, in 2004, he was appointed EMEA Market Manager with responsibility for international cash management services. In 2006 Maurice moved to Deutsche Bank where he was a Managing Director in the Global Transaction Bank, responsible for Cash Management Product Management for EMEA and developed the payments business within the euro area.