Company: Vocalink
Position: Product Director

 

Jim Wadsworth

With more than 20 years’ experience in the constantly-evolving payments industry, I have run businesses for market leaders such as NatWest, Barclaycard, JP Morgan and Vodafone. I have also led start-ups such as Simpay. I have a passion for and a track record in successfully building, launching and managing innovative payments products and services.

I joined Vocalink in 2012 as I saw the huge potential of bank account to bank account payment rails. Since then I have led the company’s core UK business, and in parallel have also led the development of innovative propositions across areas such as alternative payments (mobile, digital), payments systems access (PayPort), and data insights (Vocalink Analytics). Vocalink has recently become part of the Mastercard family, which makes for an unparalleled combination of capabilities.

Over the two decades I have been involved in payments, I have also regularly contributed to cross-industry initiatives, for example as a former board member of the Prepaid International Forum, and through participation in industry working groups. It is an industry which I love, and it is one which never stands still. As such I am really excited about the EPA advisory board opportunity, and see it as an great opportunity both to leverage my experience to help the industry as a whole further to progress and develop, and as a way to ‘pay something back’.