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Marion King Director of Payments at NatWest

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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.  In this role, she was responsible for growing the business and creating a world beyond cash through an innovative approach to everyday Payments, including emerging technologies such as contactless and mobile. Marion worked closely with both the European Council and the European Payments Council throughout her time at MasterCard.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Marion was the CEO of VocaLink, She held this role from 2002 and her leadership transformed VocaLink from a domestic back-office Payments supplier (BACS), to a commercial international transactions specialist offering multiple services. Marion built and delivered Faster Payments, merged the business with LINK ATM and ran the end-to-end business across the three schemes (BACS, Faster Payments and LINK).

Previously, Marion held global leadership roles in Reuters, spanning a 14 year period in Europe and Asia.  Her roles included Managing Director East Asia and Managing Director for Global FX Transaction Services.

Marion is a Trustee of the MS Society and a non-executive director of VocaLink. She is a member of the Payments20 Board and on the Payments Board of UK Finance. She previously held non-executive roles with the Low Carbon Contracts Company, a government owned organization playing a key role in delivering Electricity Market Reform; Fastmarkets Ltd and Women in Banking and Finance. She is a Freeman of the City of London.


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