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Tuesday 19 February 2019



Written by Chris Lemmon

The New Payment System Operator (NPSO) has announced the appointments of Matthew Hunt as chief operating officer, and Jenny Crawford as chief people officer. Hunt joins from the Bank of England, where he has worked since 2006, covering a variety of operational and payments leadership roles – most recently COO for monetary policy.

Crawford is currently deputy CEO of UK Payments Administration, and has worked there for eight years. She has over 20 years’ experience in HR and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Paul Horlock, CEO of the NPSO, said: “Matthew and Jenny will be invaluable as we work to ensure that this country’s payments infrastructure remains world-class whilst also having the capability to develop and advance the NPSO for the benefit of the UK as a whole.”

Christophe Bonnefoux has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief data officer at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Bonnefoux will be responsible for data management, including determining the strategic direction of data integrity and quality, defining the data quality management framework, and promoting and leveraging the usage of data management tools. Before joining BNPP AM, he worked for Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and Accenture Digital, where he advised management committees on their data and business analytics strategies.

Fabrice Silberzan, chief operating officer at BNP Paribas AM, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Christophe Bonnefoux to BNP Paribas Asset Management. The creation of this new role is a key step in our ambitious data management plan, which will benefit our clients, along with other initiatives in the areas of artificial intelligence and digital development.”

Mastercard has announced the appointment of JoAnn Stonier as chief data officer. In the newly created role, Stonier will oversee the curation, maintenance and management of the company’s data assets. Stonier previously served as the company’s chief information governance and chief privacy officer.

Kevin Stanton, chief services officer at Mastercard, said: “JoAnn’s privacy background coupled with her extensive experience understanding how our data flows and powers our business makes her the ideal candidate to take our company forward. Her appointment reflects a thoughtful approach to this new position and to our data innovation overall.”

Zopa has announced the appointment of three new hires to its executive team. Phillip Dransfield will join the firm as chief risk officer, Steve Hulme as chief finance officer and Clare Gambardella as chief customer officer. The news comes as the company moves towards launching its next generation banking platform.

Jaidev Janardana, Zopa’s CEO, comments: “Last year was another stellar year for the growth and development of Zopa and our team continues to go from strength to strength in 2018 at what is a hugely exciting time for the business. We’re delighted to have three high profile and exceptionally talented people join the business. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage and these additions further strengthen our position.”

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the post trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has named Timothy Lind as managing director of the company’s data services. Lind, who previously worked as global head of financial regulatory solutions at Thomson Reuters, will be responsible for guiding the firm’s data businesses, including services that leverage the data derived from the DTCC’s processing platforms.

Commenting on the appointment, Lind said: “I’m excited to partner with my colleagues and the industry to identify innovative ways to increase the value of DTCC’s data offerings to enable compliance with regulatory requirements, optimize capital use and more effectively manage risk.”

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