Joanne Dewar is Chief Executive Officer of Global Processing Services (GPS), the trusted and proven go-to payments processing partner for today’s leading challenger brands, including Revolut, Starling Bank and Curve.
Since joining the company in 2013, Joanne has spearheaded the transformation of GPS from start-up to private equity-backed scale-up, cementing the business’ position as the bedrock of the fintech ecosystem, as it continues to accelerate the delivery of better financial experiences for every customer.
Under Joanne’s stewardship and with the support of various virtual trade missions and fintech bridges, GPS successfully launched in the APAC market in 2019, opening its APAC HQ in Singapore and an office in Sydney, and supporting a growing number of high-profile clients including WeLab Bank, Razer Fintech and Xinja. GPS was also selected by the UK Department for International Trade to become an Export Champion and part of a prestigious cohort of companies who have successfully sold overseas, and are prepared to share their time and experience to encourage more companies to export.
GPS was also invited by HM Treasury to participate in an independent strategic review of the UK Fintech Sector, which explores how the fintech industry, regulators and policymakers can work together to ensure the continued success of UK-based fintechs. Joanne contributes to the review’s ‘international attractiveness’ workstream, in line with GPS’ mission of ‘scaling sensibly’ through focused and sustainable regional capabilities.
Joanne is a recognised leader and influencer in the payments industry, having been selected as one of the top 25 fintech CEOS in Europe for 2020, alongside leaders from Klarna, TransferWise and Funding Circle, and was one of just two women on the 2019 Payments Power 10 list, which recognises payments industry leaders with an ongoing commitment to pushing boundaries in the payments sector.