John Chaplin is one of the most influential figures globally in retail payments. After successfully holding senior executive positions at both Visa and First Data for many years, he is now heavily involved in investing in payments. He is an adviser to Helios Investment Partners, the African private equity fund, and is a board director of their portfolio payments companies in West Africa and Egypt. He is Chairman of Global Processing Services, a Dunedin portfolio company, which is based in UK and he is also a Board director of a number of earlier stage fintech companies. He has advised national payment schemes and regulators in 5 continents on how their payments infrastructures should be developed. He is the organizer of the Global Payments Innovation Jury, a prestigious group of 70 industry leading CEOs, that convenes every 2 years to look at the state of innovation in the payments sector.