Judging Panel

We have brought together a broad spectrum of independent experts, who either specialise in a particular field, or who have experience and insight into different aspects of the industry. A selection of the judges will review and score all the qualifying entries and compile a short-list and an overall winner from each category.

All judges of the Emerging Payment Awards are bound by a Code of Conduct covering confidentiality, conflicts of interest and contact with entrants. The judges’ decision is final and there will be no opportunity for appeal, discussion or correspondence.

The judges will rely exclusively on the information provided by the Award entrant. Our judges will be looking to see how the programme/product has been a success against the objectives, taking into account how it stands out from the rest of the market. Entries will also be judged on creativity and how clear and concise the entry is. Judges will also have the right to make nominations, except those in any way connected with their own organisation, that they believe are relevant and missing from the available judging selection.

Scott Abrahams
Scott Abrahams
SVP Business Development UK and Ireland

Mastercard

Paul Bartholomew–Keen
Paul Bartholomew–Keen
Strategic Commercial Partnerships (Europe)

Elavon Merchant Services

Alistair Brown
Alistair Brown
Global Head of Payments

EPAM

Francesco Burelli
Francesco Burelli
Partner

Arkwright

John Chaplin
John Chaplin
Chair of Judges

Emerging Payments Awards

Rebecca Clements
Rebecca Clements
Director of Payments

UK Finance

Robert Courtneidge
Robert Courtneidge
Independent Industry Advisor

Thibault de Barsy
Thibault de Barsy
Vice-Chairman & General Manager

Emerging Payments Association EU

Nilixa Devlukia
Nilixa Devlukia
Founder

Payments Solved

Salim Dhanani
Salim Dhanani
COO & Co-Founder

BigPay

Janusz Diemko
Janusz Diemko
Strategic Advisor Payments Consultant

Brian Dunne
Brian Dunne
Managing Director

Giftcard Consulting

Dimitrios Fountas
Dimitrios Fountas
Client Director

University of London

David G.W Birch
David G.W Birch
Director

15Mb Ltd.

Jessica Hardy
Jessica Hardy
Assistant Director

Dunedin

Kamran Hedjri
Kamran Hedjri
Board Member

PXP Financial

Nick Hewett
Nick Hewett
Investment Manager

Fidelio Capital

Peter Ibbetson
Peter Ibbetson
Director

Journolink Limited

Neira Jones
Neira Jones
Advisor

Payments, Digital Innovation, Fintech, Information Security, Regtech, Fraud, NED

Richard Jones
Richard Jones
Partner | Head of Payment Services - Europe

Eversheds Sutherland

Hugh Kingdon
Hugh Kingdon
Fintech expert and Advisor

Nicola Koronka
Nicola Koronka
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Missive

Angelina Kouznetsova
Angelina Kouznetsova
Partner

Deloitte

Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee
Head of Technical Partnerships

PHOS

Julian Little
Julian Little
Commercial Director MENA Verrency, Fintech Consultant, Cofounder TicknPay

Michael Maier
Michael Maier
Member of the Board

Fidor Solutions AG

Claire Maslen
Claire Maslen
Chief Marketing Officer

Consult Hyperion

Mark McMurtrie
Mark McMurtrie
Director

Payments Consultancy Ltd

David Parker
David Parker
Director

Polymath Consulting

Anne Pieckielon
Anne Pieckielon
CEO

The Inclusion Foundation CIC

Timothy Poole
Timothy Poole
International Trade Adviser

Department for International Trade

Stephen Quinn
Stephen Quinn
Experienced payment professional

Simonetta Rigo
Simonetta Rigo
CMO, board member and start-up mentor

Warren Russell
Warren Russell
Founder & CEO

W2

John Ryan
John Ryan
Director General

EPA Asia

Julian Sawyer
Julian Sawyer
European Managing Director

Gemini

Samer Soliman
Samer Soliman
Managing Director – Middle East

Network International

Juliette Souliman
Juliette Souliman
Chief Commercial Officer

Cred Investments

Rachelle St Ledger
Rachelle St Ledger
CEO - Australia

EML

Michael Walters
Michael Walters
Advisor, Entrepreneur and Non-Executive Director Specialising in Cards and Payments

Markos Zachariasdis
Markos Zachariasdis
Greensill Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Full Professor of Information Systems

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester