The 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 PAY360 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.

Our 2023 Judges

Laura McCracken
Laura McCracken

Accenture

Head Judge - Global eCommerce & Payments Industry Lead
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Tracey Davies

Money 20/20

Global President
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Tribh Grewal

Discover Global Network

Head of AltPay, Fintech and Commercial Solutions
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Gregory Dellas

ecommbx

Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer
Samantha Emery
Samantha Emery

Lloyds Banking Group

Payments Industry & Development Director
Chryssi Chorafa
Chryssi Chorafa

Starlix

FinTech Entrepreneur
Miranda McClean
Miranda McClean

Banking Circle Group

Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer
Paul Stoddart
Paul Stoddart

GoCardless

President
James Allan
James Allan

HSBC

CEO & Founder, New Venture
Elkhan Nasibov
Elkhan Nasibov

Guava Pay

Director
John Sellers
John Sellers

Independent Advisor
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Laurence Krieger

Ezdihar Fintech

CEO
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Peter Harmston

KPMG in the UK

Partner & Head of Financial Services Payments Consulting
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Aoife Hurley

PPS

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Natalia Adan Munoz

Aleph Group

Global SMB Partnerships Director
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Darren Deal

Mastercard

Senior Vice President - Fintech, Government & Digital Partnerships, UKI.
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Suresh Vaghjiani

CLOWD9

CEO & Founder
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Sendi Young 

Ripple

Managing Director, Europe
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Otto Benz

Payments Director

Nationwide Building Society
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Lee McNabb

Natwest Payments

Head of Payment Strategy & Research
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Flavia Alzetta

CEO, NED, Advisor
Kirsten Trusko
Kirsten Trusko

IRC Advisory

CEO
Paul Horlock x500
Paul Horlock

Santander UK

Chief Payments Officer
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Ricky Knox

ForMore

Founder and Chairman
nathalie oestmann
Nathalie Oestmann

Outlier Ventures

COO
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Mark Sherwood-Edwards

Clearview Legal

Founder
kai zhang
Kai Zhang

K&L Gates LLP

Special Counsel
andrew churchill x500
Andrew Churchill

Technology Strategy

Security Consultant and Researcher
Joanna Levesque
Joanna Levesque

Manifesto Growth Architects

Partner
Jane Jee
Jane Jee

Lead for Project Financial Crime, The Payments Association

Fellow of the International Compliance Association
Charlie Brookes
Charlie Bronks

Crown Agents Bank

SVP Head of ESG
Charles Radclyffe
Charles Radclyffe

EthicsGrade

CEO
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Alison Donnelly

fscom

Director
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Emily Baum

Emily Baum Consulting

Managing Director
Judith Rinearson
Judith Rinearson

K&L Gates

Partner
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Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer

Payments Expert
John Schratz
John Schratz

Eclipse Enterprise Consulting

Managing Director
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Raymond Brash

Sesanti Pay

CEO/CFO/COO/Payment Expert
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Teresa Connors

Payment Matters

Managing Director
Michael Walters
Michael Walters

Paynet Malaysia

Board Director
Mike Chambers
Mike Chambers

Northey Point

EPA Ambassador and Director
Nikki Evans
Nikki Evans

EML

CEO EMEA
Ravindra Meshram
Ravindra Meshram

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Alliance and Partnership Development
Terrie Smith
Terrie Smith

DigiSEq

CEO
Matteo Dessi
Matteo Dessi

FN1X

Director and Founder
Joanne Dewar
Joanne Dewar

The Payments Association

Project ESG Lead
Jill Docherty
Jill Docherty

Nium

Vice President, Customer Success, EMEA
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Jason Butcher

Parallel Payments

Founder
Camilla Bullock
Camilla Bullock

Emerging Payments Association Asia

CEO
Anna Maj
Anna Maj

Truffle Capital

Senior Lecturer CFTE, FinTech Leader, Senior Advisor
Mark McMurtrie
Mark McMurtrie

Payments Consultancy Ltd

Director
Markos Z
Markos Zachariasdis

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Greensill Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Full Professor of Information Systems
Juliette Souliman round
Juliette Souliman

Sagard, Portage Ventures

Principal
Samer Soliman
Samer Soliman

Arab Financial Services (AFS)

Chief Executive Officer
Warren Russell
Warren Russell

W2

Founder & CEO
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Stephen Quinn

Payments leader and Innovator
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David Parker

Polymath Consulting

Director
Michael-Maier
Michael Maier

HBL Bank, Pakistan

CTO, Member of the Excom
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Julian Little

Tamam Finance

Head of Strategy and Product
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee

PHOS

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Angelina-K
Angelina Kouznetsova

Deloitte

Partner
Richard Jones
Richard Jones

Eversheds Sutherland

Partner | Head of Payment Services - Europe
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Neira Jones

Advisor & Consultant

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

Journolink

Director
Kamran Hedjri
Kamran Hedjri

PXP Financial

Founder and Board Member
Brian Dunne
Brian Dunne

Giftcard Consulting

Managing Director
Janusz
Janusz Diemko

Apipay/ Xelopay

Strategic Advisor Payments Consultant and CEO
Salim
Salim Dhanani

Pave Bank

CEO & Co-Founder
Nilixa 400x400
Nilixa Devlukia

Payments Solved

CEO
Thibault-de-Barsy
Thibault de Barsy

The Payments Association EU

Vice-Chairman & General Manager
Robert Courtneidge
Robert Courtneidge

Independent Industry Advisor
Francesco-Burelli
Francesco Burelli

Arkwright Consulting

Partner
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Alistair Brown

EPAM

Global Head of Payments
Dave-Birch
David G.W Birch

15Mb Ltd

Director
Paul Bartholomew
Paul Bartholomew–Keen

Financial Services Innovator and Payments Leader