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

Suresh Vaghjiani
Suresh Vaghjiani

CLOWD9

CEO & Founder
Sendi Young 
Sendi Young 

Ripple

Managing Director, Europe
Otto Benz
Otto Benz

Payments Director

Nationwide Building Society
Lee McNabb
Lee McNabb

Natwest Payments

Head of Payment Strategy & Research
Flavia Alzetta
Flavia Alzetta

British Mountaineering Council

Independent
Kirsten Trusko
Kirsten Trusko

IRC Advisory

CEO
Paul	Horlock
Paul Horlock

Santander UK

Chief Payments Officer
Ricky Knox
Ricky Knox

ForMore

Founder and Chairman
Nathalie Oestmann
Nathalie Oestmann

Outlier Ventures

COO
Mark Sherwood-Edwards
Mark Sherwood-Edwards

Clearview Legal

Founder
Kai Zhang
Kai Zhang

K&L Gates LLP

Special Counsel
Andrew Churchill
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 Bronks
Charlie Bronks

Crown Agents Bank

SVP Head of ESG
Charles Radclyffe
Charles Radclyffe

EthicsGrade

Partner
Alison Donnelly
Alison Donnelly

fscom

Director
Emily Baum
Emily Baum

Emily Baum Consulting

Managing Director
Judith Rinearson
Judith Rinearson

K&L Gates

Partner
Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer
Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer

Payments Expert
John Schratz
John Schratz

Eclipse Enterprise Consulting

Managing Director
Raymond Brash
Raymond Brash

PPS

CEO and Chairman
Teresa Connors
Teresa Connors

Payment Matters

Managing Director
Michael Walters
Michael Walters

Form3 Financial Cloud

Chief Product Officer
Mike Chambers
Mike Chambers

Northey Point

EPA Ambassador and Director
Nikki Evans
Nikki Evans

EML

CEO EMEA
Ravindra Meshram
Ravindra Meshram

Co-founder - Talendeur Ltd.

Director – Strategic Alliances, Open Banking Excellence (OBE)
Terrie Smith
Terrie Smith

DigiSEq

CEO
Matteo Dessi
Matteo Dessi

FN1X

Director and Founder
Joanne Dewar
Joanne Dewar

Global Processing Services (GPS)

Vice Chair
Jill Docherty
Jill Docherty

Nium

Vice President, Customer Success, EMEA
Jason Butcher
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 Zachariasdis
Markos Zachariasdis

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

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

Sagard, Portage Ventures

Principal
Samer Soliman
Samer Soliman

Arab Financial Services (AFS)

Chief Executive Officer
Warren Russell
Warren Russell

W2

Founder & CEO
Stephen Quinn
Stephen Quinn

Payments leader and Innovator
David Parker
David Parker

Polymath Consulting

Director
Michael Maier
Michael Maier

HBL Bank, Pakistan

CTO, Member of the Excom
Julian Little
Julian Little

Verrency / TicknPay

Commercial Director MENA Verrency, Fintech Consultant, Co-founder of TicknPay
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee

PHOS

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Angelina Kouznetsova
Angelina Kouznetsova

Deloitte

Partner
Richard Jones
Richard Jones

Eversheds Sutherland

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

Advisor & Consultant

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

Journolink

Director
Kamran Hedjri
Kamran Hedjri

PXP Financial

Founder and Board Member
Brian Dunne
Brian Dunne

Giftcard Consulting

Managing Director
Janusz Diemko
Janusz Diemko

Apipay/ Xelopay

Strategic Advisor Payments Consultant and CEO
Salim Dhanani
Salim Dhanani

BigPay

CEO & Co-Founder
Nilixa Devlukia
Nilixa Devlukia

Payments Solved

Founder
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
Alistair Brown
Alistair Brown

EPAM

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

15Mb Ltd

Director
Paul Bartholomew–Keen
Paul Bartholomew–Keen

Elavon Europe

Head of Strategic Relationships