Biography

Paul Stoddart

Paul Stoddart

Deputy CEO, VocaLink

Paul joined VocaLink in June 2012 as Managing Director of Strategy & Business Development, where he was accountable for Corporate Strategy, M&A, Product Development and Marketing. With expertise across strategy, corporate finance and payments, Paul has been instrumental in ensuring that VocaLink delivers on its vision to shape the global payments landscape.

In January 2017 he was announced as Deputy CEO - a role which will see him play an even stronger part in ensuring that innovation continues to thrive at VocaLink and across the wider payments ecosystem. His experience makes him perfectly placed to take VocaLink’s expertise and capabilities onto the international stage. 

In a career that has spanned 20 years in financial services, Paul has enjoyed a variety of senior roles across the industry. Prior to VocaLink, Paul worked for Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance and Loyalty.

Paul started his career at NatWest and spent 12 years in the RBS Group in Corporate Development and Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay and led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies. 

Outside of VocaLink, Paul has held several Non-Executive Director roles most recently for Invitation Digital, the UK's leading digital voucher and gifting business now majority owned by Vodafone Group, and currently LoyalZoo a leading digital loyalty solution for merchants.

With a passion for innovation and an instinct for efficiency, Paul strives to push the boundaries of what’s possible in payments, leading an expert team as they design and deliver payment technology for the next generation.

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