Here comes the judge

Absolutely delighted to have been asked to be a judge for the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards for 2019. This year there are 42 awards across ten categories so if you been doing something cool with mobile (especially something cool with digital money or digital identity) then head on over the awards side and enter now!

GSMA GLOMOAwards 2019

European Women Payments Network

Very flattered to be invited along to the European Women Payments Network annual event in Amsterdam as one of the “male allies”. Here I am with Sophie Wawro from Money2020 (who will be sponsoring the event next year and making it part of Money2020 Europe) presenting the “Pink Chip” award. The award recognises a company that has created a culture that helps women to advance at all levels in the organisation. Sophie got to open the envelope and announce “the winner is… PaySafe!” and we presented the award to Andrea Dunlop and her team.


Emerging Payments Award

I was surprised (to say the least), greatly honoured and immensely proud to be chosen as Industry Contributor of the Year Award at the Emerging Payments Awards for 2018 in London this week (gallery). As I said in my (very short) acceptance speech, the reason I had the honour to recieve the award was that I work with great, great people. They make me think, and I can offer no higher praise than that. Here I am with Jon Chaplin, chair of the judging panel, and the actor Stephen Mangan (who, I have to say, was an excellent host of the event).


Here’s a short video with interviews with the award winners (including me!)