Paul Stoddart is president of New Payment Platforms for Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee.
In this role, he oversees the development and strategic integration of Mastercard’s real-time payments capabilities. Among these solutions are Vocalink’s account-based payments, cross-border payments, including the HomeSend joint venture, and Mastercard Send.
He also serves as executive chairman of Vocalink, a Mastercard company, having been its CEO for the previous two years.
Paul continually strives to push the boundaries of what’s possible in banking and payments, whilst recognizing the importance of performance and resilience in payment systems. In 2017, he was named chief executive officer of Vocalink following the company’s acquisition by Mastercard. Paul originally joined Vocalink as managing director, responsible for strategy, corporate development and product.
Prior to Vocalink, he was co-head of corporate finance at Barclaycard. Earlier in his career, Paul spent 12 years at RBS, where he held senior roles in Group Corporate Development, Global Transaction Services and the company’s Worldpay division.
Paul has held several non-executive director roles in UK fintech, most recently for Invitation Digital, the UK's leading digital voucher and gifting business, and currently LoyalZoo, a leading digital loyalty solution for small and medium-sized merchants. He also sits on the UK Government Department for International Trade Fintech Board.
Paul holds a Masters of Business Administration from GSM London and received a bachelor’s degree in finance, banking and insurance from Bangor University.