An enthusiastic business leader of the UK’s most influential trade association in payments, a lively public speaker and avid networker, Tony is passionate about advancing payments innovation. He’s an evangelist for the difference emerging payments can make to lives everywhere. Whether writing blogs, chairing panel sessions at conferences, writing white papers or enrolling CEOs in his mission, Tony shares knowledge derived from over a decade in payments. He is a director, investor and adviser to several payments companies and works with the UK angel and VC investment community to help them access the rising stars of the payments industry. He conceived and launched the Global Prepaid Exchange and Gx in 2004, and the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) in 2012, of which he is Director General. The EPA advances payment innovation for its 100+ members that include the likes of MasterCard, Vocalink, Amazon, Samsung Pay, and Fiserv.