Marion King (chair of the Simplifying Access to Markets Working Group) has extensive experience across the financial services industry. She joined RBS in January 2015 from MasterCard where she was the President of the UK & Ireland markets, where she ran the end-to-end business. In this role, she was responsible for growing the business and creating a world beyond cash through an innovative approach to everyday Payments, including emerging technologies such as contactless and mobile. Marion worked closely with both the European Council and the European Payments Council throughout her time at MasterCard.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Marion was the CEO of VocaLink, She held this role from 2002 and her leadership transformed VocaLink from a domestic back-office Payments supplier (BACS), to a commercial international transactions specialist offering multiple services. Under Marion's leadership the company built and delivered Faster Payments, merged the business with LINK ATM and ran the end-to-end business across the three schemes (BACS, Faster Payments and LINK).
Previously, Marion held global leadership roles in Reuters, spanning a 14 year period in Europe and Asia. Her roles included Managing Director East Asia and Managing Director for Global FX Transaction Services.
Marion is a non-executive director of the Low Carbon Contracts Company, a government owned organization playing a key role in delivering Electricity Market Reform. She previously held non-executive positions for Fastmarkets Ltd and Women in Banking and Finance. She is a Freeman of the City of London.
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