Voice Commerce, the innovative financial services group, today announced that it has appointed Lindsay Harben to head up and launch its issuing division.
Harben joins the group following a six year career in the Payments Industry and her appointment follows the recent announcement that Voice Commerce Group has become a full member of The Payments Council.
Harben's responsibilities will include leveraging Voice Commerce's existing Visa and MasterCard membership in 2010. Prior to joining Voice Commerce, Harben worked as an independent consultant to issuing Banks and programme managers within the cards and payments space. In addition Harben has held business development positions at commercial companies including IDT Financial Services Ltd and Affinity Cards Ltd. Harben will work closely with and report directly to CEO Nick Ogden, and is based in the Cambridge, UK, head office.
Nick Ogden, CEO of Voice Commerce Group, said: "2010 was a strong year for Voice Commerce and the appointment of Lindsay Harben underlines our strategic plans for growth in 2011. Lindsay's extensive experience in the payments industry will serve us well as we look to further penetrate the market with new and innovative offerings surrounding mobile and e-money."
Lindsay Harben, head of issuing, Voice Commerce Group, added: "The opportunities for e-money, coupled with the increasing use of mobile devices, are substantial. Voice Commerce Group has also integrated authentication and KYC and I am personally very excited about developing these services throughout the EU."