UK based identity tech start-up, OneID has today announced the appointment of Marion King as Non-Executive Director.
Marion comes equipped with a wealth of experience from her time in the financial services industry where she held senior roles in NatWest, Mastercard, VocaLink and Reuters. Throughout her career Marion has successfully led high achieving teams to deliver significant growth, transformation and innovation.
Marion was CEO of VocaLink which runs major payment services for the UK including BACS, Faster Payments and the LINK ATM network. In joining the board of OneID®, Marion joins her longstanding colleague and OneID®’s CEO, Martin Wilson. They worked together at VocaLink where they transformed the BACS payment utility into VocaLink and introduced the first real time payments service - Faster Payments.
OneID® is a government-certified, UK-based identity tech company making it easier for people to prove who they are online by accessing bank-verified and secured data. This groundbreaking technology can authenticate the identity of over 40 million people in the UK in a way that is safe and secure, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and certified to the DCMS Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework.
In recent months, OneID®, has gained new partnerships with companies such as DocuSign and Sports Alliance. This, and the addition of new members to the board, is a display of progress for digital identity in the UK. It also conveys the multi-sector demand for making online experiences safer.
Digital identity technology is becoming an increasingly in-demand solution to digital and sociological problems including fraud, online abuse and identity theft.
Martin Wilson, CEO of OneID®, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Marion to our Board and be working with her again. BACS is a service with a brand that is recognised and trusted throughout the UK. There are strong parallels between our goals at OneID® and what Marion and I achieved in establishing that reputation for BACS and Faster Payments as essential parts of our national infrastructure. Our mission at OneID® is to introduce a trusted digital identity service for the UK, connecting all banks, to all companies for the benefit of all consumers. Marion’s arrival will strengthen our ability to make a real impact on the market and for society.”
OneID®’s products have already appealed to a wide range of businesses in the UK who have enabled their customers to authenticate their identity online quickly and safely.
OneID® was launched in 2019 and founded with a strong social purpose. The company is a certified B-Corp that aims to be the first privately funded public utility and is dedicated to having a positive social impact by creating trust online.
OneID®’s technology enables businesses and individuals to operate online in a truly safe manner whilst also protecting data and privacy; OneID® does not store or exploit any personal data.