Fintech company Answer Pay has announced the appointment of two new business leaders on its board of directors. Mike Chambers joins the company as chairman, while Finbarr Joy becomes a non-executive director.
Mr. Chambers is an experienced board director and advisor, who was previously CEO of Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. He served an 18 year career with Barclays bank, with senior roles in payments, product and electronic solutions.
“I am delighted to become the Chair of Answer Pay at this exciting time for the UK’s new Request to Pay messaging service,” said Mr. Chambers. “Answer Pay is the UK’s first certified Request to Pay Repository and performed the first live Request to Pay transactions utilising their platform that empowers businesses and people through mutually beneficial, connected payments. I am looking forward to playing my part in ensuring that Answer Pay's platform leverages the network effect of an interconnected payment ecosystem.”
Mr. Joy is an experienced chief technology officer and chief investment officer. He holds advisory positions with Superbet, Answer Digital and IMI, and has formerly had senior roles with companies including BT, William Hill, and Lebara.
“We’re very excited to welcome Mike and Finbarr to Answer Pay,” said Answer Pay commercial director Peter Cornforth. “As Request to Pay gains momentum, we want to enhance our skills and experience to support Answer Pay’s continued growth. Both Mike and Finbarr are passionate about fintech and have managed services at significant scale; their support will be vital in the next phase of our development.”