Peter Ayliffe - Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Peter Ayliffe was President and Chief Executive Officer of Visa Europe from March 2006 to September 2013, where he was responsible for Visa’s European business in 37 countries, accounting for some 30% of the worldwide expenditure on Visa cards. Prior to Visa Europe, Peter spent over 30 years in retail banking. He was a main Board Director with responsibility for Retail Banking at Lloyds TSB, one of the UK’s leading banks. During this time, Peter was a Director on the Visa Europe Board and a Director on the Visa International Board.
He currently serves on the Board of the Chartered Management Institute as its past President, and is on the Board of the Coventry Building Society, Pennies, the digital charity box, and truRatings, the Point of Sale consumer feedback business.
Alastair Lukies - CEO, Monitise plc
Alastair has a proven track record of turning visions and concepts into real businesses. He founded Monitise in 2003. Three years later, Monitise was recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum and in June 2007 Alastair led the company’s demerger from Morse and listing on the LSE's AIM market.
In January 2014, Alastair was appointed as a Business Ambassador for the financial services industry by the UK Government. He was named Non-Executive Chairman of fintech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014. Alastair was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards.
Prior to conceiving, financing and successfully building Monitise, Alastair was a co-founder of epolitix.com, the portal for Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions. Alastair leads key relationships with partners, industry stakeholders and major shareholders, plus corporate development for the global Monitise business.
Elizabeth Buse - CEO, Monitise Group
Elizabeth leads Monitise’s day-to-day operations, including technology, product, sales and marketing. A seasoned payments executive, Elizabeth joined Monitise in June 2014, having held various executive positions at Visa Inc. from 1998 to 2014, most recently running its international operations as Executive Vice President of Solutions. Prior to that she was Visa Inc.’s Group President of Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa; Global Head of Product;Executive Vice President of Product Development and Management and Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets & Technologies, leading all aspects of product strategy, development and growth.
Prior to joining Visa in 1998, Elizabeth served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Electronic Funds Division of First Data Corp. Elizabeth also serves as a Director at International Museum of Women and was a Director of Artio Global Investors Inc. from September 2009 to January 2013.
Lee Cameron - Deputy CEO & Chief Commercial Officer
Lee is Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at Monitise and has been a member of the group’s Board since 2008. He is responsible for Monitise's legal and commercial activities and oversees the company's corporate development and M&A strategy. Lee has been associated with Monitise since its foundation and joined as a full-time employee in 2006 as General Counsel.
Called to the Bar in 1998, Lee later transferred to become a solicitor and was Legal Director at Morse plc, a FTSE 250 technology company, prior to joining Monitise. With extensive global experience in managing commercial and corporate cross-border transactions, Lee ensures Monitise continues to maximise the value of its Mobile Money network to the benefit of all participants.
Brad Petzer - Chief Financial Officer
Brad joined Monitise as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. He previously worked at TelecityGroup plc, a FTSE 250 company, where he was the Group’s Financial Controller. At Telecity Brad supported the business through its Main Market listing on LSE and was responsible for the Group’s reporting, planning, policies, risk and control. Prior to Telecity Brad held senior finance roles at Create Services, an online credit card provider and part of Lloyds Banking Group, and other technology companies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
David Dey - Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
After a long career with IBM in the USA, France and the UK, David joined The Plessey Company and ran their Telecoms Division. In 1987 he joined the Board of British Telecom where he stayed for four years, leaving to set up Energis to compete with BT and Mercury. For the past eleven years David has chaired a number of start-up companies in Telecoms, Software and other industry sectors.
Colin Tucker - Independent Non-Executive Director
Colin has 30 years experience in the telecommunications and electronics industries. He was Deputy Chairman of Hutchison 3G and was Technical Director of Orange for ten years. Prior to joining the Monitise board in 2007, he was a board director of Morse plc.
Sushovan Hussain - Independent Non-Executive Director
Sushovan, a qualified accountant, served as President and previously Chief Financial Officer of Autonomy, from June 2001 until May 2012, and brings with him a wealth of listed company experience as well as a strong track record in growing a technology business. Prior to joining Autonomy, Sushovan worked for LASMO, one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration companies, where he held a number of senior international financial positions, including a focus on acquisitions and divestments.
Tim Wade - Independent Non-Executive Director
Tim, a qualified lawyer and accountant, is an independent non-executive director of Friends Life. He is a non-executive director of Macquarie Bank International Limited and ACE Europe Insurance, where he chairs the Audit Committees for both, and Access Bank UK Limited, where he chairs the Credit Committee. He is also the chairman of the national charity Coeliac UK.
Amanda Burton - Independent Non-Executive Director
Amanda Burton has been Global Chief Operating Officer at Clifford Chance LLP since 2010. She joined Clifford Chance in 2000 from Meyer International plc, where she was Director and Chairman of its Timber Group. Amanda served nine years on the Board of Galliford Try plc as a Non-Executive Director, from 2005, and as Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee since 2008. She was appointed to the Board of Copthorn Holdings Ltd, the ultimate holding company of Countryside Properties PLC, as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2014. Amanda is also a Trustee of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Paulette Garafalo - Independent Non-Executive Director
Paulette Garafalo is President of Brooks Brothers international, wholesale and manufacturing, and has been since 2010. She was previously CEO of the Americas at the luxury retailer Bally and held the position of CEO and Group President of the luxury apparel brand Hickley Freeman.
Tom Houghton - Non-Executive Director
Tom heads the Core Payments division of the business at Visa Europe. He joined Visa in 2011 as its Head of Processing, which accounts for 35% percent of the business’ overall revenue. Tom has spent a lifetime working in the payments industry, starting out in the retail sector. He worked for a major US merchant retailer running development and deployment for in-store point-of-sale systems, merchandising, inventory, and distribution applications. He then moved to electronic payments group ACI Worldwide, where he spent 21 years in a variety of roles in both North America and Europe, leading product management, product development, customer support, sales and services divisions.