GPS Exec Team


We offer our clients insights from some of the sharpest minds in the paytech industry. Senior members of our team are regular speakers at industry events and participants in payment innovation bodies including leadership roles on the elected Board of Emerging Payments Association.
This strong industry profile and track record of success earned us the privilege of being chosen by the UK government to represent leading edge payments technology, for example, as part of an international trade delegation and invitations to speak at and participate in panels at principal fintech and payments conferences around the world.

Meet our executive team:

Joanne Dewar

Joanne Dewar
Chief Executive Officer

Since joining GPS in 2014 Joanne has contributed significantly to the overall success of the business to date through reinforcing of foundations of our people, processes and technology to support the sustained rapid growth.

With her in-depth knowledge of our company, our culture and our capabilities, Joanne is well positioned to drive the necessary ongoing change within GPS to ensure its continued success. Prior to GPS, Joanne had a successful career in management consulting, specialising in complex multinational transformation programmes for FTSE 100 companies.

Neil Harris

Neil Harris
Chief Commercial Officer

With over 14 years of experience in the payments industry, Neil’s key focus has been on driving positive change within the payments industry, initiating collaboration between influential peers to support financial inclusion initiatives and building customer success by delivering added value through his extensive knowledge of the payment space and emerging technologies. Neil also is Chair of the Financial Inclusion Committee at the EPA.

Lisa Grahame

Lisa Grahame
Chief Information Officer

Her experience and knowledge places Lisa as one of today’s top technology experts in the industry; managing IT service delivery, defining scalable best practice frameworks, service strategy and structure to support the growth of GPS.

Before joining GPS, Lisa worked for 10 years in Investment Banking technology. Her key areas of focus have been on application development, technical business analysis, program and project management, service delivery & capacity and resiliency.

Keith Butcher

Keith Butcher

Chief Financial Officer

A highly experienced CFO with a considerable track record in delivering business turnaround, transformational acquisitions and in creating shareholder value in technology-based businesses. He combines hands on management skills with strategic thinking and strong financial controls managing large international finance teams.

Keith was previously CFO at Paysafe, where he managed a finance team of 60 people and included management of the FCA regulated NETELLER e-wallet business.

Matt Clare

Matt Clare
Chief Operating Officer

Matt is responsible for driving performance and operational improvements as well as business innovation. With 20 years of experience in financial services in the UK, France and EMEA wide roles, Matt has led several successful restructures of operations and processes. He has gained a wide experience in Operational leadership, Client Relationship Management and Project management.

Prior to his career at GPS, he has worked companies such as First Data, GE Capital and held senior leadership positions such as Senior Vice President at Citi. Matt is highly recognised for his extensive expertise in Operations, Customer Service and Client Relationship.

Paul Hansford
Chief Technology Officer – Platform

Paul has over a decade of expertise in software and coding development, his role at GPS entails working closely with the Infrastructure, Production Support and Security teams at GPS to share his expertise and knowledge with the wider teams to ensure performance is at its highest and that it benefits everyone across the teams.

Working within the payments sector has enabled Paul to gain a greater understanding of the flow of data to Issuing Banks and how that information can be processed. At GPS he leads teams that focus on providing innovative solutions that allow creative ideas to be realised in a sector that is notoriously hard to enter.

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