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Mark Austin


Mark is a visionary business leader with a track record of delivering commercial success for a range of financial and payment related companies. His expertise includes business development, marketing and product management

He is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion and a non-executive director for the Hillingdon Credit Union which provides community based savings and lending services. His most recent executive role was at Visa where he led major initiatives such as the roll out and product development of contactless payments across Europe. He delivered the contactless product from concept to mass adoption and also led the ground breaking acceptance of Visa cards on Transport for London’s bus and underground network. Mark is qualified as a Chartered banker and prior to joining Visa held senior marketing and product roles at Lloyds, RBS and Tesco Personal Finance.

Mark is married with three children the eldest of which has hypermobility syndrome. His personal interests including attending live music events and lower league football. He is a season ticket holder at Southend United and in recent years has grown to appreciate the merits of non-league football!

Mark Austin
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