Former Natwest Director of Payments, Marion King, has joined Bibby Financial Services (BFS) as its newest Non-Executive Director to aid in the firm’s ambitious growth strategy.

King arrives at Bibby with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, previously holding senior executive roles with Natwest, Mastercard, and Reuters. 

She will officially join the BSF board today and commence work on growth strategy projects to enhance the company’s expansion. Bibby is one of the UK’s largest independent invoice finance providers, whilst also providing for up to 9,000 SMEs globally as a financial services partner.  

Jonathan Lewis, Chairman of BFS, stated: “This year, BFS is celebrating 40 years of helping SMEs to grow and thrive so we are delighted to welcome Marion to BFS as Non-Executive Director at such an exciting time for the business. 

“Marion’s deep understanding and experience of the financial services sector, combined with her focus on delivering genuine value for clients will be a huge benefit to the business as we continue towards our growth ambition. 

“As a family-owned business, our values are core to how we do business so it is hugely important to us that our Board demonstrates and champion these values every day. Marion shares our values in abundance, and we look forward to benefiting from her vast experience and counsel in the future.”

King’s most recent role, held since 2015, was Director of Payments at NatWest Group where she was responsible for setting and delivering the payment strategy, in addition to overseeing payment architecture, operations and innovation. 

Currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Payments Association and former Chair of the Payments Futures Strategy Group for UK Finance, In 2018, King joined the Multiple Sclerosis Society as Board Trustee.

 “BFS is a highly successful business with a track record of deliverSpeaking of her appointment, Marion commented:ing excellent service to its SME customers. But importantly, it is also a highly values-driven organisation. 

“I’m delighted to join BFS and look forward to contributing to its ambitious growth strategy, benefitting colleagues, clients and business partners alike.”