The Fintech and Payments Advisory Network (TFPA) has taken significant steps in growing its senior team, through linking with Gregor Dobbie, ex-CEO of Mastercard company, Vocalink.
Dobbie will become the group’s CEO – tasked with spearheading its progress in delivering its transformative vision of the payment industry.
The new Chief Executive holds extensive experience from his time at Vocalink including responsibility for UK critical infrastructure and leading projects to deploy real time payment technology globally.
Dobbie was also part of the Management Team leading the sale of Vocalink to Mastercard in 2017. Prior to Vocalink, Gregor held senior positions at Glory, Talaris and De La Rue.
Commenting on his appointment, Dobbie stated: “From firsthand experience I can testify that the advisory market in the Fintech sector is underserved. There are not enough practitioners who have the skills to support CEOs with running complex organisations in a highly regulated market and that’s a big reason why we see so many Fintechs fail. This is a gap that we fill and we have done this by attracting an incredible team of leaders to join TFPA.
“We have all had our fingers burnt in the past with advisors, so we are not about landing expensive consultancy projects and churning out recommendations that came from interviewing the people within the businesses we represent. Our refreshing approach is about decoding, conceptualising but then crucially delivering strategy alongside the business leaders.”
As a result, Roger Bracken, founder partner, is promoted to Executive Chair and Steve Wright, previous founder partner, will become Chief Operating Officer.
Brackenstated on the appointment: “Having Gregor as our CEO means with his incredible vision and industry network, we are able to build on the solid principles of delivering pragmatic advice to our clients and drive significant global, growth, moving towards our vision of being the leading trusted advisor in our space.
“Gregor is very focused on extending and developing the TFPA Associate network which has already seen an increase of nearly 300% in the past six months with many elite industry leaders being attracted to the organisation.
“This network provides TFPA with constantly increasing capacity, capability and geographical coverage, and our clients with an unparalleled body of knowledge and experience.”