Marion King

Director of Payments, NatWest

Marion is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience across the financial service industry, with an exemplary track record of driving growth through innovation, change and superlative people leadership.

Director of Payments, NatWest since 2015, responsible for setting the Payments strategy which includes payment architecture, operations and innovation. Previously President of MasterCard UK & Ireland (2012-2015), Marion was responsible for growing the business and creating a world beyond cash through an innovative approach to everyday Payments, including emerging technologies such as contactless and mobile. Prior to joining MasterCard, Marion was CEO of VocaLink (2000-2012), where during her tenure the Faster Payments Service was launched, Voca and Link were merged and Marion initiated international expansion with VocaLink selected as the outsourced provider of Sweden’s payments. 

Marion is Chair of the Emerging Payments Association, an advisory board member of P20 and recently chaired the UK Finance Payments Futures working group.

Marion is on the Advisory Board member of Pennies (pennies.org.uk) and proud to be a trustee of The Multiple Sclerosis Society (mssociety.org.uk).

She is a Freeman of the City of London.