Bibby Financial Services, the global SME funder with offices in Banbury Business Park, has appointed Marion King as non-executive director.
Marion’s more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector includes senior executive roles with industry heavy-hitters NatWest Group, Mastercard, Vocalink and Reuters, along with non-executive directorships with Low Carbon Contracts Company and commodity price reporting agency, Fastmarkets.
Marion said: “BFS is a highly successful business with a track record of delivering 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.”
Since 2015, Marion has been director of payments at NatWest Group, where she was charged with setting and delivering the payment strategy in addition to overseeing payment architecture, operations and innovation.
Marion is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Payments Association as well as being a former Chair of the Payments Futures Strategy Group for UK Finance. In 2018, she joined the Multiple Sclerosis Society as Board Trustee.
Jonathan Lewis, Chairman of BFS, said: “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 demonstrate and champion these values every day. Marion shares our values in abundance, and we look forward to benefitting from her vast experience and counsel in the future.”