Organisation and Governance
Independent and international
VocaLink was formed out of the merger between Voca Limited and
LINK Interchange Network Limited on 2 July 2007. As part of
the merger a newly established holding company was formed (VocaLink
Holdings Limited) which acquired the entire share capital of both
Voca and LINK Interchange Network Limited.
VocaLink Limited is the principal trading entity, which is a
wholly owned subsidiary of VocaLink Holdings Limited. A
consortium of 18 banks and building societies own VocaLink Holdings
Limited, including Barclays Bank plc, Royal Bank of Scotland group,
Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC and Santander.
Membership of the board of VocaLink Holdings Limited includes five
representatives appointed by shareholders, three independent
non-executive directors, the chief executive officer and chief
The chairman of the board is Sir John Gieve, formerly Deputy
Governor of the Bank of England.