Press release

Gregor Dobbie appointed as CEO of Vocalink

15 August 2019

Vocalink, a Mastercard company, today confirmed that Gregor Dobbie has been appointed as CEO. He has been UK Managing Director since May 2017.

As CEO, Gregor will lead Vocalink in its primary mission operating the UK’s critical national infrastructure and the expansion of B2B payment services in the UK. Vocalink forms part of Mastercard’s New Payment Platforms (NPP) business unit. NPP offers a range of world-class B2B payment services in the account-to-account space, enabling choice for customers and innovation across the entire digital ecosystem. His remit includes:

  • Infrastructure – operating the critical national infrastructures developed by Vocalink that power the UK’s real-time and batch payments and Direct Debit bill pay systems, as well as the country’s network of nearly 70,000 ATMs. 
  • Applications – products and solutions for consumers, businesses, governments and banks, helping them use the infrastructure to efficiently manage working capital, Open Banking and new digital solutions. 
  • Services – applying cutting-edge data science to help protect participants using payments systems globally from fraud and financial crime including money laundering and corporate fraud.

Gregor will also join the Management Committee of NPP at Mastercard reporting to Paul Stoddart, President of New Payment Platforms. 

Paul Stoddart, President of New Payment Platforms, comments: “Gregor’s appointment as CEO of Vocalink is the natural next step for what has been a successful two years as UK MD. Gregor has a strong customer focus and recognises the increasing importance of innovation and resilience across our services. He will continue to drive the development of compelling solutions which meet the evolving needs of our customers.” 

Gregor’s career has spanned more than 16 years in finance technology - from cash and cards to alternative payment solutions. He joined Vocalink’s Card Transaction Services business in 2014 as Director of Sales and Business Development. He then held the role of Managing Director of Sales at Vocalink from October 2015 where he was responsible for all components of sales across the organisation. In May 2017 he was appointed to the role of UK Managing Director. Prior to this, he was European Sales and Marketing Director and UK Managing Director at Glory Global Solutions.

Gregor Dobbie, CEO of Vocalink, comments: “The New Payment Platforms team is transforming global payments through services which range from national payments infrastructures to cutting-edge anti-fraud solutions. I am delighted to lead the dynamic and innovative Vocalink team, playing a key role in democratising money globally through modernising payment systems, reducing risk and speeding up payments for consumers and businesses. Together with our partners and customers, we’ll continue to enable the frictionless future of payments and help global economies and communities prosper.”


Ellie Lewis
Director, External Communications

Emma Harvey, Robyn Margetts
Seven Consultancy

About Vocalink  

A Mastercard company, Vocalink designs, builds and operates industry-leading bank account-based payment systems. Our technologies power the UK’s real-time payments, settlements and direct debit systems, as well as the UK’s network of nearly 60,000 ATMs. In 2018, we processed over 90 percent of salaries, more than 70 percent of household bills and almost all state benefits in the UK. 

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