The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), which is gearing up to regulate the UK payment systems industry, has completed its leadership team with the following three senior appointments:

  • Carole Begent as head of legal - starting on 1 April 2015
  • Mark Falcon as head of regulatory policy and strategy - starting on 2 March 2015
  • Louise Buckley as head of stakeholder engagement and communications - started on 26 January 2015.

View biographies of the new recruits

Hannah Nixon, the PSR managing director, commenting on the appointments, said: “Carole, Mark and Louise bring with them a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in helping deliver our objectives of promoting competition and innovation in payment systems, and ensuring the interests of service users are always at heart.”

What this means for you

In its November 2014 consultation paper, the PSR set out how it proposed to regulate the payment systems industry. The new recruits will each head up teams that will play a vital role in driving forward the PSR’s agenda on regulation when the PSR becomes fully operational on 1 April 2015.