Joanne Dewar

CEO, Global Processing Services

Joanne Dewar is Chief Executive Officer of Global Processing Services (GPS), the trusted and proven go-to payments processing partner for today’s leading fintechs, including Revolut, Starling Bank and Curve. GPS has to-date issued over 190 million physical and virtual cards, enabled in over 48 countries, and last year processed over 1.3 billion transactions on its API-first cloud-based platform.

Since joining the company in 2013, Joanne has spearheaded the transformation of GPS from start-up to private equity-backed scale-up, cementing the business’ position as the bedrock of the fintech ecosystem, as it continues to accelerate the delivery of better financial experiences for every customer. GPS has grown the business across 4 continents and recently announced a $300m fundraise led by Advent International.

Under Joanne’s stewardship, GPS has won 12 industry awards in the space of 12 months, securing the highly coveted title of Best Processing Programme at the Card and Payments Awards and Leading Emerging Payments Organisation at the Emerging Payments Awards.

Joanne is a recognised leader and influencer in the payments industry, having been selected as one of the top 50 fintech CEOs of 2021. She was also named as one of the Payments Power 10 for 2019, 2020 and 2021, which recognises payments industry leaders with an ongoing commitment to pushing boundaries in the payments sector.

Joanne is a proud ambassador of UK fintech and was named Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Joanne is an active ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion. She was recently called out as the Most Inspirational Woman in Fintech (UK) by Fintech Times, Great British Businesswoman of the Year in Technology and Best Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at the Engagement Excellence Awards.

Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE | Implementation TrusteeEmma Lindley | Co-Founder