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Anne Pieckielon

Anne Pieckielon

Payments Specialist and SME Individual


Anne Pieckielon has a track record of 14 years in leadership at Bacs, and more recently with the wider EPA community as an Advisory Board Member. Her background has given her a unique perspective on a range of industry challenges faced by the Fintech ecosystem which enables her to challenge the traditional payments models across a range of services.

At Bacs, she steered the strategy and product development of the UK’s retail payment products and services such as Direct Debit, Direct Credit, Current Account Switch Service and Cash ISA switching services. She helped to shape the future of these highly successful initiatives which have been adopted by the financial services industry, consumers and businesses globally.

She has been recognized as a senior leader under the Innovate Finance Women in PayTech Powerlist and was awarded the Emerging Payments Awards’ Industry Contributor of the Year. She champions diversity leading the highly successful EPA Women in PayTech project, a judge for the European Women’s Payment Network (EWPN) Awards and an advocate for HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

She is adaptable, influential and practical. She is a strong commercial leader and product strategist, who quickly establishes the business vision. Plans to achieve the vision are easily recognized through her sound communications and collaborative approaches. Committed to developing team and product resilience, she thrives in complex and highly regulated environments. Promoting innovation at every opportunity, she relishes change, creating business efficiencies and improving performance.

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