Neil Ward, CEO
Digital disruption and Innovation
Drawing from 25 years of commercial experience in the digital media, fund management, payments and telecommunications sectors, Neil’s breadth of experience allows for him to bring innovation and disruptive thinking to any project. Having also worked within strategic marketing, operations, product management and business transformation, he has an eye for talent across the board and the ability to build strong elite teams.
His experience includes holding senior positions at KNEIP, Paysafe, Skype, Microsoft and Virgin Media. Other roles in his career include Sales & Marketing Director at Adidas UK; Operations Director at the Bank of Scotland Group; Sales & Marketing MD at Havas Group.
Neil established Neil Ward & Associates (NW/A) in 2016 with VocaLink as the founding client, and soon acquired other clients including EY and The Royal Mint. The Associate team is an extension of his personal network and provides companies with strategies for scalable growth, transformation strategy and delivery. VocaLink was subsequently sold to MasterCard later in 2016 for c£1bn.