NatWest Group has today announced the appointment of Mark Brant as Chief Payments Officer (CPO). Mark will join on 16 January 2023.

Mark has over 25 years of experience working across the Payments industry, both within the UK and abroad. In addition to spending time in senior leadership and executive positions at American Express and PayPal, Mark has most recently been CEO of ParentPay Group, responsible for the overarching strategy to evolve existing software and create new services to maintain growth.

Mark will be reporting directly to Paul Thwaite, CEO for Commercial & Institutional and Group Executive for Payments.

Rupert Keeley, who has been leading NatWest’s Payments Centre of Expertise on an interim basis, will hand over his current responsibilities to Mark during the first quarter.


NatWest CEO for Commercial & Institutional and Group Executive for Payments, Paul Thwaite, said:

“I am delighted that Mark is joining the business. Payments are a critical part of our future plans at NatWest Group, and Mark brings with him a wealth of experience and insight that will support us in realising our growth ambitions.”


Mark Brant added:

“I look forward to playing a part in evolving the Payments vision for NatWest. With one in four payments touching NatWest platforms and the diverse scale of the bank’s customer base, we have an exciting opportunity ahead of us. I’m looking forward to developing new solutions and accelerating the innovative offerings that NatWest has launched in recent years.”



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For more information please contact Stephanie Melrose in the NatWest press office, stephanie.melrose@natwest.com , 07966 212 576 or Mike Johnston, mike.johnston@rbs.co.uk, 0131 626 1755


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