Ian Povey

Ian Povey

CIO Payments Technology, NatWest Banking Group, UK

Swift Director since 2022. Ian Povey is an experienced & internationally recognised payments product & technology executive culminating in consecutive CIO Payment Services leadership roles. Ian is a strategic technological leader who engages with and understands the payments business, regulatory frameworks and standards to unlock commercial and operational value and thought leadership.

Ian is currently the CIO Payments Technology for the NatWest Banking Group. Accountable for the run, change and continuous availability of payments as a systemically critical participant in the industry. Ian is focused on transformation and modernisation of the technology estate, investing in team culture and adoption of new ways of working. While collaborating with the business to continuously improve each customer journey.

Ian is a connected leader within the organisation and externally with industry. Ian chaired the Standards Strategy Group for UKFinance and has adopted different Board & Trustee roles to maintain diversity of thought and experience (Charities Trust – UK and formerly Archa Ltd – Australia). Previously, Ian fulfilled a similar role as CIO of Payments for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) Group. A key deliverable being the transformational build and delivery for Australia’ instant New Payments Platform (NPP). Ian was a member of the NPPA Board.

A career dedicated globally to payments, Ian has worked for PayPal, and organisations spanning different participant sectors from Government, Retail, Telecoms and public transportation.