The Team

PayaCharity is founded and led by industry experts

Meet The Team

PayaCharity are a small and enthusiastic team led by specialists that use their extensive knowledge of the cards industry to break new ground with contactless device technology. We are excited by the future of contactless payment opportunities in the third sector and are passionate about driving growth of contactless donation box technologies to better help fundraising and charitable organisations.

Bill Thomson

Managing Director

Bill has over 22 years experience in the cards and payments industry. A former FD and MD at Barclaycard Business, MD at Payzone and a founder of NetBanx – the UK’s first generally available agnostic online PSP at the outset of e-commerce in the UK.

Linda Cook

Marketing Director

Linda has 30 years of senior level marketing experience at BT, Post Office & Payzone Limited, including 15 years in the specialist billing & payments market. Responsible for proposition development, branding and management of the marketing function.

Mark Mellor

Sales Director

Mark has 20 years experience as a Director in both large and small companies. Mark has spent the last 8 years in card payments, including ISO development. He manages the development of key growth sales strategies, tactics and action plans for the business.

Mike Greenall

Business Development Manager

Mike is responsible for the company’s growth and international commercial performance from the existing client base.

Ray Draper

Head of Risk and Fraud Management

Ray has over 14 years experience at Barclaycard. He manages the reporting Fraud risk profile, ratifying and recommending relevant Fraud Risk management actions and mitigation strategies.

Alona Zeneli

Accounts and Risk Administrator

Alona provides hands-on development of risk models involving market, credit and operational risk, assuring our controls are operating effectively, and provides account research and analytical support.

Aylin Tavil

Head of Operations

Aylin is the senior head of operations and customer service. She is responsible for all commercial, research, and consulting division operations; global marketing and product implementation for all brands.

Rori Logan

Customer Service Manager

Rori has more than 10 years of experience in establishing, managing and optimising customer service functions in organisations of all sizes and industries.

Faye Marshall

Marketing Manager

Faye spends her time managing the brands and spends her time managing the social media, content planning and execution, design and copywriting.

Steve Ousley

Head of IT

Steve has extensive experience in Systems Programming & IT Development. His responsibilities include managing the technology operations and implementation of new IT systems and policies.

Dan Roberts

Application Developer

Dan is a web application developer who is responsible for modernising many areas of our online proposition, planning and creating the new responsive web portals used by our partners and customers.

Chris Russell


Chris is a talented website developer who handles payment integrations, app development and improvements to our backend processes.

Our team is your team. When your goal is to exceed and break new ground, you need the best people supporting your vision and progress. You need PayaCharity.

PayaCharity is a Paya Group brand operated by Cornerstone Merchant Services (North) Limited, (company registration number 07373392) registered office address: 1 Westleigh Office Park, Scirocco Close, Moulton Park, Northampton,NN3 6BW. Authorised with the FCA for rental of hardware, firm number 710416.