Marion King has been CAO Payments, Managing Director at RBS since 2015, and was previously President of MasterCard UK and Ireland from March 2012 to January 2015. Prior to that she was CEO of VocaLink (2002-2012), a specialist payments partner to banks, corporate partners and government departments. She held all leadership aspects of this 1000 staff business and led VocaLink to achieving €200m turnover, through transformation and regulatory initiatives. Marion is an accomplished business leader equipped with a commanding track record of driving growth through innovation, change and superlative people leadership.
In 2000, Marion founded PeoplePC Europe, as the European arm of the US parent company, providing internet services. She developed a unique business model providing clients with complete connected IT solutions for use in the homes of e-commuting employees, backed by full supply chain management. She successfully sold the business to a UK supply chain operator.
Marion is continually recognised for her outstanding achievements. In 2004, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award – Women in Business & Finance (WIBF) and in 2010 she was the Winner of the First Women Awards. She has been a finalist for many awards, most recently in 2011, for the KMPG Entrepreneur of the Year. She is a freeman of the City of London, and holds memberships with the Royal Society of Arts and Business in the Community. She is a non-executive Director of Fastmarkets Ltd (commodity trading).
Marion has proven management experience across diverse businesses and international territories, with extensive Asia experience gained with Reuters when she was Managing Director of the East Asia division in 1997, and in her subsequent role as Managing Director of Global Transaction Services.