Marion King, Chief Executive of VocaLink, said of the recent appointment: âWe are delighted to welcome Richard Hooper to the company; he will be an invaluable contributor on the board. His vast experience in driving business strategy will strengthen VocaLinkâs position as a leader in innovation and service to the payments sector.â
Mr Hooper brings with him over 30 yearsâ experience in the media and telecommunications industry. He holds a variety of positions at board level most notably with Yell Group plc; and recently stood down from the Board of Informa plc after ten years where he was instrumental in developing and growing the businesses. Mr Hooper was also the founding Deputy Chairman of Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries and a former Chairman of the Radio Authority.
Commenting on his own role, Richard Hooper said âI am pleased to join VocaLink at such a crucial time of development for the business and the wider industry as a whole. To be involved in the growth strategy for such a reputable organisation is very exciting and I look forward to working towards the continued success of the company.â