People on the Move: Fiona Wilkinson and Jason Ollivier, Contis Group
Contis Group, a U.K.-based alternative payments and banking services provider, appointed Fiona Wilkinson to its board as an independent, non-executive director. Contis also hired Jason Ollivier to a newly created executive role, chief disruption officer.
Wilkinson has 35 years of experience in the payments business, including board-level roles at Visa Europe, most recently as chief communications officer. She has experience in sales and marketing—with specialist skills in risk, reputation and issues management—and managing the impacts of regulation.
Ollivier’s role will be to map current and future customer needs, compare them with existing Contis and competitor offerings and identify ways to “disrupt” the marketplace, ultimately increasing Contis’ foothold, according to the company. He recently ran Amazon’s North American prepaid gift card business. Prior to moving to the U.S., he led the Amazon U.K. gift card business. Ollivier also served as business leader for Mastercard’s SME business product and led American Express’ B2B merchant business.