Crypto app Tap Global appoints David Hunter as chairman
Tap Global, a regulated crypto app that aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and blockchain technology, has named David Hunter as non-executive chairman with effect from 1 June 2023.
He will replace John Taylor, who will remain on the company’s board as a non-executive director.
Tap Global describes Hunter as “an experienced executive with a track record of building and leading disruptive financial services businesses into profitability and sustained growth”. This is what he will be working on at Tap Global, together with the executive leadership team. Among the company’s goals is to reach £4.2 million of revenue by mid-2024.
During his 20-year career in fintech and payments, Hunter spent a number of years with UK telco BT, including as director of its e-payments division and managing director of BT Click and Buy Europe.
He also was CEO of Paysafecard in the UK and CEO of e-payments business Ukash (acquired by Paysafecard in 2015). He also served as chairman of several fintech firms, including regtech start-up W2 and Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform Pannovate.
Hunter has spent nearly a decade on the board of The Payments Association, most recently as chairman.
Founded in 2018, Tap is based in Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. It describes itself as a “crypto-fiat exchange service provider with an associated neo banking platform” offering business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) services.