Robert White, Director

Robert is Santander's Director of Payment Industry Oversight.  With over 18 years’ experience at Abbey National/Santander his responsibilities include overall governance and control for the payment & card operations across the UK bank, as well as defining the strategy for the inter-bank and cards environment.

Robert has gained a varied experience across the scale-challenger bank with much of his time in the payments business, including a number of significant projects: Payments lead in four bank migrations (from Abbey, A&L, B&B, and GE money) to Santander systems; CASS; Paym; and Faster Payments; as well as internal innovations to develop Santander's Corporate banking payment applications. 

As a result of his work in recent years on significant industry wide projects such as CASS, Paym, and Faster Payments, Robert brings a wealth of experience in the development of successful and complex cross sector projects, involving multiple stakeholders.  This experience coupled with Santander’s unique position as a scale challenger and technical depth, enable Robert to provide a strategic, industry wide overview in how best to both develop and execute a UK strategy for payments, in the interests of all service users.

Robert is also a director of Bacs Payments Schemes Limited and Mobile Payments Service Company.

Prior to Santander he worked for Manchester Airport plc developing the business model for the Terminals business, including the redevelopment of the domestic hub.