Former CTO at HSBC and Zopa joins to develop Shieldpay product and technology strategy into 2023 and beyond
15 September 2022 – London – Shieldpay, the market leader in secure digital payments, has today announced the appointment of Andrew Hawkins as Chief Technology and Product Officer.
In his leadership position, Andrew will be evolving Shieldpay’s product and technology function to deliver solutions securing the world’s complex B2B payments.
Andrew has over 25 years of technology experience, spending 7 years at Microsoft before holding senior leadership positions at HBSC and most recently, at the unicorn challenger bank Zopa. With his depth of technology experience within both start-ups and renowned companies, Andrew will play a vital role in the growth of Shieldpay’s product offerings over the coming months.
Andrew will ensure that Shieldpay’s products continue to satisfy and exceed the needs of their customers and partners, meet the highest standards of resilience and security, and promote Shieldpay as the home for the best calibre of product and technology professionals.
Andrew Hawkins, Chief Technology and Product Officer at Shieldpay, commented:
“I was inspired both by the scale of the opportunity and by Shieldpay’s ambition when I initially met with Pete and the team. As we scale, it is critical that our ability to be effective in our delivery of market leading products is world class. As CTPO, I couldn’t be more excited about the impact that the team that I am now fortunate to lead will have.”
Peter Janes, CEO and founder at Shieldpay, commented:
“We are very excited about Andrew joining the team. He comes with a wealth of experience of solving complex technological challenges and delivering best in class products. As Shieldpay evolves its distribution model both in the UK and abroad, we are very confident that we have the right leader in Andrew to oversee our core technology platform and product offering.”