Global SME funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Marion King as non-executive director as it continues to work towards its ambitious growth strategy.
An accomplished leader with more than 25 years’ experience across the financial services sector, Marion has held senior executive roles with NatWest Group, Mastercard, Vocalink and Reuters, in addition to non-executive directorships with Low Carbon Contracts Company and commodity price reporting agency, Fastmarkets.
Her most recent role, held since 2015, was director of payments at NatWest Group where she was responsible for setting and delivering the payment strategy, in addition to overseeing payment architecture, operations and innovation.
Marion is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Payments Association and former Chair of the Payments Futures Strategy Group for UK Finance. In 2018, she joined the Multiple Sclerosis Society as Board Trustee.
Jonathan Lewis, chairman of BFS, said: “This year, BFS is celebrating 40 years of helping SMEs to grow and thrive so we are delighted to welcome Marion to BFS at such an exciting time for the business.
“Marion’s deep understanding and experience of the financial services sector, combined with her focus on delivering genuine value for clients will be a huge benefit to the business as we continue towards our growth ambition.
“As a family-owned business, our values are core to how we do business so it is hugely important to us that our Board demonstrate and champion these values every day. Marion shares our values in abundance, and we look forward to benefitting from her vast experience and counsel in the future.”
BFS is the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider, and a financial services partner to almost 9,000 SMEs worldwide.
Speaking of her appointment, Marion said: “BFS is a highly successful business with a track record of delivering excellent service to its SME customers. But importantly, it is also a highly values-driven organisation.
“I’m delighted to join BFS and look forward to contributing to its ambitious growth strategy, benefitting colleagues, clients and business partners alike.”
Marion joined the BFS Board on 1 August 2022.