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Zapp appoints mobile veterans Mark Stevenson and Stuart Neal as CMO & CCO

Zapp has bolstered its senior team in a move designed to boost its push to bring real-time mobile payments to more consumers.

Stuart Neal, new Zapp CCO

Mark Stevenson, formerly a managing director of O2 Priority and sponsorship director at O2, has joined as chief marketing officer.

And Stuart Neal, who was previously chief finance officer at mobile payment firm Boku, joins as chief commercial officer.

The executives will join the 150-strong Zapp team under the leadership of chief executive, Peter Keenan, to continuing building the support of the platform in the retail and financial communities.

Keenan said: “The chance to create a new national payments method comes along once in a generation, and I’m pleased the opportunity proved irresistible to execs of their calibre.

“They bring glittering CVs and proven track records in bringing new consumer innovations to market."

This comes after five banks, HSBC, first direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank, embraced Zapp mobile payments to their 18m UK customers in January.

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