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We are an independent forum supporting the implementation of a well-designed digital Pound.

About Us

The Digital Pound Foundation is an independent organisation that was incorporated on 22 June 2021 to work with a variety of stakeholders and participants towards the implementation of a well-designed Digital Pound.

Whilst most CBDC experiments have involved private sector technology providers, the overwhelming majority of these experiments, to date, have not involved participation from other private sector actors.

The Digital Pound Foundation is unique in proposing a model whereby the public and private sectors can fully engage in the design, development and adoption of a digital Pound, thus contributing to its successful roll-out and helping drive forward the UK’s transition to a digital economy.

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Meet the team

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Jeremy Wilson

Former Vice-Chairman, Barclays

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Richard Ells

Founder & CEO, Electroneum

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Susan Friedman

Head of Policy, Ripple

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Gilbert Verdian

Founder & CEO, Quant

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Jannah Patchay

Founder, Markets Evolution

Phil Kenworthy, Founder at Payment Systems Consultancy

Phil Kenworthy

Founder, Payment Systems Consultancy

Lee Schneider, General Counsel at Ava Labs

Lee Schneider

General Counsel, Ava Labs

Jim Ford, Founder at JR Payments Consultancy Services

Jim Ford

Founder, JR Payments Consultancy Services

Victoria Thompson, Co-Founder & CEO at Orora

Victoria Thompson

Co-Founder & CEO, Orora

David Putts, Chief Growth Officer at Billon Group

David Putts

Chief Growth Officer, Billon Group

Melanie Budden, Managing Director at The Realization Group

Melanie Budden

Managing Director, The Realization Group

Martin Hargreaves, Chief Product Officer at Quant Network

Martin Hargreaves

Chief Product Officer, Quant Network

Nick Davies, Innovation lead

Nick Davies

Innovation lead

Claire Conby, Executive Director & Chief Risk Officer at Billon Group

Claire Conby

Executive Director & Chief Risk Officer, Billon Group

John Velissarios, Global Managing Director at Accenture

John Velissarios

Global Managing Director, Accenture

James Wallis, Vice President at RippleX

James Wallis

Vice President, RippleX

Jonathan Marriott, Marketing Manager at Electroneum

Jonathan Marriott

Marketing Manager, Electroneum

Sean Devaney, Vice President of Strategy, Banking and Financial Markets at CGI

Sean Devaney

Vice President, Strategy, Banking and Financial Markets, CGI

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Jeremy Wilson

Former Vice-Chairman, Barclays

Headshot of Richard Ells, Founder & CEO at Electroneum

Richard Ells

Founder & CEO, Electroneum

Headshot of Susan Friedman, Head of Policy at Ripple

Susan Friedman

Head of Policy, Ripple

Headshot of Gilbert Verdian, Founder & CEO of Quant.

Gilbert Verdian

Founder & CEO, Quant

Headshot of Jeremy Wilson, Former Vice-Chairman of Barclays.

Jeremy Wilson

Former Vice-Chairman, Barclays

Headshot of Jannah Patchay, Founder at Markets Evolution

Jannah Patchay

Founder, Markets Evolution

Phil Kenworthy, Founder at Payment Systems Consultancy

Phil Kenworthy

Founder, Payment Systems Consultancy

Lee Schneider, General Counsel at Ava Labs

Lee Schneider

General Counsel, Ava Labs

Melanie Budden, Managing Director at The Realization Group

Melanie Budden

Managing Director, The Realization Group

Jim Ford, Founder at JR Payments Consultancy Services

Jim Ford

Founder, JR Payments Consultancy Services

Victoria Thompson, Co-Founder & CEO at Orora

Victoria Thompson

Co-Founder & CEO, Orora

Headshot of Jeremy Wilson, Former Vice-Chairman of Barclays.

Jeremy Wilson

Former Vice-Chairman, Barclays

Headshot of Richard Ells, Founder & CEO at Electroneum

Richard Ells

Founder & CEO, Electroneum

Headshot of Susan Friedman, Head of Policy at Ripple

Susan Friedman

Head of Policy, Ripple

Headshot of Gilbert Verdian, Founder & CEO of Quant.

Gilbert Verdian

Founder & CEO, Quant

Headshot of Jannah Patchay, Founder at Markets Evolution

Jannah Patchay

Founder, Markets Evolution

Phil Kenworthy, Founder at Payment Systems Consultancy

Phil Kenworthy

Founder, Payment Systems Consultancy

Lee Schneider, General Counsel at Ava Labs

Lee Schneider

General Counsel, Ava Labs

Jim Ford, Founder at JR Payments Consultancy Services

Jim Ford

Founder, JR Payments Consultancy Services

Victoria Thompson, Co-Founder & CEO at Orora

Victoria Thompson

Co-Founder & CEO, Orora

David Putts, Chief Growth Officer at Billon Group

David Putts

Chief Growth Officer, Billon Group

Melanie Budden, Managing Director at The Realization Group

Melanie Budden

Managing Director, The Realization Group

Martin Hargreaves, Chief Product Officer at Quant Network

Martin Hargreaves

Chief Product Officer, Quant Network

Nick Davies, Innovation lead

Nick Davies

Innovation lead

Claire Conby, Executive Director & Chief Risk Officer at Billon Group

Claire Conby

Executive Director & Chief Risk Officer, Billon Group

John Velissarios, Global Managing Director at Accenture

John Velissarios

Global Managing Director, Accenture

James Wallis, Vice President at RippleX

James Wallis

Vice President, RippleX

Jonathan Marriott, Marketing Manager at Electroneum

Jonathan Marriott

Marketing Manager, Electroneum

Sean Devaney, Vice President of Strategy, Banking and Financial Markets at CGI

Sean Devaney

Vice President, Strategy, Banking and Financial Markets, CGI

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