Neil Harris is the Group Chief Commercial Officer at Global Processing Services (GPS), an industry-leading issuer processor that provides payment technology and alternative banking solutions to programme managers and the largest Fintechs and ‘next generation’ banks globally.
With over 18 years of experience in the payments industry, Neil’s key focus has been on driving positive change within the payments industry, initiating collaboration between influential peers to support financial inclusion initiatives and building customer success by delivering added value through his extensive knowledge of the payment space and emerging technologies.
As founding Chair of the Inclusion Foundation, Neil is part of the leading taskforce that has developed a new industry kitemark, education materials and comparison services. The Foundation is a Not for Profit Social Enterprise and with a mission is to unite the 1.23 million unbanked and the 13 underserved adults in the UK with the financial services that are right for them and their needs.
In 2020, Neil was recognised for his contributions to the industry as the Industry Contributor of the year at the Emerging Payments Awards and was awarded the Payments Pioneer Award by the Payments Awards. In 2021, Neil was awarded the Paytech Leadership Award, 2021.