3/6/2012 12:05:29 PM
Pinder appointed new Phonepayplus chair
Former Government e-envoy Andrew Pinder will join payments regulator PhonepayPlus as its new chairman from 1 June.
He will join following the completion of Sir Alistair Graham's six-year term of office. Pinder served under Tony Blair when he was appointed e-envoy in 2000. His responsibilities included co-ordinating the Government's e-strategy. He has also worked for the Inland Revenue, Citibank and been engaged in a number of new technology start-ups.
The appointment of the chairman is subject to approval by Ofcom. The regulator's chair Colette Bowe said: 'I am certain that Andrew will be a worthy successor to Sir Alistair. We at Ofcom very much look forward to working with him as we move into a period of fast-changing developments in the premium rate payments landscape.'
Pinder added: 'As the digital economy grows I will work with consumer groups, industry and Ofcom to ensure that the expertise that PhonepayPlus has, especially in developing trust in the payments for digital content, is put to good effect. Without trust, consumers and industry alike will both lose a valuable opportunity at the heart of the UK digital economy.'
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