Icon Solutions Strengthens and Expands Board of Directors

8 January 2021

11th January 2021 –  Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and consultancy services, has today announced the appointment of Alastair Brown to its Board of Directors. Alastair is the second addition to Icon’s Board since securing strategic investment from J.P. Morgan, joining Sara Castelhano, EMEA Head of Payments, Digital and Solutions, J.P. Morgan Wholesale Payments, and Icon Founders Ben Hallifax, Tom Kelleher and Darren Capehorn.

Alastair brings more than 20 years’ experience across banking, payments and data. He held a range of senior technology and business roles at RBS, including CIO of International Banking, before being appointed CEO at Lombard Risk Management. He is currently Executive Chairman at DTSQUARED, an independent data consultancy, and also serves as a Board Advisor to SaaScada.

“Alastair’s extensive experience applying and scaling technology solutions to accelerate digital initiatives perfectly complements our vision for the years ahead,” comments Tom Kelleher, Co-Founder and Commercial Director at Icon. “This will prove invaluable as we work to drive forward our innovation roadmap and support banks in transforming payments from cost-burden to revenue driver. And with the opportunities and challenges presented by data-driven payments an increasingly key consideration, Alastair’s deep expertise will help build and strengthen our strategic offering in this area.”

Icon is a leading global provider of payments technology and expertise, with a proven track record developing, implementing and running innovative, mission critical transaction banking solutions. Icon is the creator of IPF: a cloud native, highly cost-effective and collaborative payments platform that combines open source technology with light-weight integration.

Alastair adds: “Strategic investment from J.P. Morgan is both testament to Icon’s achievements to date, and an enormous opportunity for the future. I am immensely pleased to be supporting Icon’s journey and helping banks realise the huge potential of payments.”

Learn more about how Icon is transforming payments.


About Icon Solutions

Icon Solutions empowers banks and payment service providers to realise the potential of payments in the real-time, 24/7, open, data-driven world. It combines unique IT and engineering expertise with deep payments knowledge to accelerate payments transformation, dramatically reducing costs while delivering innovative new customer experiences, increased agility and resilience.

Clients include leading international institutions such as BNP Paribas, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group.