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Savantor announces new Managing Director

Savantor, a specialist consultancy providing strategic, business and technical expertise to the payment and banking industry is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Managing Director, Craig Oldroyd. Geoff Durham, Savantor’s founder and outgoing MD, will continue to support the business as a Non-Executive Director.

Craig comes to the role with over 30 years’ experience in the card and payments industry. Prior to commencing his consultancy work with Savantor in 2015, Craig held senior roles at Citigroup, Alliance & Leicester, Telefonica and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. With significant experience in acquiring, issuing, digital and mobile payments and third party processing, his recent experience with Savantor has been advising international clients who are undertaking large scale transformation programmes centred around new platform implementations and portfolio migrations.

Craig Oldroyd, Managing Director of Savantor said “I am delighted to take up the position of Managing Director. Over the 10 years I have known Geoff and the Savantor organisation, initially as a customer but more recently as a Principal Consultant, I have always been impressed with the breadth and depth of experience that the organisation has within its Consultant network, the way in which it conducts business and the significant value that it delivers to its clients. Looking to the future, I am excited to have the opportunity to build upon the great reputation that Savantor has within the industry, evolving our consultancy and recruitment services and continuing to exceed our clients’ expectations.”  

Geoff Durham, Non-Executive Director of Savantor said, “After over 20 years managing the growth and development of Savantor, it is time for me to place the company into Craig’s extremely capable hands. It has been a tremendous privilege to work closely with so many large and small banks and other clients in the UK, across Europe and further afield. Savantor has always focused on providing our clients with highly qualified and committed specialists. I would like to thank all of our consultants for their loyalty, integrity and professionalism over the years. I look forward to supporting Craig and the Savantor team as they further develop the company, delivering service excellence to existing and new clients.”

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