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Savantor appoints Craig Peden to direct major client delivery programmes

Monday, 13 February 2012

Craig Peden joins Savantor as Delivery Director
Savantor Ltd., a specialist in the provision of business and operational change to the payments industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Peden as Delivery Director.
Craig brings almost thirty years of project and programme management experience working primarily upon technology selection, outsourcing and implementation projects in the financial services sector. He has delivered major programmes for numerous clients including RBS, LloydsTSB, The Co-operative Bank, permanent tsb and AXA. He has also previously worked for a number of leading consultancies including Ernst & Young and Arthur D. Little.
Most recently, Craig was Head of the Programme Management Office for the UK government National Savings Employment Trust (NEST) established to create and operate a new nationwide pension scheme in support of pension reforms. Craig successfully managed the outsourcing and implementation of key services and the NEST pension scheme is now operational.

Geoff Durham, Executive Director of Savantor said “As Savantor celebrates its 15th year of business, it really is a great pleasure to announce Craig’s appointment. He brings consummate skills in the areas of supplier selection and business case assessment, together with proven leadership in large scale delivery management. His focus on excellence in delivery will help us further develop our business capabilities whilst maintaining our reputation for the highest standards of quality”.

“There continues to be much interest in major payment initiatives in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and across continental Europe.” added Craig, “Savantor’s extensive experience and practical approach can bring significant benefit to organisations embarking on business-critical and complex programmes.”

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