Simon Eacott

Head of Payments
Natwest Group

Simon has extensive experience in the Payments industry, with expertise in strategic change programmes, cash management sales, operations and product management.

In his current role as Head of Payments for NatWest Group, Simon is responsible for setting the Groups Payments strategy including, Product and Scheme management, Operations and Innovation.

Previously the Head of Product Development & Innovation, Simon led the Payments customer centric Innovation programme together with
product/scheme responsibilities.

Prior to this role Simon was Head of Design and Franchise Delivery leading teams to deliver transformational change to meet alternative State Aid remedies with the European Commission and Her Majesty’s Treasury following the decision to stand down the divestment of Williams & Glyn.

Simon joined RBS in 1994 from HSBC where he held various leadership roles in Payments and Cash Management.

Well known and respected at industry fora, Simon is chair of the Strategic Participant Group supporting Pay.UK and has recently taken up a position as an Advisory Board member of Pennies (

Simon has two children and he is a keen cyclist and golfer as well as a long suffering fan of Yeovil Town Football Club.

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