Welcoming Neil as the new IPS Chairman, Petar comments: “I am delighted that IPS have been able to secure Neil and Mark to take the business to the next level, scaling to provide a community that ensures no-one gets left behind in the fight against financial criminals. Neil’s operational leadership as Skype scaled to over a billion users, and subsequent portfolio roles in the board room, marked him out as the standout appointment during the search for my successor as Chairman.”
On joining IPS, Neil Ward comments: “Thanks to Petar and the board IPS has a vision for customers that is truly iconic. The digital world order now requires us as citizens to be protected in every media platform we engage with and IPS’s goal is to stay ahead of the threatscape and make telephony, internet, and web economy transactions safe and secure for all. I am proud to join a terrific and well-established brand and continue the journey of growth together.”
As a sign of the growing ambition of IPS to provide simple, straightforward solutions that stop you being scammed, Mark Nichols will also join the company as CEO and active member of the IPS board.
Mark Nichols comments: “From Charlie Shakeshaft’s founding principles, IPS has made a fantastic start in activating individuals to take a more active role in protecting their privacy and data. I am delighted have joined the business at this key moment in its evolution with the objectives of growing the community, building a compelling experience, and providing a platform that puts our members in control of their unique data assets.”
Being member-led, IPS is committed to simplifying and democratising the tools and knowledge needed to defend against financial criminals’ intent on defrauding individuals across the UK. Both Neil and Mark bring with them experience in scaling globally recognised brands, with communities of significant scale, and are long-term champions of Customer 1st operating models as the fuel for sustainable growth.