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Eftpos Australia chairman Leigh Clapham. Eftpos Australia chairman Leigh Clapham. Supplied

Payments provider Eftpos has appointed former Mastercard Australia and New Zealand chief Leigh Clapham as chairman.

Clapham replaces former chairman, Vickki McFadden, who stepped down from the role in March 2018.

As well as previously running Mastercard in Australia and New Zealand, Clapham also held several senior roles in Mastercard across Europe.

Clapham is currently serving as non executive director with Optal Limited, an unlisted public company specialising in B2B payments, and is also non executive chairman of Hong Kong based Optal Asia.

eftpos CEO, Stephen Benton, said Clapham brought strong governance and a very commercial approach to the role of chairman.

Commenting on his appointment, Clapham said: “I believe eftpos plays a critical role in the dynamic Australian payments landscape, with significant potential to provide even greater value to the holders of our current 46 million eftpos enabled cards.  

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the eftpos board in supporting Stephen and his management team in achieving our ambitious targets.”


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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).


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