Aug 23, 2022

PIF Appoints Blackhawk Network's David Walsh to the Board of Directors

The Payments Innovation Forum (PIF), the not-for-profit organisation representing leading providers of innovative payment products and services, today announced the appointment of David Walsh, VP Original Content EMEA at Blackhawk Network, to the PIF Board of Directors. David replaces Sebastien Riccardelli who is stepping down from the board.

At Blackhawk Network (BHN), David is responsible for leading the strategic development of BHN Original Content products (multistore Gift Cards) as well as the development and launch of new Original Content Multistore Gift Cards across Europe.

“We are thrilled to welcome David to the Board”, said Diane Brocklebank, PIF Executive Director. “David’s extensive experience and understanding of the industry will be a positive addition to the current board. David’s experience will help support PIF in welcoming new opportunities and tackling challenges currently faced in the industry. We would like to thank Sebastien for his contribution to PIF during his role as board member.”

David Walsh said, “I’m delighted to be joining the board of PIF, an industry leading not-for-profit industry body. The Payment industry is currently experiencing exponential growth with new innovative products and services entering the market making it a hugely exciting industry to be part of and I look forward to working with the Board to drive it forward.” 

About Blackhawk Network 

Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment solutions through the prepaid products, technologies and network that connect brands and people. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue.

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About Payments Innovation Forum

The Payments Innovation Forum (PIF) is a not-for-profit trade body for the payments industry. 

We support and champion innovation in payments by promoting the highest possible standards of practice and compliance, educating regulators, policymakers, consumer bodies and the media to inspire legitimate confidence in the sector, and advocating for industry-positive policy that fosters innovation and competition in payments, whilst protecting the interests of consumers. 

Over the past 14 years, PIF has supported the entry and phenomenal growth of new payment services and fintech, whilst helping our members to navigate a highly regulated and increasingly complex payments ecosystem.

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