Cashflows, a platform that aims to make it easy for merchants to accept payments, has appointed Hannah Fitzsimons as CEO.

Fitzsimons joins following more than 15 years at Elavon, where she rose to the position of president and GM for Europe. Prior to that she held senior positions at Citi Bank and Natwest. 

She will focus on cementing Cashflows’ position as a payments provider for underserved SMEs, committed to delivering the highest quality service and latest technology solutions in line with business’ changing needs. 

The hire follows the appointment of Simon Haslam, previously group CEO at Network International, as chairman in September. 

“The payments industry is at such an exciting point in its evolution and companies like Cashflows are leading the charge by fostering innovation to push the boundaries of what’s possible for businesses and consumers alike,” said Fitzsimons. 

“Cashflows has all the ingredients needed to capitalise on this moment – proprietary technology, fantastic customers and partners, and most importantly, a highly skilled and ambitious team. 

“I look forward to working with them all, to shape the future of the business, and the industry as a whole.”

Haslam said: “Hannah is highly respected in the payments industry. She brings a huge amount of experience and energy which will be invaluable as we continue to scale Cashflows as a leading force in the evolution of payments. 

“But more than that, she is committed to promoting the positive and diverse working culture that has been so important to Cashflows’ continued success. People are at the heart of Hannah’s approach to business, with her focus on the customer surpassed only by her dedication to her colleagues. 

“We are delighted to welcome her and look forward to her coming onboard.”