Group Executive, Consulting Services
Mark Barnett is Group Executive, head of the Consulting Services business globally, which combines professional problem-solving skills with deep payments expertise to deliver consulting engagements addressing the challenges and opportunities of its clients, enhances MasterCard's strategic and tactical performance and establishes MasterCard's global thought-leadership preeminence.
In this role, Mark is responsible for all components of the Consulting business's P&L, setting the overall direction and strategy, driving business development efforts, overseeing the quality of the services Advisors Consulting delivers to MasterCard's clients and managing the talent within the practice.
Mark joined MasterCard Advisors in 2003 and has held various roles including leading Advisors in Europe from 2008 and leading the Global Strategy Practice for Advisors in 2006. He has nearly 20 years of experience either in or consulting to the retail banking and payments industry. Most of his work has been at board level for his clients either developing strategy or implementing major transformation programs.
Prior to joining Advisors, Mark led KPMG Consulting's activities in the card payments industry in Europe and built a team focusing specifically on this sector. Before consultancy, he spent five years in the in the cards and payments industry with Access & The Joint Credit Card Company and later with First Data.