Visa bolsters its Consulting and Analytics practice in Australia and New Zealand with appointment of David Peacock as local head


Peacock will be focused on building the Visa Consulting and Analytics team into the region’s leading payments advisory practice

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), the global payments technology company, has announced the appointment of David Peacock as Head of Visa Consulting and Analytics for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, commencing in March, 2019.

Visa Consulting and Analytics is a global team of several hundred payments consultants and data scientists across six continents. The team specialises in strategy, product, portfolio management, statistics, advanced analytics and machine learning, bringing decades of experience in the payments industry to bear in helping clients solve complex challenges and improve performance.

In his role, Peacock will aim to grow Visa Consulting and Analytics into the leading payments advisory practice in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. He will oversee a team providing consulting services for issuers, acquirers, merchants and fintechs, with exclusive access to insights from VisaNet, one of the largest payment networks in the world.

Peacock joined Visa in 2012 and has worked across various parts of the business including digital product development, consumer credit and senior client account management. In all of his roles, Peacock’s focus has been on transforming the way Visa works with its banking, fintech and merchant clients in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, and helping clients implement the latest strategy, design and delivery principles. This has included launching Visa Developer, Visa’s API platform, into the market, introducing co-creation and human-centred design into product development, and optimising day-to-day client relationship management.

Julian Potter, Group Country Manager for Visa in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, said: “This is a crucial time for the payments ecosystem, with consumers embracing innovation at breakneck speed and we anticipate this transformation will continue to accelerate over the coming years.

“David has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will ensure we deliver actionable business insights to our clients, the latest economic trends and proven data-driven solutions to help them understand these changes, as well as grow their businesses.”



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About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit About Visa, and @VisaNews.