Adyen appoints Colin Neil as UK Managing Director
- People Moves
- 24.08.2021 08:03 pm
Adyen, the payments platform of choice for the world’s leading companies, today announced the appointment of Colin Neil to Managing Director of its UK operations. Neil has been with Adyen since 2018. He previously held the role Head of Commercial (UK) and headed up the company’s office in Manchester. He will take over from Myles Dawson who is stepping down after nine years in the post.
Colin brings decades of retail experience to the role. He joined Adyen after spending more than nine years with luxury fashion house, Burberry. There he oversaw transformation projects and helped Burberry create its industry-leading unified customer experience. Prior to that, Colin spent nine years with international home improvement retailer, Kingfisher.
His experience managing change within retail will be vital as businesses in the retail, travel, and hospitality sectors look to adapt and bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.
In his new role, Colin will be charged with helping Adyen’s UK business navigate the current market disruptions and continue growth. Recent new customer wins include luxury furniture brand Loaf and Edinburgh-based heritage brand, Hunter, among others.
“I’m relishing the opportunity to take over the UK business of Adyen – it’s an organisation that I’ve loved working at for the past three years. I look forward to leading our amazing team in the UK to help merchants overcome the challenges they face recovering from the pandemic,” said Colin Neil. “It’s an honour to take over from Myles Dawson, who has been such a mainstay of Adyen, founding the UK office nine years ago. The company has continued from strength to strength and now during these challenging times we are looking at how we can be there even more for our customers and their end-users, improving the payments experience across Adyen’s core industries.”
“Colin joined us several years ago with a rich experience across the sectors in which we operate, so we know he is the best person for the job and to continue Adyen’s growth in the UK,” said Roelant Prins, CCO at Adyen. “I would also like to thank Myles Dawson for his fantastic service over the past nine years. He has been an important part of the Adyen team, growing the UK business from just one person to a team of more than 100 with offices in London and Manchester. We wish him the very best for the future.”