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Wonga Group appoints Chief Financial Officer

Published 16th January 2017

Wonga Group appoints Chief Financial Officer

Wonga Group today announces that Joanna Baker has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and will join the company in April this year.

Baker joins Wonga from Worldpay, the FTSE 100 payments processing company, where she was CFO of the UK business.

Before joining Worldpay, Baker spent more than a decade at Barclaycard and Barclays Group, where she held a number of roles including CFO of Barclaycard Global Business Solutions, Head of Strategy and Planning, Barclays Corporate, and as Head of Group Corporate Development.

Baker will succeed Paul Miles who is leaving Wonga to join GVC, the sports betting and gaming group.

Joanna Baker said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Wonga. I very much look forward to supporting the company’s ambitions as a responsible business in the financial services industry and building on the great work done by the new management team.”

Tara Kneafsey, Group Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Jo brings almost two decades of valuable customer-focused experience in financial services and will be a great addition to the team as we continue on the path to sustainable, responsible and profitable growth. We very much look forward to welcoming her into the business.

“I would like to thank Paul Miles for the vital role he has played over the last two years as we have put the foundations in place to return Wonga to growth.”


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