PayAlly Names New COO

January, 2023

James Clancey

James Clancey, a financial services operations professional with over 25 years’ experience, has joined PayAlly as Chief Operating Officer. Tasked to lead the next phase of growth, James will help reevaluate and implement business strategies, new business plans and processes. “I am excited to be joining PayAlly at the start of an exciting period of growth and development. I look forward to supporting this firm to reach its new objectives, launch exciting new products and to serve our clients to the highest standards with such a loyal and experienced team around me.”

James started his career at the City of London Police where he rose from being a Detective Constable in their overseas anti-corruption unit to becoming Detective Inspector specializing in international fraud and money laundering investigations. Among the many highlights in his stint as a public officer, that spanned over a decade, was creating and leading specialist investigations for the Home Office around money laundering & investment fraud. He also led a team that included stakeholders from the National Crime Agency, Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office and Home Office. He then moved to work at the Royal Bank of Scotland as Global Head of their Special Interest Clients group. He also spent a couple of years each at Commerzbank AG as Head of Non Financial Risk, and at Ebury as Global Head of Financial Crime Operations, later becoming Group Head of Operations.

PayAlly’s CEO Rafal Andzejevski comments, “I am very pleased that James has joined our team. He will bring structure and governance into the company and make us more effective and competitive. I am certain that this will be a fruitful cooperation which will lead to growth and maturity for the company.”