News: Digital Identity Net appoints former NatWest Group Senior Manager as new COO

Press Release: 19 January 2021

Digital Identity Net appoints former NatWest Group Senior Manager as new COO

Stuart Kempster, former NatWest Banking Group Senior Manager, joins innovative digital identity company as they rollout OneID® service in the UK.  

LONDON – 19 January 2021 – Digital Identity Net (digiidnet.co.uk), the innovative digital identity company connecting consumers, banks and businesses, today announced the appointment of Stuart Kempster as Chief Operating Officer. Stuart joins the executive team, reporting to CEO Martin Wilson.  

Stuart will have overall responsibility for product development, technology and customer services, security and operations at Digital Identity Net. He will oversee the rollout of the OneID® digital identity service in the UK ahead of full commercial launch later this year.  

Stuart joins with immediate effect from NatWest Banking Group, where he served as Programme Director and product owner for the UK Domestic Payment schemes, such as BACS and Faster Payments for nearly five years. Stuart was responsible for the successful delivery of Confirmation of Payee to NatWest Group retail, private and commercial customers, helping to protect over 16 million people from Authorised Push Payment scams. Prior to NatWest, he served as a Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HP Defence).

“Stuart’s extensive experience in leading technology and service delivery teams will be invaluable as we progress with the launch of OneID®, the ground-breaking digital identity solution for the UK,” said Martin Wilson, CEO of Digital Identity Net. “I am very pleased that he is joining our leadership team and I look forward to working with Stuart and to the contribution he will make to the business.”

“I am very excited to be joining the leadership team at Digital Identity Net as we launch OneID® to the UK,” said Stuart. “I am extremely impressed with the innovation and progress already made and keen to help deliver the many business and social benefits that a trusted digital identity solution will make to UK Citizens, especially in today’s uncertain and challenging times.”

OneID® is a unique bank-supported digital identity solution currently in pilot prior to its planned launch later this year.


About Digital Identity Net
Digital Identity Net is an innovative digital identity platform connecting consumers, banks and businesses.  The OneID® solution provides a simple and frictionless online onboarding process for businesses, dramatically simplifying the customer sign-up journey and combating fraud. OneID® enables everyone to manage their online identities, simplifying and securing their digital lives. Find out more at digiidnet.co.uk.    

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