PhonepayPlus chief executive resigns


George Kidd has resigned as cheif executive of phone paid service regulator PhonepayPlus after eight years in charge.

Kidd will leave his position on October 31, and be replaced by Paul Whitening, currently director of policy and innovation, as acting chief executive until a successor is found.

Chairman of PhonepayPlus Alister Graham said: “It is with great regret that I accept his resignation. No one has done more to build trust in the fast-moving market for phone paid services.”

Kidd said: “New challenges emerge every day. Now is the right time for the board to appoint a new chief executive who will be able to face these challenges from a position of strength.

“I am immensely proud of the work PhonepayPlus has done to make sure both consumers and businesses receive a fair deal.”