Spencer Hanlon is the Global Head of Travel Payments at Nium. Based out of London, Spencer is responsible for growing Nium’s scale and depth in the travel and transport vertical globally by consolidating its’ position as one of Europe’s earliest issuers of Virtual Cards at scale. Prior to joining Nium, Spencer held various leadership positions in British Airways over the course of a decade, during which he experienced working and living in several markets including UK, Taiwan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Israel and Turkey. He furthered his career in travel payments with almost two decades at Lufthansa’s AirPlus International where he led teams in sales, marketing, processing, operations, and customer services – culminating in a stint as Managing Director of AirPlus International based out of their headquarters in Frankfurt Germany. He joined Nium directly from Ixaris Group in 2021 where he was Chairman at the time of the acquisition. Spencer holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, is a qualified CIMA Management Accountant and certified GTD Coach.