Contis’ world-class Executive Team has wide and varied expertise from challenger organisations with an excellent track record of delivering growth
Flavia AlzettaChief Executive Officer
Flavia Alzetta is the CEO of Contis. With 25 years’ leadership experience across financial services, payments, leisure, technology and consumer goods, Flavia has a proven track record of managing complex enterprises and delivering high growth in global organisations.
Prior to Contis, Flavia was the Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for GTA, a division of the Kuoni Group. She worked for American Express for 14 years, where she held several senior management positions, including General Manager of the Merchant Business in Italy and Vice President of B2B in Europe. She also worked for the Electrolux Group in Italy and Sweden where she held various positions including Head of IT and Head of Change Management.
Lee JohnstoneChief Financial Officer
Lee Johnstone has almost 20 years’ experience working in the private and public sector. He has gained extensive commercial and financial experience across multiple industries, and delivered organic and acquisitive growth in the private equity arena.
Before joining the Contis, Lee served as Group Financial Controller of Spice Plc for seven years, a £250m market capitalised FTSE 250 utility services business with annual sales of over £400m.
Lee is committed to delivering business strategy as part of a multi-disciplined team, developing and implementing financial systems and controls to manage operations, deliver results and manage risk.
Neil DelaneyChief Commercial Officer
Neil is a seasoned leader of global Sales and Marketing teams, with over 15 years’ experience in the payments and technology space.
Prior to joining Contis, Neil held senior management positions at Payzone, PayPoint, Gunnebo Group and Cybertill.
Neil has an impressive track record of delivering growth through building and maintaining strong client relationships.
Jason OllivierChief Disruption Officer
Jason brings over 20 years’ payments experience gained throughout Europe and North America.
Prior to joining the Contis, Jason was GM of Amazon’s multi-billion dollar North American Gift Card business. He has also led MasterCard’s EMEA Commercial Products division, acted as GM of American Express’ B2B Business in UK & Ireland and headed American Express’ EMEA Sales Strategy & Development function.
Jason is skilled at identifying gaps within marketplaces and helping businesses stay ahead of the curve through product development and positioning.
Sarah ColvilleChief Operating Officer
Sarah brings over 20 years’ financial services and general outsourcing experience. She is a seasoned operations leader, having managed large and diverse complex teams.
Prior to joining the Contis, Sarah worked at Williams Lea Tag (part of the DHL Group), serving as Transformation Director and as Strategic Account Director for global clients in their Financial Services division.
Sarah is highly experienced in building, scaling and leading teams, establishing and maintaining strategic client relationships and running effective operations.
Nirav BhavsarChief Technology Officer
Nirav Bhavsar is Chief Technology Officer and heads up the India centre. A post-graduate in software engineering from Gujarat University, Nirav joined Contis in May 2005 as a Project Manager and rose to the position of CTO in 2009.
Prior to joining Contis, Nirav worked in various multinational companies and gained expertise in Enterprise Architecture, SaaS, Information Security, Performance driven Systems, Disruptive Technologies, and Cloud Infrastructure.
A Fintech native, Nirav has been instrumental in scaling and enhancing the debit card processing and issuing platform to deliver on-demand customer solutions.