Supporting Trusted Digital Identification and Authentication

The MIDAS Alliance’s key aim is to develop and promote an international standard for digital identification and authentication of individuals and organisations to enable them to trust each other’s online identity.

Board Members

Andrew Churchill

Andrew Churchill has over 20 years experience working in security within Government, Industry and Academia, in particular cyber security and financial crime, leading the UK cyber crime task force, and as subject matter expert on a European Union cyber crime and terrorism programme.

He is currently Standards Director for MIDAS (Mobile ID/Authentication Standards) Alliance, lead author of the British Standards Institute Digital Identification & Authentication Code of Practice, and Digital Innovation Director for TISA, a UK financial services association, where he leads the industry Digital ID pilot, KYC passport, and Data Protection Code of Conduct. He also researches vulnerabilities and security solutions, specialising in payment and identity systems.

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan is a strategist with substantial experience in product management and communication for technology companies. He has a broad background in payments, networking and telecommunications, real-time systems, security, encryption and authentication. He is a member of the Payment Strategy Forum – Financial Crime, Data & Security Working Group and has been a Director at Experian working of product and strategy for the past nine years.

Specialties: Product lifecycle management, HSM and smartcard, industry liaison, ATM, evangelism, competitive analysis, proposition prioritisation, requirements management, OFT anti-competition review, pricing, P&L, public relations, crisis management.

Misha Cilliers

Misha is a senior professional with 22 years experience in payments ranging from DIGITAL PAYMENTS, FRAUD MANAGEMENT, ECOMMERCE to M-COMMERCE and other related services. Founder of Payment Options Limited – online and mobile payments consultancy; and an Associate at Consult Hyperion.
Previously at Datacash as an executive board member heading Strategy, Innovation, Partnerships and Marketing and earlier at Global Collect building and growing Partnerships and Alliances and at CyberSource developing European markets and widening the payment product portfolio. Five years at Microsoft driving payments in the EMEA region as well as providing strategic direction to the Management in the USA. Prior to that ten years at Visa International, across variety of roles from Relationship Management to Business Development in new digital payment technologies (smart cards and vbv); working with multinational banks, processors, vendors and professional forums within Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mark King

Mark spent a decade as GCHQ’s rep on the security techniques standards committee at BSI, worked on OECD Guidelines and the European signature directive, and chaired various international groups, including NATO PKI. After early retirement he has been a part-time consultant on private sector support to pubic sector activities requiring identification or authentication. In his spare time he writes A level exams for Cambridge.