School dinner payment firm ParentPay hires PayPal executive as new boss

The Telegraph is reporting that a company whose technology is used by more than half of all British schoolchildren to pay for their lunches has hired the former PayPal UK head as its new boss. 

ParentPay, which allows parents to upload cash onto their children’s accounts for them to pay for school meals, is already used in more than 15,500 schools across the UK, making it the leading cashless system for schools across the country.

Clint Wilson, who has served as chief executive for 15 years, and is now stepping aside to become group corporate development director, said there were many things that parents were paying for, but which were not directly organised or run by the school.

Ahead of this next phase, the company has hired a new chief executive, Mark Brant, who up until recently was PayPal’s UK managing director.

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