PURCHASE, NY—Mastercard has appointed Christine Elliott as executive vice president, global communications. Reporting to Raja Rajamannar, the company’s chief marketing and communications officer, Elliott will oversee corporate, internal, external and digital communications.

She joins from S&P Global, where she served as chief communications officer, responsible for all communication activities for brands including JD Power, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Prior to S&P, she spent 13 years at American Express, starting as director of corporate affairs and ending her tenure with the company as chief communications officer for American Express Global Business Travel.

Elliott has a news background, having spent six years as a producer at ABC News.

According to Rajamannar, “Mastercard has been on a transformational journey—one rooted in innovation around new ways to pay, and in the curation of exceptional consumer experiences unlocked by using Mastercard. Her knowledge of the payments industry, coupled with her media background will bring great perspective.”