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Cate Kemp to lead UK, Ireland and Nordics at SWIFT


Former Lloyds Banking Group director takes up senior management role at the industry cooperative

London, 13 November 2018 - Cate Kemp will join SWIFT as its Head of UK, Ireland and Nordics from Lloyds Banking Group, where she held the position of Global Transaction Compliance Director.

Kemp will take responsibility for SWIFT’s growth strategy in the region; strengthening key relationships and delivering commercial performance across its portfolio of products and services, including SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service and its suite of financial crime compliance solutions.

Javier Pérez-Tasso, Chief Executive, Americas and UK, SWIFT said: “Cate has a wealth of experience in delivering customer-centric payment, compliance and risk management services. We are excited to welcome her on board to help drive our strategy and support our customers at a time of unprecedented change in the financial industry.”

At Lloyds, Kemp led the transformation of the bank’s AML and sanctions compliance services. She was also accountable for group-wide payments policy and oversight, and was a member of the bank’s Global Payments Management Committee.

Kemp is a member of the Women in Payments group and an active inclusion and diversity sponsor and mentor. She is also a member of the Payment Systems Regulator Panel.

Kemp will take up her position in December 2018 and will be based in London.

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 About SWIFT

 SWIFT is a global member owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. While SWIFT does not hold funds or manage accounts on behalf of customers, we enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardised financial messages in a reliable way, thereby supporting global and local financial flows, as well as trade and commerce all around the world.

As their trusted provider, we relentlessly pursue operational excellence; we support our community in addressing cyber threats; and we continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Our products and services support our community’s access and integration, business intelligence, reference data and financial crime compliance needs. SWIFT also brings the financial community together – at global, regional and local levels – to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest or concern. SWIFT’s strategic five year plan, SWIFT2020, challenges SWIFT to continue investing in the security, reliability and growth of its core messaging platform, while making additional investments in existing services and delivering new and innovative solutions.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

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  • Published on 11th December 2018