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.