Samantha Emery, Swift

Samantha Emery

Payments Industry & Development Director, Lloyds Banking Group, United Kingdom - Deputy Chair of the Swift Board of Directors

Swift Director since 2022. Samantha joined LBG in 2021 and is responsible for leading the strategic direction on payments, including driving payments strategy, fostering payments partnerships and managing the Group’s external relationships across the payments industry and regulators. Samantha also delivers enterprise-wide services including domestic and international payments settlement, liquidity and scheme management, payments design consultancy, and payments policy compliance.

Previously, Samantha held roles at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), leading both payments supervision and the regulator’s globally recognised fintech agenda. Prior to this, Samantha held several senior positions at NatWest/RBS in Global Transaction Services (GTS) leading on digital innovation, strategy design, transformation, and regulatory change. A constant theme throughout her career has been driving progress on inclusion, diversity and allyship. Samantha sits on various industry Boards and also provides advisory services to key industry partners.