Neira Jones, Head of Payment Security, Barclaycard
With more than 20 years Financial Services experience, I have successfully directed many large change programmes, & been instrumental in the launch of new products/ services (e.g. Mortgages, Debit and Credit Cards, Investments, General Insurance, Business Banking) as well as managing Process Reengineering consultancy teams.
Currently Head of Payment Security at Barclaycard, I am responsible for security compliance of circa 100,000 customers and their third parties. Our sustained dedication resulted in my team scooping up two awards at the Feb. 2012 Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference (MPE, formerly ECAF) for "Data Security" & "Merchants". In April 2011, my team won the Information Security Team of the Year award from SC Magazine & I was inducted to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. Other awards include the 2010 European Card Acquiring Forum (ECAF) award for Data Security (PCI DSS) and in October 2010, I was voted number 4 of the top 10 most influential people in infosec in the UK by SC Magazine and ISC2. In addition, I have been on the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors since 2009.
Past achievements included:
•Managed the programme to launch of streamlined straight through Mortgage Process Platform for Abbey for Intermediaries. Achieved in 10 months.
•Managed the programme to centralise Mortgage Underwriting from a network of 700 branches to one centralised area. Achieved in 9 months.
•Managed the programme to support the insourcing of the Abbey credit card from MBNA and implementation of the new Santander platform. Also managed the migration of the existing debit card to the new Santander platform.
•Other programmes in my portfolio included all people/ process & technology aspects of the following: Investments, Business Banking, General Insurance, International & Domestic Payments.