Cate Kemp

Head of UK, Ireland & Nordics, SWIFT

Cate Kemp is Head of UK, Ireland and Nordics (UKIN) at SWIFT with responsibility for SWIFT’s growth strategy in the region.

Kemp joined SWIFT in December 2018, charged with strengthening the cooperative’s key relationships in UKIN 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.

Prior to SWIFT, Kemp was Global Transaction Compliance Director and Deputy MD for Global Payments at Lloyds Banking Group – with over 25 years’ experience in delivering customer-centric payment, compliance and risk management services at the bank. 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 is based in London.