Neira Sophie Jones

Neira Sophie Jones

Independent Advisor, International Speaker, Chairman, Payments, Risk, Cybercrime
 

Currently employed at Barclaycard, Ensygnia, Bankinfosecurity, Global Advisory Board, The Analogies Project, Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS), Payments, Risk, Cybercrime, Digital Innovation

Previous: Accourt, Barclaycard, PCI Security Standards Council, Banco Santander, Abbey, Oracle Corp

 

    Summary

    More than 20 years in financial services made me believe in change through innovation and partnerships. I'm privileged enough to be regularly invited to advise organisations at board level and address global audiences on payments, risk, information security and business turnaround. I strive to demystify risk and raise cybercrime awareness whilst promoting digital innovation. I chair the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia, the Global Advisory Board for Centre for Strategic Cybercrime & Security Science. I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society and I was on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for 4 years. Accourt received the FSTech Payments Team of The Year Award in November 2013 whilst I was a partner there. Merchant Payments Ecosystem nominated me Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013. I received the FStech April 2013 Compliance Project of the Year & Anti-fraud/Security Strategy of the Year award, the 2012 SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year award and I was inducted to the InfoSecurity Europe 2011 Hall of Fame. I have directed many global change programmes, launched new products/services & managed process reengineering practices and I have worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys. I'm a bit of a geek and I love cars... I am always looking for the next challenge. Specialties: Public Speaking, Blogging, Mentoring, Business Development, Digital Engagement, Business Turnaround, Business Transformation, Risk Management, Payments, Mobile Payments, Alternative Payments, Information Security, Fraud, Change Management, Organisational Change, Partnership Development, Process Improvement, PCI DSS, Compliance, Cloud Security, Merchant Services, Start-ups, Governance, Management Consultancy, Financial Services, Social Media, Identity

Experiences

Chairman of the Advisory Board

At Ensygnia

From August 2013 to Present
Ensygnia (www.ensygnia.com) is a mobile payments, log-in and authentication company which allows any connected device with a camera to interact and transact with any connected device with a screen. The company raised a total of $3.3m in its seed funding stages. As well as its investing management...
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Board of Advisers

At Bankinfosecurity

From February 2013 to Present
 

Director, Payment Security & Fraud

At Barclaycard

From February 2013 to Present
As before, with added responsibility for fraud products business development.
 

Book Contributor

At The Analogies Project

From May 2012 to Present
The world's first project curating stories, analogies and metaphors, from around the globe, across cultures and industry sectors, acting as a reminder to society of the compelling case for information security at work and in our day to day lives. The Analogies Project has a clear mission: to tackle...
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Chairman

At Global Advisory Board

From May 2012 to Present
Global Advisory Board at The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS) http://www.cscss.org/ (Not For Profit) CSCSS focuses on research and development in cyberspace, cyber-science, and cyber-security to find strategic insights and solutions.
 

Chairman, Cybercrime Advisory Board

At Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS)

From March 2012 to Present
 

Independent Advisor, International Speaker, Chairman

At Payments, Risk, Cybercrime, Digital Innovation

From July 2008 to Present
More than 20 years in financial services made me believe in change through innovation & partnerships. I’m privileged enough to be regularly invited to advise organisations at board level and address global audiences on payments, risk, information security and business turnaround. I strive to...
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Partner, Accourt

At Accourt

From June 2013 to January 2014
to the payments industry. Whilst a partner there, I managed the Risk & Digital practice, bringing a unique and holistic perspective to all aspects of risk management, encompassing information security, fraud and its implication on traditional and digital commerce and engagement.
 

Director

At Barclaycard

From August 2009 to May 2013
Payment Security & Fraud at Barclaycard (3 years 4 months) Barclays Group Finalist for Women of the Year Awards across 40 countries, 1500 nominees, 18 finalists and 3 nominees in the "Innovation Champion" category. To drive Payment Security best practice internally for Barclaycard Payment...
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Board of Advisors

At PCI Security Standards Council

From May 2009 to May 2013
The PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors is composed of representatives of Participating Organizations. This cross-industry group is chartered to ensure that all voices are heard in the on-going development of PCI security standards, with representation from across the payment chain --...
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Head of Payment Security

At Barclaycard

From August 2009 to February 2013
Barclays Group Finalist for Women of the Year Awards across 40 countries, 1500 nominees, 18 finalists and 3 nominees in the "Innovation Champion" category. To drive Payment Security best practice internally for Barclaycard Payment Acceptance and externally in the industry (i.e. customers, partners,...
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Interim Head of Products

At Barclaycard

From March 2011 to June 2011
Interim position during restructuring, covering merchant products for the UK, including POS, Value Added Services, etc.
 

Head of Products

At Barclaycard

From March 2011 to June 2011
Ensured smooth transition of the UK POS & Value-Added Services team to the new structure. During this time, I established new communication/dissemination processes.
 

Programme Director

At Barclaycard

From July 2008 to August 2009
Responsible for the deployment of the PCI DSS standard for the Barclaycard merchant portfolio (circa 95,000) as well as Barclaycard's own infrastructure compliance.
 

Programme Director

At Barclaycard

From July 2008 to August 2009
Responsible for the deployment of the PCI DSS standard for all of Barcalycard merchants (circa 95,000 merchants) as well as Barclaycard's own infrastructure compliance.
 

Senior Programme Manager

At Banco Santander

From February 2006 to July 2008
With the introduction of Partenon at Abbey, I wanted to be at the forefront of this major programme and initiated a move to Organisation & Business Architecture. I have since implemented the 1st delivery for the Standardised Risk Programme (SRP) for Mortgages across all channels (2006), which also...
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Senior Programme Manager

At Banco Santander

From February 2006 to July 2008
I wanted to be at the forefront of the major migration programme from Abbey to Santander infrastructure & implemented the 1st delivery for the Standardised Risk Programme for Mortgages across all channels (2006), which led to the centralisation of mortgage underwriting. Deliveries for 2007 included:...
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Improvement & Innovation Manager

At Abbey

From 1997 to 2006
Business Process Reengineering & Technology Innovation - Retail Banking Internal consulting practice management of 35 consultants across the UK
 

Systems Strategy & Planning Manager

At Abbey

From 1995 to 1997
Honours and Awards Top Chief Security Officers (CSOs) to Follow on Twitter
 

Skills

 
  • Alternative Payments
  • Blogging
  • Business Development
  • Business transformation
  • Business turnaround
  • Change management
  • Cloud Security
  • Compliance
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Langues parlées

 
  • French
  • English

Centres d'intérêt

 
  • antiques
  • fast cars