Neira Jones


Independent Advisor & International Speaker, Payments | Fintech| Cybersecurity | Fraud
I advise organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) & digital innovation. With more than 20 years in financial services & technology, I believe in change through innovation & partnerships and always strive to demystify the hype surrounding current issues. I enjoy my work as a strategic board advisor and non-executive director and am also a professional speaker. I also provide coaching and training, payment security expert witness services, and help with M&As cybersecurity due diligence. I like engaging on social media & regularly address global audiences in person or virtually.
I am the 1st member of Advisory Committee for PCI-Pal, a global leader in secure payments & chair the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia. I am proud to be the National Lead for Payments at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and a friend of the Global Cyber Alliance. You'll find me on the following lists: the 2021 Fintech Weekly 100 Most Influential People in FinTech, the SC Magazine Women of influence: 30 top cybersecurity leaders 2021, the IT Security Guru 2020 Most Inspiring Women in Cyber, the Refinitiv Top 100 Influencers in Financial Services, the Planet Compliance Top 50 RegTech Influencers, the SC Magazine UK's 50 Most Influential Women in Cyber-Security 2019, the Cybersecurity Ventures Women Know Cyber 2019 (100 Fascinating Women Fighting Cybercrime), the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers in Fintech 2017. Tripwire nominated me "Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter" in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated me Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, I am the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 and am an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni. I was voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010 & have served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for 4 years. I am a British Computer Society Fellow.

I have previously worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys. My clients span industry sectors, including financial services, fintech, retail, legal, consulting, information security & technology.