Russell Saunders

Managing Director, Global Payments, Lloyds Banking Group
Working Group Chair
Forum Member


Russell Saunders (Co-Chair of the Financial Crime, Data and Security Working Group) is a career banker with 20 years' experience, specialising in operations, compliance and change management. He is currently Managing Director Global Payments for Lloyds Banking Group and also a Non-Executive Director of Payments UK, SWIFT UK National Members Group and UK Payments Administration.

Russell is a strong advocate of customer led innovation in payments and has been closely involved in pan-industry programmes such Faster Payments and CASS. Russell is a member of a number Industry bodies and through this, he has worked collaboratively with peers, regulators and stakeholders to execute the strategic plans that are so important for the success of UK payments and the economy.

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