Aidene Walsh

Aidene Walsh

MD Cardnet at Lloyds Banking Group

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

Aidene Walsh has been MD of Cardnet (a Joint Venture with First Data) and Commercial Cards at Lloyds Banking Group since 2013. In her time there, she has built a change in culture and pace around innovation in both businesses most recently delivering a payment gateway, intelligent point of sale and alternative payments in Cardnet and online servicing capability in Commercial Cards. Delivering outstanding customer experience has been a key focus for Aidene throughout her career and her success in achieving this in her businesses has been well recognised in the market. Aidene is a member of the Cardnet Board with sound knowledge of corporate governance.

Prior to joining Lloyds, Aidene worked in RBS (formerly in ABN Amro) with key highlights including building and leading a European Transaction Banking business and latterly running a global subsidiary coverage business across 35 countries. She has extensive knowledge of managing p&l’s, payments, trade finance and customer relationships from Business Banking (<£1m turnover) through to Global Corporate and Financial Institutional clients.

Aidene was one of the 100 Women to Watch in The Female FTSE Board Report 2015. She is currently in the process of building her non-executive portfolio. In her spare time, she has recently taken on role of Treasurer for British Display Society and is also the U8 Manager for her local hockey club.