Caitriona Whelan

Chief Commercial Officer

My journey into the payments industry started in the early 2000s when I joined Monex Financial Products (a DCC company) as General Counsel. From there, I have built my experience of that industry whilst working at MasterCard and more recently in the RBS payments business.

I have sat on a number of Boards (UK Finance Interim Board), Women in Payments Advisory Board whilst at the same time holding the position of Chair of UK Payments Administration.

I originally came to London from Ireland where I worked for Salomon Brothers and Credit Suisse.

I recently joined Payen having known the Board from the early days when it was a startup. Payen has in a very short period demonstrated how it can use new ways of working and thinking in order to bridge a gap in the payments industry.

I currently reside in Essex with my husband and cat (Zebo), and I enjoy watching rugby and sailing in my spare time.