Swift has appointed Cate Kemp as its head of UK, Ireland and Nordics. She joins from Lloyds Bank, where she held the position of global transaction compliance director.

Starting at Swift in London next month, Kemp will take responsibility for the company’s growth strategy in the region, strengthening key relationships and delivering commercial performance across its portfolio of products and services. This includes Swift’s global payments innovation (gpi) service and suite of financial crime compliance solutions.

Kemp replaces Stephen Gilderdale, who was appointed to Swift’s executive committee as chief platform officer in October 2017. Vikesh Patel served as acting head of UK, Ireland and Nordics in the interim, and now returns to his previously held position in global relationship management.

“Cate has a wealth of experience in delivering customer-centric payment, compliance and risk management services,” says Javier Pérez-Tasso, Swift’s chief executive of Americas and UK.

Kemp joined Lloyds Bank in 2008, and led the transformation of the bank’s anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance services. She was also accountable for the group’s payments policy and oversight and was a member of its global payments management committee.