Lauren Jones has over a 13 years’ experience in banking and payments. As Director of Market Development at Open Banking Exchange, she supports central banks, regulators and market infrastructures in their delivery of open banking, including standards, governance and use case design. Formally, Head of Standards at Payments UK (now Pay.UK), she was responsible for the UK’s standards policy on behalf of banks, government, and the wider industry. She was also involved in the early-stage development of Open Banking data standards in the UK. She has represented the UK market at European Payments Council and various groups within the European Central Bank, Berlin Group and SWIFT and now chairs the ISO committee on ‘Security, Financial Services’. She has also spent time advising fintechs, market infrastructures and hardware manufacturers on their payment strategy and product development.