Sailesh Panchal

A people and technology leader with 30+ years of experience in financial and FinTech, in senior roles.

Retail Finance Subject Leader at GFT, leading the product development of Banking and FinTech solution delivery.

Director of Engineering Metro Bank – Leading a 1,600+ FTE function through a digital transformation, implementing Agile/SaFE Value Stream feature teams.

CTO Orwell Group – Designed and implemented the first UK combination Payments system (Faster Payments, CHAPS, SWIFT, SEPA) and distributed ledger certified for Cloud by regulators in UK and France (FCA/ACPR). Winner of 2018 FIA Award. Open Banking TPP pilot for IATA and 4 airlines.

Chief Architect: New Payments Architecture for PSR – Replacement for real-time UK Faster Payments with ISO20022

Head of Payments & Regulatory Architecture: Lloyds Banking Group – Technology sponsor for all regulatory projects at the Bank Payments Services Directive (PSD1 & PSD2), Open Banking UK technical standards lead, 5AMLD, GDPR, CRS, CASS, payM and IT Resilience and CyberDefence. Lead the payments architecture for the merger of Lloyds Bank and Halifax-HBOS and the demerger of TSB Bank. Lead for Faster Payments architecture.

CTO Travelex – Delivered a consolidated global payments capability from US, UK, to AUS,  Commercial FX Portal and Cash Ordering for UK Banks as an API.

Chief Architect (ETC) JPMorgan – Leading architecture at JPMC Glasgow technology centre and Fintech engagement at LabMorgan.