More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation and partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, cybercrime, information security and digital innovation where she always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current issues. She likes engaging on social media and regularly addresses global audiences on these topics as a keynote speaker or chair person.
She is a Non-Executive Director for cyber security firm Cognosec and payments innovator Payment Gateway. She also chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia and the Global Advisory Board for the Centre for Strategic Cybercrime & Security Science and is a Founding Advisory Board Member for GiveADay UK. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Emerging Payments Association and is on the City AM FinTech Most Influential Power List. Tripwire nominated her ‘Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter’ in January 2015, CEO World Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, She is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 an is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame Alumni. She has previously worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys.