EML Payments hires curated industry expert Emma Shand as MD and CEO

Emma Shand, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at EML Payments

Global technology company EML Payments Limited welcomed Emma Shand as Managing Director and CEO, effective immediately. This follows the resignation of Tom Cregan.

What does Emma bring in her new role at EML?

Emma Shand is a highly successful executive with 25 years’ global experience in technology, capital markets and diversified financial services across 30 countries. This includes over 16 years in senior management roles with United States-based market leader Nasdaq.

Emma has deep executive experience in various operating and technology environments and diverse cultural settings. She has worked within highly regulated markets, governments and disruptive organisations across various sectors. In light of EML Payments’ significant European business, Ms. Shand will dedicate substantive time and presence in Europe.

Commenting on the hire, Peter Martin, EML’s Chairman, said ”This is an exciting time of opportunity for EML, and Emma has an ideal set of attributes to lead the firm into the future. Emma will provide highly professional leadership through a period of very rapid change.”

Peter Martin added, ”Emma has served as an EML Board of Directors member since September 2021. She brings a deep appreciation of the exciting growth opportunities ahead for EML in a world rapidly transitioning to digital payments. Importantly, she has a very impressive track record initiating and overseeing complex, transformational change.”

What are Emma’s thoughts on the new role?

Commenting on the new role, Emma Shand said ”I am impressed by the dedication and commitment of the EML team and am excited to lead EML’s pursuit of payments innovation, integrity and delivery of outstanding payment experiences to our global customers.”

Mr. Martin added ”We all owe a real vote of thanks to Tom Cregan, who has been an integral part of the EML growth story for over a decade. He has tirelessly led the company from a small tech business in Australia to a diversified payments leader operating in 32 countries.”

“EML has been an exciting growth story of rapid expansion, not without challenges. Without Tom’s deep payments knowledge, drive and commitment, EML would not be what it is.”