Dax Grant

Following her previous positions as Director of Technology and Operations in a range of sectors, Dax has been appointed as Global Head of Operations, COO working for a global financial services company. Dax was previously Director for Service Operations at Macmillan, responsible for the operational aspects of the function together with ensuring effective technology infrastructure implementation. Dax has worked in a number of senior operational, technology and commercial positions ranging from niche financial services companies to established global banks and charitable organisations.

Following a number of years at Barclays Dax was appointed MD/Head of Personal Lending for Santander where Dax was responsible for integration of Santander, Abbey and Cahoot lending businesses. Dax was also responsible for digitisation in Barclaycard Business and more latterly at Visa Inc. where she became European Director of Technology and Business Operations, accountable for the bringing together operational and technology elements of the acquisition.

Dax began her time in technology at IBM whilst attaining a Bachelors degree in Economics from Cambridge. During her time in technology Dax ignited a passion for digitisation in a data driven world, working with Fin Techs, technology incubators and international payments organisations to deliver global payments technologies. Dax also became an alumnus of Cranfield Business School following completion of an MBA.

In parallel, Dax has continued work in a non-executive and advisory capacity supporting CEOs and technology leaders within a variety of sectors, mentoring global charitable leaders and providing advisory services through the Cranfield Trust. Dax is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, recognised for her proactivity in supporting both society and local community. This includes continued fundraising support to build science, technology and sports facilities for a local Buckinghamshire school