Alison Pain

Northern Trust

Chief Technology Officer
Northern Trust

Alison Pain joined Northern Trust in January 2020 as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Global Technology Services in EMEA. She also holds a regulatory role as part of the Senior Managers Regime (SMF24), acting as the technology interface into the PRA and FCA. As CTO, she is responsible for helping develop and drive the Technology strategy across EMEA while ensuring business requirements and strategy are understood and delivered.
Alison has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles with UK Financial Services organizations across both Infrastructure and Application Development teams. Before joining Northern Trust, Alison spent four years at Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director. She held multiple senior roles, including Global Head of Backup & Storage and Global CIO for End-User Computing. Previously, Alison worked at Goldman Sachs for 11 years as an EVP and Senior Engineer. She held multiple senior operational and transformation positions and was the only Global Head of a technology function based outside the US. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she worked at other financial service organizations, including Barclays and RBS. Alison holds a BA (Hons) from Greenwich University in Humanities and an MBA from Southbank University.

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