Ms Walsh is an award-winning global marketeer and strategic advisor with over 25 years’ leadership experience in financial services and management consulting. Most recently, she was Chief Marketing Officer of Standard Life Aberdeen and member of the Executive Committee of the Asset Management Business. Prior to this, she held various strategic and commercial roles at Standard Life Investments, Blackrock, Merrill Lynch and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Earlier in her career, Ms Walsh was Strategy & Transformation consultant with PA Consulting where she advised blue-chip, NGOs and start-up firms, including the World Bank.
Current appointments include Vice-Chair of UN Women (UK); member of the Inclusion Advisory Board at The FA; the Integrity Committee at the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments; and the Gender Taskforce at the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Ms Walsh was named amongst Financial News' Top100 Most Influential Women in Europe (2015) and the Top 50 Most Innovative CMOs (2017).
Ms Walsh earned a first-class MBS from UCD, a BA from Trinity College Dublin and is undertaking an MSc in Behavioural Science. She has lectured in Insead and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.