Amy Neale

Vice President, Start Path Global Lead;

Amy Neale is Vice President at Mastercard Labs where she is responsible for the award-winning ‘Start Path’ startup engagement program. She leads a global team to identify, mentor and partner with leading later stage startups, connecting them with Mastercard and our customers to create breakthrough solutions. 
Amy joined Mastercard in 2015, bringing 15 years’ experience in technology commercialization. Prior to joining Mastercard, she was part of the founding team and Director of Communications at the National Digital Research Centre in Ireland, a centre of excellence for University spin out companies and research with industry. 

Amy also worked with Universities in the UK to develop commercial engagements and technology transfer, including her role as Head of Business Development at Queen Mary University of London. Here she led a team to identify commercially viable research from across the University and develop engagement programs with businesses of all sizes. 
Amy was recently recognized in the Global Corporate Venturing Rising Stars Top 100. Amy has a PhD in computational linguistics from Cardiff University, has been a visiting lecturer at Maynooth University, Ireland and is a published academic.