Gayle Lacey has been with the HSBC Group for the last 17 years; working in the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Latin America, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Gayle is currently the UK Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Banking. HSBC UK Commercial Banking supports businesses of all sizes across the UK; with over a million customers and a PBT of c.GBP1.5bn. Gayle is also on the board of Vizolution, a growing UK Fintech. Gayle graduated from Bath University in the UK with a B.Sc. in International Management. Gayle describes herself as a Francophile and has a home in the South West of France, where she goes to relax and escape the city life.