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Nuala Walsh

Position: Behavioral Scientist | CEO MindEquity | Non-Executive Director | Investments | TEDx Speaker

United Kingdom


Talks about

#culture, #reputation, #decisionmaking, and #humanbehaviour

Nuala Walsh Bio

Nuala Walsh is a distinguished Independent Non-Executive Director (INED), behavioral scientist, author, lecturer, TEDx speaker, and an award-winning former Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in the investments sector. As the CEO of MindEquity today, she offers invaluable guidance to Fortune 500 companies, specializing in reputation management, culture transformation, strategic communications, and behavioral change.

Nuala's impressive portfolio includes board appointments in the fields of sports, non-profit organizations, and business:

  • President, Harvard Club of Ireland: Leading the esteemed Harvard Club of Ireland.
  • Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, Global Association of Behavioral Scientists: A founding member of the world's first association dedicated to promoting ethical practices in behavioral science.
  • Council Member, the Football Association: Active involvement in the English football governing body, working towards reducing discrimination and advising on culture change.
  • Ex-Vice-Chair, UN Women (UK): A key contributor to promoting human rights through advocacy and awareness.
  • Advisor, World Athletics: Providing strategic insights on equality, diversity, and inclusion across 214 global Member Federations.
  • Advisor, JD Haspel executive search: Contributing to a leading global Executive Search firm focused on Financial Services.
  • Advisor, Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments: Offering expertise in the finance industry.
  • Trustee, the Innocence Project: Serving the noble cause of finding justice for wrongly accused incarcerated individuals.
  • Ex-INED, TS Lombard Research: Previous experience as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
  • INED, Basketball Ireland: Contributing to the development of basketball in Ireland.

With a career spanning over three decades at FTSE-50 investment companies including Blackrock, Merrill Lynch, and Standard Life Investments, Nuala's journey began with PA Consulting Group, including a one-year World Bank assignment to Tanzania. Her remarkable achievements have earned her a place among Dow Jones' FTTop 100 Most Influential Women in Finance.

Nuala's commitment to knowledge sharing is evident through guest lectures at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Kennedy School, London School of Economics, University of Greenwich, Texas A&M, and INSEAD. Her perspectives are sought after by prominent publications like Psychology Today, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., BBC, and Fox News.

She is also a Contributing Author to "Inspirational Investing." Nuala's enlightening TEDx Talk on "How to Overcome Indecision" has garnered attention and can be viewed here.


  • Founder CEO, MindEquity: Leading MindEquity, a business specializing in Reputation Management, Culture Change, Behavioral Analytics, Communications, and Leadership Decision-Making since September 2018.
  • President, Harvard Club of Ireland: Holding the position of President since May 2021.
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, The British & Irish Lions: Serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director since April 2023.
  • Vice-Chair, Inclusion Advisory Board & Council Member, The Football Association: Contributing to English football's efforts to reduce discrimination and advise on culture change since 2017.
  • Board of Trustees, Innocence Project: Involved in finding justice for wrongly-accused incarcerated individuals since July 2021.
  • Non-Executive Director, Basketball Ireland: Serving as a Non-Executive Director since June 2022.
  • Non-Executive Director, Global Association of Applied Behavioural Scientists (GAABSGAABS): A Founding Member and Non-Executive Director at the world's first association for practitioners of behavioral science since September 2020.
  • Contributor, Forbes: Contributing to Forbes since July 2021.
  • Columnist, Psychology Today: Writing columns for Psychology Today since April 2022.
  • Columnist, Inc. Magazine: Contributing columns to Inc. Magazine since July 2022.
  • Advisory Board, JD Haspel: Offering advice to JD Haspel executive search since May 2021.
  • Gender Leadership Taskforce, World Athletics: Contributing to World Athletics' efforts in promoting equality across 214 global Member Federations since April 2017.
  • Non-Executive Director, TS Lombard: Serving as a Non-Executive Director at TS Lombard, a private global investment house, from June 2019 to January 2023.
  • Vice Chair (UK), UN Women: Serving as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Risk & Governance Committee and Government Relations Committee from 2015 to 2022.
  • Chief Marketing Officer, Standard Life Aberdeen: Leading global investment manager with £620 billion in assets under management from 2017 to 2018.
  • Global Head of Client Relations, Standard Life Aberdeen: Responsible for corporate reputation and retention of a client base worth £270 billion in assets from 2009 to 2017.
  • Managing Director, International Marketing, BlackRock: Serving as Managing Director, International Marketing from 2006 to 2009.
  • VP, EMEA Strategy, Marketing & Business Development, Merrill Lynch: Contributing to EMEA Strategy, Marketing & Business Development from 2001 to 2006.
  • VP - FinTech, Merrill Lynch: Specializing in FinTech from 1998 to 2001.
  • Consultant: Strategy & Transformation, PA Consulting Group: Consultant in Strategy & Transformation from January 1993 to December 1997.


  • Harvard Business School: Behavioral Economics, 2019.
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): MSc in Behavioral Science (Distinction), 2018-2020.
  • University College Dublin: Masters in Business Studies (1st Class), 1990-1992.
  • Trinity College Dublin: BA Degree (Philosophy / French), 1985-1990.
  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business: People, Culture & Silicon Valley, 2017.
  • Harvard Business School: Authentic Leadership, 2012.
  • Harvard Kennedy School: Judgement & Decision-Making, 2017.
  • Kellogg Executive Education: Big Data, 2014.
  • Harvard Law School: Negotiations and Leadership, 2019.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Game-Changing Leadership, 2015.
  • Stanford University: Power and Influence, 2014.
  • Harvard Kennedy School: Investment and Decision Making, 2015.


  • UN Behavioral Science Group: Member of the UN Behavioral Science Group since June 2021.
  • Ethics & Integrity Committee, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (The CISI): Active involvement in governing the ethics of adviser behavior since January 2017.
  • Advisor, Association of Professional Fund Investors (APFI): Advisor at the Association of Professional Fund Investors since January 2018.


  • Behavioral Science
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Services
  • Organizational Culture
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Communications
  • Corporate Branding
  • Relationship Managemen.
  • Asset Management
  • Investments
  • Wealth Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Change Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Sports Marketing

Honors & Awards:

  • BT Sport Industry’s Partnership of the Year Award 2018
  • Named among Europe's Top100 Most Influential Women in Finance 2015 by Financial News.
  • Named amongst the 50 Most Innovative CMOs in Financial Services 2017
  • Short-listed for Women in Banking & Finance Achievement Award 2016.
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