Gail HodgesExecutive Director , OpenID Foundation
Gail Hodges joined the OpenID Foundation as Executive Director in May 2021. The OpenID Foundation is a non-profit global standards body that seeks to help people assert their identity wherever they choose by leading the global community in creating identity standards that are secure, interoperable, and privacy preserving. Gail is also acting as Special Advisor on Identity Technologies to the California Department of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Gail previously worked at Apple for 5 years, where she led Business Development for a range of new Identity and Payment services, setting up new ecosystems and business models to achieve scale. She led the government roll out of Core NFC, which allows Apple devices to read chip-based ID cards. She also led Latin American markets for Apple Pay, and developed the platform for domestic payment networks to join Apple Pay. Prior to joining Apple, Gail was SVP and Global Head of Digital Payments for HSBC Holdings based in London, and previously Head of HSBC’s Premier and Advance Card portfolios. Prior to HSBC, Gail ran the UK Centurion and Platform Card Portfolios, and was part of the Strategic Planning group at American Express. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University.