Martin Walsh

Chief Legal Counsel

Martin is Daon’s Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Government Affairs. As such Martin is responsible for managing all legal and regulatory activity across the company. Martin is also responsible for directing Daon’s political and government affairs strategy.

Martin is a qualified barrister and was called to the Bar in 1995. He is a recognized, international legal and regulatory affairs expert and combines broad based experience in senior legal and regulatory positions both in-house and in private practice with a successful international legal, lobbying and advisory career in Brussels, London and Washington DC.

Martin was also one of the founding Directors of the European Biometric Forum – a non-profit organization launched by the European Commission in 2003 and in 2008 was nominated to act as Rapporteur for the newly founded European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) working group responsible for Identification and Identity Management.