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PERFORM WITH INTEGRITYTM

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Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Gaurav Kapoor

Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Mr. Kapoor is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, the Partner Ecosystem, and ComplianceOnline.com. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company. Until 2010, he served as the CFO of MetricStream. During this time, he led the company's financial strategy as well as Sales, Marketing, and Partnerships. He also launched ComplianceOnline.com, a MetricStream business unit which has grown to become a leading online GRC community and content property. Previously, he held the position of Vice President at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior to that, he spent several years in Marketing, Operations, and Business roles at Citibank in Asia and the U.S. Mr. Kapoor has a Bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from ...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Gaurav Kapoor
Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Mr. Kapoor is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, the Partner Ecosystem, and ComplianceOnline.com. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company.

Until 2010, he served as the CFO of MetricStream. During this time, he led the company's financial strategy as well as Sales, Marketing, and Partnerships. He also launched ComplianceOnline.com, a MetricStream business unit which has grown to become a leading online GRC community and content property.

Previously, he held the position of Vice President at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior to that, he spent several years in Marketing, Operations, and Business roles at Citibank in Asia and the U.S.

Mr. Kapoor has a Bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a degree in Business from FMS, Delhi, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Mikael Hagstroem

President and Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Mr. Hagstroem serves as the President and CEO of MetricStream, a global market leader in GRC. He brings decades of senior leadership experience in driving value through enterprise software, big data and applied analytics. He has renowned expertise in helping companies across a wide range of industries harness high-performance analytics to reshape their business models, modernize their organizations, and unlock competitive advantage and growth. Previously, he served as Partner and COO of McKinsey Analytics, where he helped build a 1,300-employee capability delivering distinct global impact. Prior to McKinsey, Mikael was EVP at SAS Institute, where he led more than 5,000 employees across 48 countries and over 25 years grew a multibillion-dollar software business, contr...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Mikael Hagstroem
President and Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Mr. Hagstroem serves as the President and CEO of MetricStream, a global market leader in GRC.

He brings decades of senior leadership experience in driving value through enterprise software, big data and applied analytics. He has renowned expertise in helping companies across a wide range of industries harness high-performance analytics to reshape their business models, modernize their organizations, and unlock competitive advantage and growth.

Previously, he served as Partner and COO of McKinsey Analytics, where he helped build a 1,300-employee capability delivering distinct global impact. Prior to McKinsey, Mikael was EVP at SAS Institute, where he led more than 5,000 employees across 48 countries and over 25 years grew a multibillion-dollar software business, contributing to SAS’ leadership in business analytics and risk intelligence. 

He currently serves on the executive committee of the United States Council for International Business. Previously, he served as chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development and the chair of the Executive Council of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman, MetricStream

Mr. Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream's overall strategy and execution. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and was appointed in 2010 to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, he is the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities. Over the course of his career, he has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. He was the Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an on...
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Gunjan Sinha
Executive Chairman, MetricStream

Mr. Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream's overall strategy and execution. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and was appointed in 2010 to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, he is the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities.

Over the course of his career, he has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. He was the Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an online customer service company which he built from inception to post NASDAQ IPO.

He obtained his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. He has been featured as one of the 50 most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the US by Silicon India.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Michael Rasmussen

Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20

Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the 'Father of GRC' - being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester. He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group,...
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Michael Rasmussen
Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20

Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the 'Father of GRC' - being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester.

He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group, and the OCEG GRC Architect Group.

He is quoted extensively in the press and is respected for his commentary on broadcast news channels. He is an Honorary Life Member in The Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management and GRC. In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized he as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in 'Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation' and as a 'Rising Star in Rocky Times: Corporate America's Outstanding Executives.' 

Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, he was a Vice-President and 'Top Analyst' at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm, and prior to that has specific experience managing compliance and risk within commercial organizations. 

His educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a research focus in ethics and church history. He is a GRCP (GRC Professional), CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional), and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rory Conway

Chief Compliance Officer EMEA, MetLife

Rory Conway is the Chief Compliance Officer for MetLife’s Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) operations. Rory assumed this role in January 2016 and also serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the MetLife European Union Holding Company. He is a member of the EMEA Executive Leadership team.  Prior to his current role in EMEA, Rory was Head of Compliance for Metlife Western & Central Europe.  Rory qualified as a Barrister to the Irish courts in 1996 having achieved a Bachelor of Law degree from University College Dublin and a Masters at Law from  Queen’s University Belfast before this.  He has worked in legal, risk and compliance roles in the financial services arena for over eighteen years.  His roles have included Area Compliance Officer for...
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Rory Conway
Chief Compliance Officer EMEA, MetLife

Rory Conway is the Chief Compliance Officer for MetLife’s Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) operations. Rory assumed this role in January 2016 and also serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the MetLife European Union Holding Company. He is a member of the EMEA Executive Leadership team.  Prior to his current role in EMEA, Rory was Head of Compliance for Metlife Western & Central Europe. 

Rory qualified as a Barrister to the Irish courts in 1996 having achieved a Bachelor of Law degree from University College Dublin and a Masters at Law from  Queen’s University Belfast before this.  He has worked in legal, risk and compliance roles in the financial services arena for over eighteen years.  His roles have included Area Compliance Officer for HSBC’s operations in Ireland and head of Legal for Dresdner Bank’s Irish business.

Rory’s experience includes a significant amount of international exposure. Prior to joining Metlife in July 2014, he was Chief Risk Officer for Standard Life International where he had responsibility for the risk, compliance and legal departments of an international business with branches in Asia and Head of Compliance for Aviva Europe where he led the compliance function which operated in 11 European markets.

He has a very strong regulatory background and lectures on Corporate Governance and other legal and compliance matters at the law Society of Ireland. He has liaised with the Central Bank of Ireland on behalf of his employers on matters of business and policy for a decade and a half.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Brandon Wright

Head of Books & Records Audit, Bilfinger SE

I have been professionally active in the areas of auditing, controlling and compliance on a multi-national level for the last 23 years. In my current role as Head of Books and Records Audit at Bilfinger SE, as well as my additional previous role Interim Head of Investigations, I have effectively conducted anti-corruption audits around the world identifying key areas of corruption and fraud while achieving exceptional results.
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Brandon Wright
Head of Books & Records Audit, Bilfinger SE

I have been professionally active in the areas of auditing, controlling and compliance on a multi-national level for the last 23 years. In my current role as Head of Books and Records Audit at Bilfinger SE, as well as my additional previous role Interim Head of Investigations, I have effectively conducted anti-corruption audits around the world identifying key areas of corruption and fraud while achieving exceptional results.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Dr. Ariane Chapelle

Director, Chapelle Consulting

Ariane Chapelle, PhD, is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in Operational Risk. Dr. Chapelle, is Honorary Reader at University College London for the course 'Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk. In 2018, she designed for PRMIA, a Certificate of Learning and Practice in Advanced Operational Risk Management, that she delivers globally. Dr. Chapelle runs Chapelle Consulting, a training and consulting practice in risk management serving Tier 1 to Tier 3 financial organisations and international institutions, including central banks and UN agencies. Chapelle Consulting received in 2019 the Risk.net Award of Oustanding Achievement on the Year in Operational Risk. Dr. Ch...
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Dr. Ariane Chapelle
Director, Chapelle Consulting

Ariane Chapelle, PhD, is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in Operational Risk. Dr. Chapelle, is Honorary Reader at University College London for the course 'Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk. In 2018, she designed for PRMIA, a Certificate of Learning and Practice in Advanced Operational Risk Management, that she delivers globally.

Dr. Chapelle runs Chapelle Consulting, a training and consulting practice in risk management serving Tier 1 to Tier 3 financial organisations and international institutions, including central banks and UN agencies.

Chapelle Consulting received in 2019 the Risk.net Award of Oustanding Achievement on the Year in Operational Risk.

Dr. Chapelle is a former holder of the Chair of International Finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in Internal Audit, Credit risk and Investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and held positions of head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

Her new textbook “Operational Risk Management: best practices in the financial services industry”, published by Wiley Finance Series in December 2018 has rapidly become the #1 best seller in the field.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sophie Dupré-Echeverria

Chief Risk Officer at Gulf International Bank (UK)

Chief Risk Officer experienced in quantitative, operational and regulatory risk management, internal audit and governance. Worked in Corporate Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management and acquired good product knowledge in all asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternatives). Regular exposure to Senior Management at Board level. Self-starter, resilient in difficult situations and driven to see projects through despite challenges. Perceived by colleagues as well organized, thorough and quality-orientated. Trusted adviser of the Business, relied upon for good and independent judgment. Passionate people manager, leader and diversity & integration advocate.
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Sophie Dupré-Echeverria
Chief Risk Officer at Gulf International Bank (UK)

Chief Risk Officer experienced in quantitative, operational and regulatory risk management, internal audit and governance. Worked in Corporate Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management and acquired good product knowledge in all asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternatives). Regular exposure to Senior Management at Board level. Self-starter, resilient in difficult situations and driven to see projects through despite challenges. Perceived by colleagues as well organized, thorough and quality-orientated. Trusted adviser of the Business, relied upon for good and independent judgment. Passionate people manager, leader and diversity & integration advocate.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Stuart Frost

Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, Department for Work and Pensions

Stuart Frost, BEM, heads up the DWP Enterprise Security and Risk Management organisation, a multi skilled team of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) professionals Security Risk Practitioners and Architects working as one to provide a risk driven security programme across a multi-disciplined large scale and diverse organisation. He is a proven security professional and leader of security teams and programs within a large scale organisation. Stuart is both a certified GRC Professional and Auditor also holding ISACA’s Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications and is ISO27005 ISMS Risk Management (CIS RM) certified. 
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Stuart Frost
Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, Department for Work and Pensions

Stuart Frost, BEM, heads up the DWP Enterprise Security and Risk Management organisation, a multi skilled team of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) professionals Security Risk Practitioners and Architects working as one to provide a risk driven security programme across a multi-disciplined large scale and diverse organisation.

He is a proven security professional and leader of security teams and programs within a large scale organisation. Stuart is both a certified GRC Professional and Auditor also holding ISACA’s Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications and is ISO27005 ISMS Risk Management (CIS RM) certified. 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Jane Wilson

Principal Enterprise Security Risk Manager, Department for Work and Pensions

Ms. Wilson is a long standing civil servant working in the UK’s biggest government department, the Department for Work and Pensions. She is a proven security professional with many years’ experience and is also a certified GRC professional. As a member of the DWP’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Team, her role incorporates Head of Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) and is responsible for embedding a GRC culture to support the delivery of a risk driven security programme.
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Jane Wilson
Principal Enterprise Security Risk Manager, Department for Work and Pensions

Ms. Wilson is a long standing civil servant working in the UK’s biggest government department, the Department for Work and Pensions. She is a proven security professional with many years’ experience and is also a certified GRC professional. As a member of the DWP’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Team, her role incorporates Head of Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) and is responsible for embedding a GRC culture to support the delivery of a risk driven security programme.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Søren Agergaard Andersen

Chief Risk Officer, Nordea Asset Management

Mr. Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 220bn AuM. He is responsible for the overall risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Prior to this he was Head of Risk in SEB Denmark. One of Søren’s main priorities is the improvement of the governance and risk framework, as well as the overall risk culture. Making ends meet between Group functions, local control functions and regulatory requirements. Recently he also took over the responsibility of Data Protection Office in NAM, which links closely to the existing processes in Risk.
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Søren Agergaard Andersen
Chief Risk Officer, Nordea Asset Management

Mr. Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 220bn AuM. He is responsible for the overall risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Prior to this he was Head of Risk in SEB Denmark. One of Søren’s main priorities is the improvement of the governance and risk framework, as well as the overall risk culture. Making ends meet between Group functions, local control functions and regulatory requirements.

Recently he also took over the responsibility of Data Protection Office in NAM, which links closely to the existing processes in Risk.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Fiona Hipkiss

Managing Director - Compliance, Hines Europe

Fiona Hipkiss is responsible for compliance in Europe and Eurasia. She joined Hines in 2006 as a member of the Hines European Development Fund team. Since 2010 she has shaped Hines’ response to a tightening regulatory environment, establishing a MiFID regulated entity in London and instilling proper policies and procedures within the Luxembourg, and more recently French, regulated fund management business. Latest efforts have focused on creating the internal control framework and compliance monitoring for a newly licensed investment advisory business in South Korea. She works closely with the Hines CCO to ensure Hines has a robust compliance program creating a consistent culture of adherence to the highest ethical standards across the globe.  Last year this involved selecting, co...
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Fiona Hipkiss
Managing Director - Compliance, Hines Europe

Fiona Hipkiss is responsible for compliance in Europe and Eurasia. She joined Hines in 2006 as a member of the Hines European Development Fund team. Since 2010 she has shaped Hines’ response to a tightening regulatory environment, establishing a MiFID regulated entity in London and instilling proper policies and procedures within the Luxembourg, and more recently French, regulated fund management business. Latest efforts have focused on creating the internal control framework and compliance monitoring for a newly licensed investment advisory business in South Korea. She works closely with the Hines CCO to ensure Hines has a robust compliance program creating a consistent culture of adherence to the highest ethical standards across the globe.  Last year this involved selecting, configuring and implementing two new employee-facing compliance software programmes. Ms. Hipkiss has an MSc in Urban Regeneration from University College London and a BSc in Psychology from Durham University. She is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.  She also holds a postgraduate professional diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from Manchester University.

 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Terri Duhon

Chair of the Board ,Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Terri Duhon is a Keynote Speaker on topics such as risk, culture, non-linear careers, non-traditional life paths and diversity.  She is also the Chair of the Board of Morgan Stanley Investment Management for the EMEA business, on the board of Morgan Stanley International and Rathbone Brothers plc, a FTSE250 UK Wealth Manager.  On these boards, she also chairs the Risk Committees.  She is an Associate Fellow at The Said Business School at Oxford University, on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the MIT Math Department and a motivational speaker for Speakers for Schools.   After graduating from MIT in Math, Terri started her career at JPMorgan and spent 10 years working as a derivative trader.  In particular she was part of the team tha...
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Terri Duhon
Chair of the Board ,Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Terri Duhon is a Keynote Speaker on topics such as risk, culture, non-linear careers, non-traditional life paths and diversity.  She is also the Chair of the Board of Morgan Stanley Investment Management for the EMEA business, on the board of Morgan Stanley International and Rathbone Brothers plc, a FTSE250 UK Wealth Manager.  On these boards, she also chairs the Risk Committees.  She is an Associate Fellow at The Said Business School at Oxford University, on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the MIT Math Department and a motivational speaker for Speakers for Schools.

 

After graduating from MIT in Math, Terri started her career at JPMorgan and spent 10 years working as a derivative trader.  In particular she was part of the team that developed the credit derivative market globally as documented in Fool’s Gold.  Later she became an entrepreneur and started a consulting business where she lead expert witness teams in unwinding some of the more complex products from the credit crisis.  She has been on the board of CHAPS Co (the UK high value payment system), the board of Operation Smile UK and was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Group for the Prince’s Trust.  She is the author of How the Trading Floor Really Works.     

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Linda Tuck Chapman

President, ONTALA Performance Solutions Ltd

Ms. Tuck Chapman, President ONTALA; Chair, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Thought Leaders Council; Co-Chair RMA Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; Advisory Board member, Shared Assessments Group Ms. Tuck Chapman, advisor, author, and popular speaker specializes in third-party management, optimization and governance. As a former corporate executive and subject matter expert, she delivers unique insight and develops pragmatic solutions that drive enterprise value. She is passionate about driving enterprise value. She is Risk Management Association’s (RMA) subject matter expert and Co-Chair, Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; and Adjunct Professor, RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program, Wharton Executive Education. Linda is a long-serving Chair, Sourcing In...
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Linda Tuck Chapman
President, ONTALA Performance Solutions Ltd

Ms. Tuck Chapman, President ONTALA; Chair, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Thought Leaders Council; Co-Chair RMA Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; Advisory Board member, Shared Assessments Group

Ms. Tuck Chapman, advisor, author, and popular speaker specializes in third-party management, optimization and governance. As a former corporate executive and subject matter expert, she delivers unique insight and develops pragmatic solutions that drive enterprise value. She is passionate about driving enterprise value. She is Risk Management Association’s (RMA) subject matter expert and Co-Chair, Third Party Risk Management Roundtable; and Adjunct Professor, RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program, Wharton Executive Education. Linda is a long-serving Chair, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Thought Leaders Council; an Advisory Board Member, Shared Assessment Group; a long-serving Judge for Outsourcing Center’s Global Outsourcing Excellence Awards; Member, CIO Executive Leadership Council (UK); and Lecturer, Center for Outsourcing Research and Education. She is also a regulator contributor to leading industry publications including the Wall Street Journal and RMA Journal. Her book “Third Party Management –Driving Enterprise Value” is available on Amazon.com. She has received special recognition from RMA, SIG, and Global Sourcing Leaders. She is an ICB Fellow and Medalist, and holds an MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from Dalhousie University School of Business.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Simon Wallis

Head of Transformation & Change - Risk, Compliance, Legal & CoSec, Prudential

Simon Wallis is the Head of Transformation & Change for the Risk, Compliance, Legal and Company Secretary functions at M&GPrudential, where Simon and his team are responsible for designing and implementing the GRC programme.  Prior to joining M&GPrudential Simon spent 3 years in various assurance roles at Prudential plc.  Previously, Simon held a number of consulting, programme delivery and assurance roles at Deloitte focussing on banking and securities. Simon has a degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Sheffield University and is a Chartered Accountant
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Simon Wallis
Head of Transformation & Change - Risk, Compliance, Legal & CoSec, Prudential

Simon Wallis is the Head of Transformation & Change for the Risk, Compliance, Legal and Company Secretary functions at M&GPrudential, where Simon and his team are responsible for designing and implementing the GRC programme.  Prior to joining M&GPrudential Simon spent 3 years in various assurance roles at Prudential plc.  Previously, Simon held a number of consulting, programme delivery and assurance roles at Deloitte focussing on banking and securities. Simon has a degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Sheffield University and is a Chartered Accountant

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Chris Greenway

Director - Internal Audit, The Co-operative Bank

Mr. Greenway has been Director of Internal Audit at The Co-operative Bank since June 2014.  He has over 20 years’ internal audit experience in financial services. Before joining The Co-operative Bank, he held a variety of roles in internal audit, most recently as Head of Audit at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Prior to that, he spent four years in leadership roles across the audit team of Barclays Bank PLC, including time with the legal and regulatory compliance, Barclaycard and UK retail banking audit teams. Before Barclays, he worked for Bank of America, Ernst and Young and Aviva.
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Chris Greenway
Director - Internal Audit, The Co-operative Bank

Mr. Greenway has been Director of Internal Audit at The Co-operative Bank since June 2014. 

He has over 20 years’ internal audit experience in financial services. Before joining The Co-operative Bank, he held a variety of roles in internal audit, most recently as Head of Audit at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Prior to that, he spent four years in leadership roles across the audit team of Barclays Bank PLC, including time with the legal and regulatory compliance, Barclaycard and UK retail banking audit teams.

Before Barclays, he worked for Bank of America, Ernst and Young and Aviva.

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Paddy McGuiness

Recent Deputy National Security Adviser in the UK's Cabinet Office, responsible for Intelligence Security and Resilience.

Paddy McGuinness is Senior Adviser at Brunswick Group counselling clients globally on crisis, resilience, risk and geopolitics.  His personal focus is on technology and cyber issues and he works independently with investment funds and start ups on technical solutions to security problems.  From 2014-18 he was the UK’s Deputy National Security Adviser leading on national crisis response to the hazards and threats in the National Risk Register and oversaw the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. Pro bono Paddy is Chair of Trustees at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney and a Commissioner of the Oxford Internet Institute Commission on Elections and Technology (OxTec).
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Paddy McGuiness
Recent Deputy National Security Adviser in the UK's Cabinet Office, responsible for Intelligence Security and Resilience.

Paddy McGuinness is Senior Adviser at Brunswick Group counselling clients globally on crisis, resilience, risk and geopolitics.  His personal focus is on technology and cyber issues and he works independently with investment funds and start ups on technical solutions to security problems. 

From 2014-18 he was the UK’s Deputy National Security Adviser leading on national crisis response to the hazards and threats in the National Risk Register and oversaw the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme.

Pro bono Paddy is Chair of Trustees at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney and a Commissioner of the Oxford Internet Institute Commission on Elections and Technology (OxTec).

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Adam Green

Chief Risk Officer, Equiniti

Mr. Green joined the Group as the Chief Risk Officer in 2015, working as part of the Group Executive Leadership Team. He has a wide range of experience in financial services, risk management, regulation and business change. Adam was previously interim head of UK Compliance for Bupa and prior to that managed a core transition workstream at the Financial Services Authority as they established the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority. He has also worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers helping boards, management teams and change programmes to deliver complex risk and regulatory requirements, which followed his time as a major groups regulator at the Financial Services Authority. 
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Adam Green
Chief Risk Officer, Equiniti

Mr. Green joined the Group as the Chief Risk Officer in 2015, working as part of the Group Executive Leadership Team. He has a wide range of experience in financial services, risk management, regulation and business change. Adam was previously interim head of UK Compliance for Bupa and prior to that managed a core transition workstream at the Financial Services Authority as they established the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority. He has also worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers helping boards, management teams and change programmes to deliver complex risk and regulatory requirements, which followed his time as a major groups regulator at the Financial Services Authority. 

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Sholthana Begum

Senior Technical Specialist, PRA Chief Operations Office

Sholthana currently leads the Regulatory Technology (RegTech) initiatives at the Bank of England, as a senior manager within the PRA Data Innovation area of the Bank. Her background is varied, with spells as a senior risk specialist, markets practitioner and accountant specialising in financial regulation and central banking. Sholthana is a qualified and experienced management accountant, project manager and innovative leader. In addition to her primary business responsibilities surrounding innovation, Sholthana is an active member of her community, she teaches self-defence classes at Dulwich college and is involved in a number of charitable causes.   Sholthana is recognised as a thought leader and considered a pioneer within RegTech and SupTech for the...
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Sholthana Begum
Senior Technical Specialist, PRA Chief Operations Office

Sholthana currently leads the Regulatory Technology (RegTech) initiatives at the Bank of England, as a senior manager within the PRA Data Innovation area of the Bank. Her background is varied, with spells as a senior risk specialist, markets practitioner and accountant specialising in financial regulation and central banking. Sholthana is a qualified and experienced management accountant, project manager and innovative leader.

In addition to her primary business responsibilities surrounding innovation, Sholthana is an active member of her community, she teaches self-defence classes at Dulwich college and is involved in a number of charitable causes.  

Sholthana is recognised as a thought leader and considered a pioneer within RegTech and SupTech for the PRA, her work is actively paving the way forward in working towards the future of finance.

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Sarah Christman

Risk Director, Equifax UK&I

Sarah Christman is the Risk Director for Equifax and TDX Group in U.K. and Ireland, providers of data, analytics, technology and expertise that help businesses, governments and consumers make more informed decisions. She has over 10 years’ experience in compliance and risk management within the financial services industry, in both first and second line of defence roles. Prior to joining financial services, she spent 10 years in the US Navy driving ships and running an aircraft carrier nuclear reactor controls division.
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Sarah Christman
Risk Director, Equifax UK&I

Sarah Christman is the Risk Director for Equifax and TDX Group in U.K. and Ireland, providers of data, analytics, technology and expertise that help businesses, governments and consumers make more informed decisions. She has over 10 years’ experience in compliance and risk management within the financial services industry, in both first and second line of defence roles. Prior to joining financial services, she spent 10 years in the US Navy driving ships and running an aircraft carrier nuclear reactor controls division.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Jean GOETZINGER

Head of Risk Prevention section, Banque centrale du Luxembourg

Jean heads a highly skilled team of ORM, BCM and Information/Cyber Security experts. He has more than 20 years of experience within information/cyber security, included BCM and 9 years in ORM and is a recognized expert within the Luxemburgish and greater region landscape (Belgium, France, Germany), as well as within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). His expertise embraces multiple fields within Information/cyber security and risk management, focusing on governance, translating technical risks into business language, compliance, emerging technologies and technical security.  Jean owns a master degree in IT from the CNAM, Metz and a master degree in Management and Leadership from the « Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. He ...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Jean GOETZINGER
Head of Risk Prevention section, Banque centrale du Luxembourg

Jean heads a highly skilled team of ORM, BCM and Information/Cyber Security experts. He has more than 20 years of experience within information/cyber security, included BCM and 9 years in ORM and is a recognized expert within the Luxemburgish and greater region landscape (Belgium, France, Germany), as well as within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).

His expertise embraces multiple fields within Information/cyber security and risk management, focusing on governance, translating technical risks into business language, compliance, emerging technologies and technical security. 

Jean owns a master degree in IT from the CNAM, Metz and a master degree in Management and Leadership from the « Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA since 2007.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Steve P. Williamson

Audit Account Director – Information Security and Data Privacy, GlaxoSmithKline

Steve leads the Information Security and Data Privacy Assurance team for GSK. He is accountable for providing assurance to the Board over the Information Security and Data Privacy enterprise risks. His team are responsible for conducting security audits, which provide assurance that risks to information security and data privacy are being managed in accordance with the risk appetite for the organisation. Steve has worked in IT for over thirty years. His background is in software engineering, and for the last sixteen years has worked in Information Risk Management within GSK. In this time, he has fulfilled different leadership roles, and successfully delivering risk reduction programmes across the business.  He is a curious technologist and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. ...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Steve P. Williamson
Audit Account Director – Information Security and Data Privacy, GlaxoSmithKline

Steve leads the Information Security and Data Privacy Assurance team for GSK. He is accountable for providing assurance to the Board over the Information Security and Data Privacy enterprise risks. His team are responsible for conducting security audits, which provide assurance that risks to information security and data privacy are being managed in accordance with the risk appetite for the organisation. Steve has worked in IT for over thirty years. His background is in software engineering, and for the last sixteen years has worked in Information Risk Management within GSK. In this time, he has fulfilled different leadership roles, and successfully delivering risk reduction programmes across the business.  He is a curious technologist and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. He is a regular conference speaker and is often asked to sit on expert panels.

 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Mal Smyth

Global Head of Governance Risk & Control, Vodafone

Mal Smyth is Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk and Control at Vodafone since 2015, where he is responsible for setting standards, assurance and embedding a strong risk culture as part of Vodafone’s Cyber strategy.. Prior to Vodafone he spent fifteen years at JP Morgan in a variety of technology roles including leading IT Risk Management for the Investment Bank. Key focus areas are improving risk communication with the Board and senior management, and embedding Cyber risk thinking into business processes.
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Mal Smyth
Global Head of Governance Risk & Control, Vodafone

Mal Smyth is Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk and Control at Vodafone since 2015, where he is responsible for setting standards, assurance and embedding a strong risk culture as part of Vodafone’s Cyber strategy.. Prior to Vodafone he spent fifteen years at JP Morgan in a variety of technology roles including leading IT Risk Management for the Investment Bank. Key focus areas are improving risk communication with the Board and senior management, and embedding Cyber risk thinking into business processes.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Mike Small

Senior Analyst, Kuppingercole

Mike Small has over 40 years experience in the IT industry.  He is a distinguished analyst at KuppingerCole Analysts AG and a visiting lecturer in information security at the University of Salford in England. At KuppingerCole Mike is responsible for research coverage in the area of security and compliance around cloud services.  He has published extensive research into this area as well as providing consulting services to KuppingerCole customers around cloud policy and risk assessment. Mike Previously Mike worked for CA Technologies Inc (now acquired by Broadcom) where he developed the strategy for identity and access management and was VP responsible for product development. He is a frequent speaker at IT security events around EMEA and contributor to the ...
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Mike Small
Senior Analyst, Kuppingercole

Mike Small has over 40 years experience in the IT industry.  He is a distinguished analyst at KuppingerCole Analysts AG and a visiting lecturer in information security at the University of Salford in England.

At KuppingerCole Mike is responsible for research coverage in the area of security and compliance around cloud services.  He has published extensive research into this area as well as providing consulting services to KuppingerCole customers around cloud policy and risk assessment.

Mike Previously Mike worked for CA Technologies Inc (now acquired by Broadcom) where he developed the strategy for identity and access management and was VP responsible for product development. He is a frequent speaker at IT security events around EMEA and contributor to the security press.

Mike began his career with International Computers and Tabulators (which later became International Computers Limited), where he was the architect for a number of leading edge information technology development projects ranging from system software to artificial intelligence.

Mike is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  He has a first class honours degree in engineering from Brunel University.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Katharine Leaman

Managing Director, Leaman Crellin Limited

Katharine's regulatory experience at the FSA means that she is experienced in interpreting EU and domestic legislation and her commercial experience has included creating and implementing frameworks for identifying, tracking and implementing regulatory change in banks. Katharine's background is as a Compliance generalist who has generally learned regimes for the purpose of operationalising or remediating those regimes in banks. Katharine is strong on stakeholder engagement and experienced in establishing and chairing committees and working groups as well as media trained and a competent public speaker.
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Katharine Leaman
Managing Director, Leaman Crellin Limited

Katharine's regulatory experience at the FSA means that she is experienced in interpreting EU and domestic legislation and her commercial experience has included creating and implementing frameworks for identifying, tracking and implementing regulatory change in banks.

Katharine's background is as a Compliance generalist who has generally learned regimes for the purpose of operationalising or remediating those regimes in banks.

Katharine is strong on stakeholder engagement and experienced in establishing and chairing committees and working groups as well as media trained and a competent public speaker.

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Peter Bannister

SVP for Governance, Risk & Compliance, MetricStream

Highly accomplished risk management professional with 15 years of progressive experience in various innovation and change focused roles. Proven ability to strategize and execute on critical deliverables by combining technical skills and business knowledge to produce tangible results. Able to collaborate and work cross-functionally in order to maximize output. Proven communicator at all levels in large financial services organizations. 
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Peter Bannister
SVP for Governance, Risk & Compliance, MetricStream

Highly accomplished risk management professional with 15 years of progressive experience in various innovation and change focused roles. Proven ability to strategize and execute on critical deliverables by combining technical skills and business knowledge to produce tangible results. Able to collaborate and work cross-functionally in order to maximize output. Proven communicator at all levels in large financial services organizations. 

Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Steve Wright

Former Interim DPO and advisor to Bank of England

Steve Wright is an authority on data privacy and cyber security, having worked in the industry for over 25 years. In that time, he has held the principal information, privacy and data security roles for companies such as John Lewis Partnerships, Unilever, Deloitte, PwC, Siemens and Capita. Most recently, he held the interim position of DPO at the Bank of England, where he remains as Advisor to the DPO and CISO. A technology enthusiast, he remains fascinated by the incredible things that can be done with data. Yet he understands only too well the risks to reputation and privacy in a world where social media, cyber security, legislation, fraud and regulatory complexities are rife. Today, Steve advises senior leadership in all things re...
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Polly James, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Steve Wright
Former Interim DPO and advisor to Bank of England

Steve Wright is an authority on data privacy and cyber security, having worked in the industry for over 25 years. In that time, he has held the principal information, privacy and data security roles for companies such as John Lewis Partnerships, Unilever, Deloitte, PwC, Siemens and Capita. Most recently, he held the interim position of DPO at the Bank of England, where he remains as Advisor to the DPO and CISO.

A technology enthusiast, he remains fascinated by the incredible things that can be done with data. Yet he understands only too well the risks to reputation and privacy in a world where social media, cyber security, legislation, fraud and regulatory complexities are rife.

Today, Steve advises senior leadership in all things related to the safeguarding of personal data, protecting brand image and–above all–building consumer trust.




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