Speakers


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

Lord Alistair Darling

Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Lord Alistair Darling served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010, during the most turbulent and far-reaching economic crisis the world had seen for 60 years. He introduced the measures needed to avert a collapse of the banking system, and played a leading part in restoring stability to global financial markets.
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Jonathan Bamford, Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs, ICO

Jonathan Bamford

Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs, ICO

Jonathan Bamford is the Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs at the ICO. He has over thirty year’s experience of information rights regulation gained since the organisation was first established. He has spent all that time focussed on helping organisations comply with their legal obligations including developing practical tools to help.
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Angela O'Hara, Group Audit and Risk Director at Johnson Matthey

Angela O'Hara

Group Audit and Risk Director at Johnson Matthey

Angela is responsible for the Internal Audit programme, the risk management process, the Group Security function and Business Continuity Management process at Johnson Matthey. When she joined in September 2014, Information Security was also part of the role but this was transferred (at her request) to report into the CIO. Angela began her professional career in Indirect Tax, switching to Audit & Risk whilst at Vodafone.
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Anthony Lee, Partner, DMH Stallard

Anthony Lee

Partner, DMH Stallard

Anthony has over 20 years of experience as a commercial lawyer. He specialises in advising clients on outsourcing and IT and related areas with a particular focus on data protection and data security. Anthony is ranked as a leading individual for his IT expertise.
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Aziz Hoque, Head of Risk & Internal Audit, MarketAxess

Aziz Hoque

Head of Risk & Internal Audit, MarketAxess

Currently Head of Risk and Internal Audit (EU & Asia) at MarketAxess, which is a leader in electronic trading platform for global credit products in the fixed-income and derivatives market. In Europe, Trax, a wholly owned subsidiary of MarketAxess. Trax is a leading provider of capital market data, trade matching and regulatory reporting services to the global securities market.
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Brenda Boultwood, SVP of Industry Solutions, Metricstream

Brenda Boultwood

SVP of Industry Solutions, Metricstream

Brenda Boultwood is responsible for a portfolio of key industry verticals, including Energy and Utilities, Federal Agencies, and strategic Banking and Financial Services customers. She also currently serves on the Board of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO).

Brenda has a rich career in Risk Management. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Constellation Energy. Prior to that, she served as Global Head of Strategy, Alternative Investment Services at J.P. Morgan Chase & Company.
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Cameron Craig, Deputy General Counsel, Group Head of Data Privacy, HSBC

Cameron Craig

Deputy General Counsel, Group Head of Data Privacy, HSBC

Cameron Craig is deputy general counsel and group head of data privacy at HSBC, a role which he took on in September 2013. In this new role he has responsibility for advising the Bank on global data privacy risks and appropriate measures to address these risks. Before joining HSBC Cameron was a partner in DLA Piper's IP & Technology Team where he built and was the co-chair of DLA Piper's EU Data Protection and Privacy Team.
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David Herbinet - Global Head of Audit & UK Head of PIE

David Herbinet

Global Head of Audit & UK Head of PIE

David is a dual qualified accountant and auditor in the UK and in France. He has been living in the UK for nearly 20 years after starting his career with Mazars in France.
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David Krestin, Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Executive, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

David Krestin

Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Executive, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

David Krestin was the former General Auditor of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group global Internal Audit (Americas, Asia and Europe) and is currently an independent risk management consultant at Zurich Insurance Group working with their global audit team on strategic initiatives.
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Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Senior Vice President, Global Data Privacy Officer, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer

Senior Vice President, Global Data Privacy Officer, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Dr. Ulmer studied law in Germany with practical studies in Haifa, Israel. He made his doctor of laws in 1994. From 1993 to 1999 he worked for a law firm in Stuttgart, Germany, focused on Corporate Law, M&A and Labor Law. From 1999 to 2002 Dr. Ulmer was legal adviser with international responsibility at debis Systemhaus GmbH, a DaimlerChrysler subsidiary, before he changed to the function of the Data Protection / Privacy Officer for the whole debis Systemhaus Group.
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Dr. Gerhard Knecht, Global Head of Information Security Services & Global Head of Managed Security Services and Compliance, Unisys

Dr. Gerhard Knecht

Global Head of Information Security Services & Global Head of Managed Security Services and Compliance, Unisys

Dr. Gerhard Knecht has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Security, Risk Management, Audit and Corporate Governance. His previous positions include general manager of a software house, head of a multi-country IT training center and head of worldwide IT Audit.
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Es Nelson Jones, Head of Compliance and MLRO, Europe, CIBC

Es Nelson Jones

Head of Compliance and MLRO, Europe, CIBC

Es Nelson-Jones joined CIBC in June 2016 & the European Head of Compliance & the Money Laundering reporting Officer for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in London. Es is a member of several regional & global committees within the bank including the European Executive Committee. Es graduated with a BSc Econ (Hons) degree in Banking & Finance in 2000 & joined the KPMG regulatory graduate scheme upon graduation.
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Ezekiel Ward, Chief Compliance Officer, Yara International ASA

Ezekiel Ward

Chief Compliance Officer, Yara International ASA

Ezekiel is the Chief Compliance Officer at Yara International ASA in Oslo, Norway. He is a lawyer by education and a chartered accountant (ACA, England & Wales). Reporting to the CEO, Ezekiel has established full scope compliance systems globally, from business partner integrity due diligence to global training programs. With a team of over 15 full time compliance professionals, he has also delivered in-house investigation and business intelligence capabilities. He has managed the program in the course of a major cross border anti-corruption investigation and international arbitration.
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French Caldwell - Chief Evangelist, Metricstream

French Caldwell

Chief Evangelist, Metricstream

One of the foremost thought leaders in IT, French Caldwell has been decisively shaping the GRC market for the last 12 years.

French is a former Fellow and Vice President at Gartner where he led their GRC research, including the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant on GRC, as well as research into disruptive technology. He also worked with the White House and U.S.
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Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman, Metricstream

Gunjan Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream's overall strategy and execution. Gunjan 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.
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Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor

Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav 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.
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Gonzalo Targhetta, Chief Risk Officer, OHL Group

Gonzalo Targhetta

OHL Group Chief Risk Officer and the Chief Organization & Methods Officer

He holds a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Financial Management, and a Master's Degree in Economics and New Technologies. In addition to this, he has successfully carried out an executive education program at IESE Business School* specifically designed for general managers and senior executives with more than 10 years of experiences in leadership positions
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Janet Chapman, Chief Auditor - Nationwide Building Society

Janet Chapman

Chief Auditor - Nationwide Building Society


Jason Plummer, Partner, PwC

Jason Plummer

Partner, PwC

Jason Plummer, is a Partner in PwC’s Internal Audit, Compliance & Risk Management practice. Focusing on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) services, Jason has helped many organizations develop their GRC strategy, integrate processes across the three lines of defense and enhance risk reporting through analytics, sustaining these risk processes through various GRC technologies (MetricStream, RSA Archer, Bwise, etc.).
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Jannine Aston,

Jannine Aston

Director, Privacy Compliance and Policy, International Verizon

Jannine is the Director, International Privacy and Compliance for Verizon based in the UK. She is qualified to Masters Degree Level in Business and Information Law. Jannine has worked in the privacy sector since 1996 initially in the Public Sector , but has spent the last 10 years in her current role.
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Nicholas Joseph - Compliance Leader, GE Capital

Nicholas Joseph

Compliance Leader, GE Capital

Nicholas is currently the Global Markets Compliance Leader and MLRO for a business division of GE Capital Energy Financial Services, and is based in London. In this role he is responsible for financial crime, regulatory and enterprise compliance with a global remit. Before joining GE Capital in 2014, Nicholas provided risk management and external affairs advice to Board members of a FTSE 100 oil and gas service company.
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Leena Kallasvuo, Chief Audit Executive, OP Financial Group

Leena Kallasvuo

Chief Audit Executive, OP Financial Group

As Chief Audit Executive, Leena Kallasvuo heads an internal audit department of 35-40 auditors at OP Financial Group. Previously she worked at Finland’s Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) as the Head of Credit Risk, and later as the Head of the Institutional Supervision department where she was responsible for the prudential supervision of banking, insurance, and financial conglomerates.
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Len Sinclair, Group Head of Operational Risk, Barclays

Len Sinclair

Group Head of Operational Risk, Barclays

Len is Group Head of Operational Risk at Barclays. He joined the Bank in 2013, reporting to the Group CRO, to lead a transformation of the OR function.Len has extensive experience in the Financial Services industry as both a practitioner and as a management consultant, leading and managing complex change in banking and insurance.
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Lisa Nowell, Chief Risk Officer, Masthaven Bank

Lisa Nowell

Chief Risk Officer, Masthaven Bank

Lisa has spent the last 25 years in the banking sector, developing her specialism in risk management, compliance, corporate governance and internal audit. Her global portfolio boasts a diverse range and size of organisations, including Nationwide Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. Lisa is also a well-respected external speaker on the topics of operational risk, internal audit, corporate governance and risk culture.
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Manal Al Sarraf, Head of Internal Audit, Batelco

Manal Al Sarraf

Head of Internal Audit, Batelco

Manal is the Head of Internal Audit for one of the leading telecom operators in the region with the responsibility of looking after the incumbent operations in Bahrain. She has been the driving force in the design and operation of the next-generation auditing model which has directed the focus on corporate strategic risks within the company.
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Marina Skalistiri, Group Compliance Officer, Eurobank

Marina Skalistiri

Compliance Risk Management & Reporting Manager and my employer to Eurobank

Marina Skalistiri has worked for the last 17 years at Eurobank Ergasias SA, a European banking organization, one of the four pillars of the banking system in Greece, with total assets of €66bn, offering universal banking across seven countries. She is currently Head of Risk Assessment, Planning & Reporting within Group Compliance further to serving as Group Compliance Officer for 10 years and as Senior Manager in Internal Audit for 5 years. She has also worked as a consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Greece, after working for 6 years in finance in London, at Cadbury Schweppes and Esso Petroleum where she trained as a management accountant.
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Mark Chaplin, CRO, UK Insurance and Aviva

Mark Chaplin

CRO, UK Insurance and Aviva

Mark is the Chief Risk Officer for Aviva’s UK Insurance business and for the UK life insurance legal entities. Prior to this Mark was the interim CRO for Aviva’s UK general insurance and health insurance businesses and had previously been CRO for the Aviva group’s internal reinsurance company and the Group Enterprise Risk Director. Mark is also a member of the Aviva Italia Board. Before joining Aviva in 2010, Mark spent 16 years in consulting at Willis Towers Watson.
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Marike Dokter, Director – Head Operational Risk in Internal Audit, Barclays

Marike Dokter

Director, Head Operational Risk in Internal Audit, Barclays

Marike Dokter started working for ING Group Operational Risk Management in 2003. She had joined ING in 1999 as an IT information analyst. Marike has been involved in a wide variety of processes such as OpRisk systems, MI design, Board Reporting, OpRisk policies, and conformance reviews.
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Michael Rasmussen, Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research

Michael Rasmussen

Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research

Michael 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, Michael 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.
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Mikko Niva - Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal – Privacy, Security and Content Standards, Vodafone Group

Mikko Niva

Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal – Privacy, Security and Content Standards, Vodafone Group

Mikko Niva is the Group Privacy Officer for Vodafone. He is responsible for Vodafone’s global privacy policy and the program to implement the policy. Before joining Vodafone, he worked as the Group Privacy Officer for Nokia. A lawyer by training, Mr. Niva has extensive experience in managing privacy in complex global technology environment. He is a regular speaker in international conferences and comments on various privacy and data protection legislative initiatives.
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Nick Samhembere, Director, Group Internal Audit, Marie Stopes International

Nick Samhembere

Director, Group Internal Audit, Marie Stopes International

Nick is Director of Group Internal Audit at Marie Stopes International, a UK based NGO providing quality sexual and reproductive healthcare to millions of women around the world.
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Gary Richardson, Head of Data Engineering at KPMG

Gary Richardson

Head of Data Engineering, KPMG

Gary is Head of Data Engineering at KPMG. He leads a team of data scientists and data engineers in the agile development of AI solutions. The focus of the team is embedding machine learning, robotics and cognitive computing into business processes.
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Peadar Duffy - Founder, Director, soluxr

Peadar Duffy

Founder, Director, soluxr

Peadar has been at the leading edge of risk professionalism and assisting companies to manage strategic risks to their business models for some 25 years. As a former Irish Army officer he has taken first hand military experience to the boardroom in helping businesses develop superior risk analysis and in conducting crisis scenarios with senior management teams in major corporations and strategically significant businesses.
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Peter Bannister - VP for Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Program, Fannie Mae

Peter Bannister

VP for Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Program, Fannie Mae

Peter Bannister is Fannie Mae’s Vice President – Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance Program reporting to the Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer. Bannister manages stakeholders to ensure enterprise implementation and sustained adoption of new standards, processes, and procedures related to the Fannie Mae’s Risk Works program – or GRC.
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Ramón Serres, Head of Information Security, Quality and Risk, Almirall

Ramón Serres

Head of Information Security, Quality and Risk, Almirall

Ramón Serres is an Information Security professional, oriented to Business and Risk Management. In the last years he has been responsible for the Information Security group in Almirall, a pharmaceutical company based in Barcelona, with presence across Europe and US, and listed in the Spanish Stock Exchange.
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Ray Nulty - Managing Partner & Founder, Brexit Partners

Ray Nulty

Managing Partner & Founder, Brexit Partners

Ray Nulty is Managing Partner and founder at Brexit Partners. He leads a multi disciplinary team with expertise in banking, insurance, investment management, public policy and regulation. Ray has advised on over a dozen Brexit programmes since September 2016. He has been able to draw upon significant prior experiences related to the Independent Commission on Banking and Euro changeover.
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Rose Chapman, Global Head of Compliance & Ethics, Travel Port

Rose Chapman

Global Head of Compliance & Ethics, Travel Port

Rose Chapman is the Global Head of Compliance and Ethics at Travelport, Inc. In her role, Rose is responsible for enterprise-wide development, management and delivery of Global Compliance & Ethics policies, processes and training, as well as carrying out investigations. Rose’s collaborative style encourages engagement with governance functions and the business across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to ensure consistent application of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
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Russell Hornsby-Clifton, Head of Compliance at EFG Private Bank

Russell Hornsby-Clifton

Head of Compliance, EFG Private Bank


Sebastian Goodwin, Head of Information Security, Nutanix

Sebastian Goodwin

Head of Information Security, Nutanix

Sebastian Goodwin is Head of Information Security at Nutanix. In this role, he is responsible for security, compliance, and technology risk management. He came to Nutanix after serving as Head of Product Marketing for endpoint security at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, Sebastian was CISO for a large multinational company and spent 10 years in consulting roles with IBM Business Consulting Services and several boutique firms.
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Steve Fowler, Managing Director, Amarreurs Consulting Ltd

Steve Fowler

Managing Director, Amarreurs Consulting Ltd

Steve provides training and advisory services to help businesses, charities and individuals achieve their full potential.
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Steve Durbin, Managing Director, Information Security Forum Limited

Steve Durbin

Managing Director, Information Security Forum Limited

Steve Durbin is Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF). His main areas of focus include strategy, information technology, cyber security and the emerging security threat landscape across both the corporate and personal environments. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on technology and security issues.
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Steve Humphries - Senior VP, Internal Audit - Smith & Nephew PLC

Steve Humphries

Senior VP, Internal Audit, Smith & Nephew PLC

Steve is a seasoned internal audit professional, having spent the past 14 years as Chief Auditor for FTSE40 and higher organisations, including Wolseley, SABMiller and currently Smith & Nephew. He is a certified accountant, is a member of the IIA and IRM, and has an MBA.
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Sophie Dupré-Echeverria - Head of Risk & Compliance, UBS Asset Management

Sophie Dupré-Echeverria

Head of Risk & Compliance, UBS Asset Management

Sophie is a seasoned risk and compliance professional with experience across financial/primary and non-financial/consequential risk and across all asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset, Real Estate and Alternatives). She currently leads Global Data, Analytics & Reporting and Real Estate Private Markets for UBS Asset Management Compliance & Operational Risk Control.
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Sylvie Focquet, CFA, FRM, Senior Resolution expert at Single Resolution Board

Sylvie Focquet

Sylvie Focquet is leading several International Resolution teams at the Single Resolution Board (SRB), in order to resolve European banks in case of failure. Before joining the SRB in 2015, Sylvie was Head of the Solvency II project at AXA and of the validation of the internal model.


Shobhit Gupta, Audit Director at Citi

Shobhit Gupta

Audit Director at Citi

Based in London, Shobhit Gupta heads up the Technology Audit function for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, leading audit functions covering business and technology risks across Markets Sales and Trading, Benchmark Submissions, Investment Banking and Transaction Banking businesses at large US and European banks.
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Thomas Tschersich, SVP of Internal Security & Cyber Defense, Deutsche Telekom Group

Thomas Tschersich

SVP of Internal Security & Cyber Defense, Deutsche Telekom Group

Thomas Tschersich began his career with Deutsche Telekom in 1989 as a telecommunications technician. He then went on to complete his degree in Electrical Power Technology at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences. Thomas then continued to fulfill various roles within Deutsche Telekom before becoming Assistant VP of IT Security and Information Protection for Group Security in 2000, between 2001 and 2007 he was VP of Security Strategy and Policy for Group Security.
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Vivienne Artz, Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal and Head of International - Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group, Citi

Vivienne Artz

Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal and Head of International - Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group, Citi

Vivienne Artz is a Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal and Head of International for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group in the General Counsel’s Office in London. The International team, with lawyers in London, Belfast, Singapore and Japan, is responsible for all legal aspects of intellectual property, technology, e-commerce, general commercial/procurement/outsourcing, data privacy, banking secrecy and data security, electronic trading and order routing, and market data legal issues, across all business areas in the EMEA and APAC regions. Prior to joining Citi in 2000, Vivienne worked in private practice in London.
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Will Hammond - Director Compliance, adidas

Will Hammond

Director Compliance, adidas

Will Hammond is Director Compliance for adidas since 2013. In his global role, Will is responsible for the design and operation of the internal compliance management system at adidas, a company with over 60.000 employees, global wholesale and retail operations and major sporting goods brands including adidas, Reebok and (until very soon) TaylorMade.
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William Bain - Policy Advisor Brexit & International Trade, The British Retail Consortium

William Bain

Policy Advisor Brexit & International Trade, The British Retail Consortium

Wil runs the EMEAR Security Services business for Cisco Systems, the largest Cyber Security firm on the planet. Cisco Security Services helps clients understand the role security plays in their plans to innovate and digitize their business, by delivering expert advice, assistance with technology integration and managed detection and reporting.
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Wil Rockall, Director of Cybersecurity, Cisco EMEAR

Wil Rockall

Director of Cybersecurity, Cisco EMEAR

Wil runs the EMEAR Security Services business for Cisco Systems, the largest Cyber Security firm on the planet. Cisco Security Services helps clients understand the role security plays in their plans to innovate and digitize their business, by delivering expert advice, assistance with technology integration and managed detection and reporting.
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Yukiko Lorenzo, Senior Counsel, MasterCard

Yukiko Lorenzo

Senior Counsel, MasterCard

Yukiko Lorenzo is Senior Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection at Mastercard. She is responsible for privacy matters related to Mastercard’s data analytics business.
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