OpRisk Europe

OpRisk Europe gives you the practical, forward looking insights and innovative solutions you need to remain compliant, ensure business continuity and develop value-add for your firm in an era of uncertainty.

More practice, less theory.

We’re living in an era of extraordinary disruptions.

56% of attendees at Risk.net’s recent OpRisk Global Week felt they were not confident in identifying their vulnerabilities when COVID hit. FIs were forced to shift their operating models and rethink their controls, the full impact on operational risk losses is yet to be determined. Emerging from this all encompassing event, regulatory expectations are more stringent, forcing FIs to ensure best practice in operational risk and focus on resilience, cyber risk, third party risk management, fraud and more. Never before has operational risk been so central to every CRO and regulators agenda globally. 

Attracting 350+ regional specialists, this editorially driven discussion week is the leading regional dialogue offering your team the practical tools you need to:

  • Overcome even the most sophisticated forms of fraud, with a focus day drilling down into COVID related incidents, insider risk, synthetic fraud, the dark web and more. 
  • Better identify, quantify and mitigate cyber, third party and ICT risk whilst better understanding your full ecosystem of risks
  • Keep up-to-speed with the regional regulatory expectations with unrivalled insights from across Europe and the UK with open audience fireside chats and confidential post-session Q and As where you can get the answers you need.
  • Identify the new threat actors on the block with in depth educational sessions on IoT, 5G and technology risk.
  • Visualize where climate risk, diversity and well-being sit within the operational risk remit and how you can better position your team to mitigate risk in this crucial areas. Join one of our interactive, face-to-face operational risk working groups geared to help practitioners voice their challenges in a confidential and supportive peer-led environment.
Learn: content that goes above and beyond
  • Hear how the regulators and supervisors are finalizing policy and promoting best practices, from operational resilience through to principles

  • Learn from the UK and European experts paving the way for innovation and excellence in operational risk

  • Gain the practical tools you need to cope during this vastly unprecedented time, remain compliant and develop robust, industry leading practices

Experience: we're doing things differently
  • Our exciting new formats: in the era of live streaming, it's nice to see some real faces. We bring you face-to-face with your industry peers by alternating live streamed panels with confidential video Q and As with speakers.

  • Peer-to-peer benchmarking is crucial: you've spoken and we've listened. Our events bring together senior risk managers from around Europe and the UK to share and gain insights. Facilitating Chatham House discussions, join one of our peer led Think Tanks, Scenario Sessions, Roundtables or Briefings to benchmark, share and learn. 

  • Gone are the days of death by power point: don't get us wrong, everyone benefits from an educational slide or two, but we actively work with our speaking faculty to ensure the balance is right and your experience is at the heart of our formats.

Benefit from going virtual
  • Access event content at your convenience: never miss a session again with on-demand viewing

  • Truly connect and stay engaged: we're keeping things fresh with live interviews, including our Fireside Chats with leading FIs and In Conversation with..., exploring live interviews with out of industry speakers, along with our open panel discussions offering you an industry leading learning experience 

  • Connect with the right people: make use of our smart AI-powered matchmaking tool for the ultimate networking experience

  • Explore our knowledge hub: benefit from additional exclusive Risk.net reports, whitepapers, webinars, surveys, articles and more

Nick Strange

Senior technical advisor, operational risk & resilience

Bank of England

Nick Strange is Senior Technical Advisor for operational risk and resilience at the Prudential Regulation Authority in the Bank of England. Previously a Co-Director and Head of the Credit Risk and then the Operational Risk and Resilience Divisions in the Supervisory Risk Specialists (SRS), Nick has now been at the regulator for 14 years. Prior to joining the FSA (the predecessor to the PRA), Nick was a Director in KPMG’s Financial Risk practice.

Nick is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Practitioners’ Financial Risk Management examination committee, a qualified Chartered Accountant and a holder of the Institute of Directors’ Certificate of Company Direction.

Deborah Hrvatin

Chief risk officer

CLS Group

Deborah joined CLS in 2019 as Chief Risk Officer, overseeing the risk function globally. As a specialist in risk management and strengthening controls, she is responsible for CLS’s risk management framework and for building an enhanced culture of risk identification, challenge and mitigation. Deborah is also responsible for enhancing CLS’s risk dialogue across our ecosystem, with the objective of further improving systemic risk awareness and mitigation.

Deborah joined CLS from Citigroup, where she was Global Head of Operational Risk Management for the Institutional Clients Group. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2017, Deborah spent 22 years with Deutsche Bank, where she held several leadership roles including Head of Operational Risk for the Americas region and the Global Corporate Finance division and Chief Operating Officer for the Global Securitization Group. Deborah began her career in financial services as a commissioned bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Deborah received her BBA and MBA in International Finance from Hofstra University.

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Société Générale

Veronica Lazenby
Veronica Lazenby

Chief risk officer

Jupiter Asset Management

Veronica Lazenby joined Jupiter Asset Management Limited in February 2020 as Chief Risk Officer. Veronica has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and risk management, having begun her career as a management consultant. She subsequently held senior risk management roles at Schroders, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.

Before joining Jupiter, Veronica worked for BNY Mellon for over five years, most recently as UK Chief Risk Officer responsible for the risk management of the firm’s UK legal entities which included setting and overseeing the implementation of their risk strategy.

Prior to this, she spent eight years at Barclays, including a role as Operational Risk Director for Barclays Retail and Corporate Banking business, responsible for all aspects of operational risk management.

Soren Andersen

Chief risk officer

Nordea Asset Management

David Yates

Head of resilience & emergency planning


David joined the NHS in 2014 and is Head of Operational Resilience for the Clinical Commissioning Groups for the NHS across Coventry & Warwickshire. He works with all the Hospital Emergency Planners and Resilience heads in all areas of Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response for the NHS in line with key areas of identified risk, both locally and nationally. He was heavily involved in the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, both in planning and operational response on behalf of the NHS. He is also the deputy Chair of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Resilience Forum Tactical group.

Prior to working in the NHS David spent 12 years in the RAF, then upon leaving the Military a 20 year career in Firefighting, both in local authority and aviation branches, finishing his career at the rank of Chief Fire Officer. David has extensive knowledge and experiences of operational risk and incident command; with numerous qualifications in Civil Protection, Health &Safety, Fire safety and has worked both in the UK and overseas, being a Chief Fire Officer in the UAE and in Afghanistan, where he worked on behalf of NATO in the multi-national ISAF force in Kandahar for 3 years.

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management


Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net’s risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

Steve Marlin

Staff writer


Angela Johnson de Wet

Head of risk for IT change and new technologies, conduct, compliance and operational risk

Lloyds Banking Group

Eelco Van-Dijk

Senior operational risk analyst capital management


Eelco van Dijk joined ING Bank in 2008 and started working in the modelling and scenario team of Group Operational Risk.

Since 2013 ING reports operational risk regulatory capital according to the AMA model.

The AMA model uses among other internal loss events. Therefore Eelco deals with many aspects of internal loss events (data quality, completeness, etc)

Prior to moving to ING Eelco worked at ABN AMRO in a variety of risk roles for almost 20 years.

Eelco is member of the Risk Committee of the Dutch VBA CFA chapter  


Jörgen Mellberg

Chief information security officer, head of IT & DPO

Sparbanken Syd

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