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.

Thank you for joining Europe's leading virtual discussion dedicated to operational risk

In October, OpRisk Europe brought together over 170 senior op risk professionals, across four days of thought-provoking content. The event summarised the practical, forward-looking insights and innovative solutions firms need to cope during the current crisis and ensure best practices within their operational risk functions.

Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, and partners. Being able to gather the op risk community together virtually at such a time has been a pleasure and a privilege, we hope that all participants have found it as useful and interesting as we have.

  • Hear how the regulators and central banks are contextualising controls in crisis and the associated expectations

  • Learn from the European experts paving the way for innovation and excellence in operational risk, with perspectives from the Bank of England, CLS Group, Societe Generale, Nordea Asset Management, HSBC and more

  • Gain the practical tools you need to manage during crisis and manoeuvre the new BAU, with contributions from MUFG, Morgan Stanley, Jupiter Asset Management and more

  • Our exciting new formats: easy to use and accessible formats from Quickfire Demos and Think Tanks through to our Resiliency Clinics and Mental Health and Pandemic Briefing

  • Virtual networking: participate in exclusive chat groups and virtual briefings happening throughout the virtual event

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

  • 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.

Andrew Fleming

Global Compliance MI Senior Risk Reporting Manager


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