2022 Speakers

2022 Speakers

Andrew Nye

Head, sector resilience division

Prudential Regulation Authority

Andrew Nye has spent over 30 years in the financial sector in industry, consultancy and with the Bank of England (BoE). He is currently head of the sector resilience division at the Prudential Regulation Authority within the BoE. The division leads external engagement on operational and cyber resilience with regulated firms, international regulators and key third-party suppliers. Nye’s role focuses on ensuring the operational resilience of the UK financial sector through firm cyber reviews, industry exercising, international collaboration and managing the UK financial authority's incident response framework.

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking


David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

Michael Grimwade

Managing director, operational risk

ICBC Standard Bank

Michael Grimwade is managing director, operational risk, at ICBC Standard Bank and has previously held senior op risk management roles at MUFG Securities, RBS and Lloyds. Prior to this, he held management consultant positions at PwC and Deloitte Consulting. Grimwade has been a director of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and is currently the chair of the Association of Foreign Banks' Operational Risk Expert Panel. He has authored a number of articles on setting appetite for op risk; scenario analysis techniques; climate change; quantifying emerging risks; and modelling op risk capital. He received an award in 2014 from the IOR for his contribution to the profession. His second book, Ten laws of operational risk, was published in December 2021.

Rene Ramos

Climate risk executive

JP Morgan Chase

Kevin Newe

Assistant director, illicit finance threats

HM Revenue & Customs

Sophie Dupre‑Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk and compliance at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organisations. She has worked at asset managers, private banks and corporate banks of big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure. Dupre-Echeverria joined Gulf international Bank as Chief risk officer in January 2019.

Stefana Brown

Chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk

Legal & General Retail

Stefana Brown is chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk, at Legal & General Retail. She spent 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group and four at M&G Investments before joining Legal & General Retail.

Richard Flood

Managing director and global head of operational resilience risk

State Street Bank

Maya Goethals

Director, compliance, and operational risk manager

Bank of America

Lisa Fergus

Chief risk officer

Ashman Finance

Matthew Browning

Head of cyber oversight

Direct Line Group

Praveen Singh

Head of global IT risk and cyber security


Nikki Stoy

Third party risk specialist


Nikki Stoy serves as a Third-Party Risk Consultant for OneTrust VendorpediaTM – a purpose-built software designed to operationalize third-party risk management. In her role, Nikki advises companies throughout their third-party risk management implementations to help meet requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG, GDPR and CCPA). Nikki brings over 20 years GRC experience and helps clients to centralize their third-party information across business units, assess risks and performance, and monitor threats throughout the entire third-party relationship, from onboarding to offboarding.

Sucharita Banerjee Lodha

Head of operational risk, governance and controls


Ariane Chapelle

Managing partner


Ariane Chapelle is an honorary reader at University College London (UCL) and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in risk. She teaches Operational risk measurement for financial institutions and is a fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

Chapelle founded and runs her adivsory and training practice in risk management, serving financial organisations and international institutions of all sizes, including central banks and UN agencies. She 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 was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

Cathy Tate

Money laundering reporting officer

Ashman Finance

Geoff White

Author and investigative journalist covering technology

Geoff White is an investigative journalist covering technology, whose work has been featured by BBC News, Channel 4 News, The Sunday Times and more. The twists and turns of his investigations into hacking have informed and entertained audiences from music festivals to political party conferences.

Simon Cox

Chief transformation officer


Simon Cox collaborates with companies to leverage the ServiceNow platform, helping them optimise growth, innovation and business agility. He unites business and IT stakeholders to drive digital transformation and enterprise streamlining and simplification efforts. Before joining ServiceNow, Cox was the accountable executive for technology resilience at Lloyds Banking Group, where he also led the strategy, design and deployment of the ServiceNow platform across IT, HR, risk, procurement, and payment operations. He has previous experience as chief information officer at TSB Bank and in technology leadership positions at Towergate, Aviva and Norwich Union.

Adityadeb Mukherjee

Head of ESG

Lloyds Banking Group

Steve Portway

Managing director, operational risk


Denzel Akuffo

Financial crime specialist


Munesh Vadher

Director, cyber risk