The trainer is a senior risk management consultant and trainer who specialises in operational risk, risk regulation, financial crime compliance and corporate governance. He is also an accomplished soft skills trainer. He is a senior-level operation and risk professional with more than 30 years’ of experience which includes being a Chief Operating Officer and IT Director in a major UK bank. He is a pioneer of risk technology, having implemented one of Europe’s first risk data ‘warehouses’ in the mid-1990s.
His career began at British Petroleum in 1985, where he spent three years as an analyst programmer. He then spent a further three years as a technical support engineer before joining Barclays Bank in 1991, staying for over eleven years. After starting as a systems manager in Europe’s largest currency dealing room and subsequently a director of IT, he was made Chief Operating Officer of the corporate bank treasury department in 1998. There he was responsible for all operations and IT of a dynamic global market and interest rate risk management business function located in seven different countries. He took charge of operational risk, planning, IT strategy, governance, project management, development, infrastructure, service delivery, budget and human resources. He became the systems and operations director of the group treasury department in 2000, where he was responsible for the management of all technology, infrastructure, development, operational risks and support of a front / middle office mission-critical business. In addition to treasury / market risk management, this business undertook trading, capital management and liquidity management activities. He became a freelance trainer in 2002, working on assignments within the banking and finance industry.
He is now an experienced commercial trainer known for his practical know-how and hands-on approach, with the ability to communicate complex issues effectively. He has provided consultancy services and training around the world, working with central banks, banks, professional associations, training companies and consultancy firms in Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Far East. He is the author of several international risk management qualifications.