Course Speakers


Paul Butler

Managing Consultant

Catalyst Development

Senior Culture, Conduct and Development leader specialising in wholesale banking with deep industry knowledge.  Over 25 years of management and organisational change experience in Fixed Income Markets through critical industry shifts, including market-making automation and electronification, regulatory-driven clearing transformation, and Culture, Conduct and Learning-driven remediation.

Sandeep Sroa

Senior Consultant

Catalyst Development

Victoria Wickens

Head of Compliance Advice, Firm & Culture

Nationwide Building Society

Derek Hammond

Managing Director, Head of Culture and Conduct

Societe Generale

Derek Hammond is Managing Director, Head of Culture & Conduct for Societe Generale in the UK; he directs the creation and implementation of the bank’s programme of cultural transformation and conduct risk establishment.  Before assuming his present role, Derek served the bank’s key corporate and investment banking division clients as Global Head of Corporate Marketing & Equity Capital Markets Liaison.  Prior to this, Derek held other managerial functions within the Global Markets division in Paris and London, including Head of Institutional Equities Distribution for UK & Northern Europe. He commenced his career in corporate finance with Canaccord in London. Throughout his working life Derek has been recognized for his enthusiasm for leadership by example and championing the power of teamwork.  He also sits on the supervisory board of Compagnie Financiere Jacques Coeur (CFJC).  Derek read law at the University of London.       

Emma Steck

UK HR COO and Director of HR Operations

Societe Generale

Emma is UK HR COO and Director of HR Operations.  She joined Société Générale in 2013 and has held several positions including HR Business Partner for the Corporate and Structured Financing business and the Operations department.   Emma is currently accountable for the Regulatory and Risk programme for the HR department and management of the HR third party suppliers who deliver key processes for the Bank, specifically recruitment and the HR shared service centre.  Prior to this,  Emma held several global HR positions at UBS in both the UK and US, in a career spanning 14 years.  Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication & Philosophy.

Sam Lee

Head of Op Risk, EMEA

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

Imran Ashraf

Vice President, Internal Audit


Internal Auditor with fifteen years of audit experience in financial markets, expertise in risks and controls reviews for Global Banking Markets and Trading business areas. Prior to joining Citi, Imran was an internal auditor at Santander UK for Global Banking Markets, Finance and Corporate Treasury areas. Imran has also provided assurance & advisory services to major banks through banking and capital market divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Imran is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) 

Enda Twomey

Risk and Governance Consultant

Enda Twomey is a senior banking executive who has delivered high quality risk and governance solutions in the Financial Services Industry for over 25 years. Originally qualified as a solicitor and is a holder of a Master in Business Studies (University College Dublin) and numerous post graduate qualifications including most recently a post graduate Diploma in Managing Risk and System Change (from the Centre for Innovative Human Systems, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin). 
His career has spanned both the private and the public sector and across wholesale and retail banking. In recent years he has focused on operational risk management, conduct risk, product risk and risk culture and the management of culture and behaviours. 
He also heads up the Irish Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk and lectures at the Institute of Bankers (a college of University College Dublin) on managing Culture Risk. Enda is currently undertaking remediation project work in Irish Retail Banking Sector. 

Emma Parry

Founder and Managing Partner

NovaFin Consulting Ltd.

Emma has held a broad range of senior global roles within investment banking spanning business management, regulatory change, client relationship management alongside risk, control and governance.  In her last role, Emma was Global Head of Conduct Risk and Product Governance for HSBC.

She has also gained valuable insights from roles in the Public sector coupled with time as a management consultant.  More recently, Emma has been focused on the application of emerging technologies within investment banking. 

Emma now works as a senior advisor, bringing to clients pragmatic solutions that deliver robust controls but that recognise also the critical need for commerciality and client centricity.