Archives: Speakers

Victoria Saporta

Vicky has held a number of positions in prudential policy, financial stability and monetary analysis in a career spanning 20 years at the Bank of England. Vicky was at the heart of the macro prudential and micro prudential policy reforms undertaken by the Bank after the global financial crisis. Vicky has represented the Bank on numerous international committees dealing with…
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David Raw

David Raw has worked within HM Treasury since 2005, working in a variety of Tax roles – including Gambling Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax, and Real Estate Investment Trusts – before a stint working on Counter Terrorist Financing.  Since then David has worked in the Strategy, Planning and Budget group, before joining the Financial Services group as Head of the…
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Jonathan Westhoff

Jonathan Westhoff joined the West Bromwich Building Society, known as the West Brom, in May 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive in May 2011. He was formerly the Society’s Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive. After 17 years with Barclays Bank, he moved into the mutual sector in 2000, serving as Finance Director at Portman and Newcastle building societies….
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Kate Davis

A graduate of Durham University, Kate joined the Building Societies Association/Council of Mortgage Lenders in 1991. When the BSA and CML split in 1996, she stayed with the CML as Senior Policy Adviser, specialising in mortgage regulation. Since leaving the CML at the end of 2008, Kate has worked freelance for a number of trade associations, and served as a…
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Richard Horne

Richard is a recognised leader in the field of cyber security. He brings deep industry knowledge and expertise of delivering successful cyber risk management from the Board down through the whole of a global organisation. Prior to joining PwC, Richard was the Managing Director of Cyber Security at a FTSE 100 multinational financial institution, where he was largely credited as…
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Frances Coppola

Frances Coppola began her banking career in 1986 when she joined Midland Bank’s Overseas Systems Support department as an analyst/programmer, before its merger with HSBC.  She left in 1993 and then worked as an independent consultant and project manager for a number of banks including Nat West, RBS, SBC Warburg (now UBS) and CAF. She spent 17 years working for…
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Arun Batra OBE

Arun Batra OBE is Partner at EY and Chief Executive Officer and founder of the UK National Equality Standard (NES). The NES was developed by business for business and sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion criteria against which companies are independently assessed. Arun and his team have engaged with a number of EY clients from across multiple sectors, and so…
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Julian Richer

Julian Richer is the founder and Managing Director of Richer Sounds PLC, the U.K.’s biggest hi-fi and home cinema equipment retailer, with its first store at London Bridge featuring in the Guinness book of records for the last 25 years for the highest sales per square foot of any retail outlet in the world. It has also won the prestigious…
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Kieran Rose

With a Professional background in Education and SEND, Kieran Rose is a campaigner for rights, equality and equity for Autistic people. He was diagnosed Autistic in 2003 and has various co-occurring conditions. He is a married Father of three children; two Autistic and one Neurodivergent, with varying support needs. He is an International Keynote Public Speaker, who also delivers online…
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Becky Hewitt

Becky Hewitt is Director of People for Leeds Building Society, responsible for the development and implementation of its people strategy.  She has functional responsibility for HR Operations, Resourcing, Reward, Colleague Engagement, People Risk, Learning & Development and Property and Business Services. Leeds Building Society was the first Financial Services organisation to be accredited with Leaders in Diversity from the National Centre…
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