Speaker Group: Day 1 - 4th May

Jeremy Palmer

Jeremy is the Head of Prudential Policy and Regulation at the BSA, representing members’ interests on all aspects of prudential regulation, wholesale market activity and treasury management. After 14 years at the BSA he will be retiring later in 2022. Before joining the Association in 2008, he worked at the Financial Services Authority on regulatory policy for both building societies…
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Mary Connor

Mary is an Industry Principal within the Retail International division at Finastra. Originally from Dublin, now based in the UK, Mary previously worked for several banks and technology vendors. Prior to her current role, Mary worked in most aspects of the banking technology business including marketing, product training, pre-sales and consultancy. She has project managed a greenfield implementation in Slovakia…
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The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones

Welsh-born Sue, a vastly experienced priest, is the first woman to hold the post of Dean here. She comes with plenty of cathedral experience having served as Acting Dean at Derby Cathedral and prior to that Dean of Bangor. We are expecting that Sue will bring a fresh style of Leadership that will continue to help our cathedral grow and serve…
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Andy Atkinson

Andy joined Mutual Vision in 2019 to head up Business Development. He has over 20 years’ experience, the majority in Financial Services, as a business analyst, pre-sales consultant and business development manager. Prior to joining Mutual Vision, Andy worked with some of the biggest names in Financial Services supplying them with compliance and regulatory solutions. At Mutual Vision, Andy and…
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Sarah Breeden

Sarah Breeden is the Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk and a member of the Financial Policy Committee. She also leads the Bank’s work on climate change, domestically and internationally. This includes being Chair of the macrofinancial workstream of the international central bank and supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). Prior to her current role, Sarah…
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Steve Marsland

Steve has been with Finastra for the last three and a half years and is currently driving digital transformation within financial institutions and building societies with Fusion Essence in the UK market.  Prior to joining Finastra, Steve has held senior enterprise sales within the payments space, at Visa Direct, as well as Informa Plc and Thomson Reuters during a 32…
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Jeremy Leake

Jeremy is a Senior Adviser in the Bank’s Central Bank Digital Currency Unit.  He has worked in the Bank since 1996, mainly on financial stability, financial markets and the Bank’s Market Operations.  He has focused on digital money since 2019, initially assessing the implications of Facebook’s Libra proposal and then stablecoins more broadly and CBDC.  He has contributed to a…
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Nick Lock

Nick is a Senior Advisor in the Prudential Regulation Authority’s UK Deposit-Takers Directorate.  He was previously Head of Building Societies supervision, and has been a bank and building society supervisor for over 30 years.  He is currently co-leading the PRA team working on development of a new ‘Strong and Simple’ prudential regime for smaller, non-systemic UK banks and building societies….
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Chris Little

Chris is a highly experienced professional within the IT Financial Services Industry. Chris has been involved in many innovative concepts and solutions from smaller operations and start up lenders through to mission critical multi million pound contracts for some of the worlds leading banks. Following a stellar career in the fintech industry Chris founded and launched BEP Systems – the…
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Clive Bowles

Clive is a principal consultant at Fairmort.  Clive has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years and is heavily involved in IT transformation projects in banks and build societies.  Fairmort provides data migration, data warehouse & regulatory reporting automation solutions.