Speaker Group: Day 2

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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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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Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE

Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas was awarded an OBE for services to green banking and was appointed chief exec of the Green Finance Institute in 2019. Rhian was previously the global head of Green Banking and the founder and chair of Barclays Green Banking Council, which developed and launched Barclays’ suite of green finance products and services. These include issuance of the first Green Bond by a UK…
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Anna Bowes

Anna has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years and for most of that time she has been helping people to make the most of their cash savings. She started her career with Independent Financial Adviser, Chase de Vere, in its innovative Moneyline department. Anna believed savings advice was a neglected part of the financial services sector, and…
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Charles Randell CBE

Charles Randell CBE became Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority and our subsidiary the Payment Systems Regulator in April 2018. Charles was an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee from 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2018. He was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy between 2016…
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Colin Fyfe

Colin joined Hinckley and Rugby Building Society in November 2018 after leading the Darlington Building Society since 2014. Prior to that Colin worked for 29 years in banking with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. He worked in commercial and corporate banking, risk management and marketing and held the position of Divisional Director in his last role. Colin supports a number of…
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