Speaker Group: Day 2 - 9th May

Puja Prabhakar

As the Financial Services lead of Avanade in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Puja is responsible for leading and managing a team of highly experienced professionals with a focus on driving growth and delivering success for our clients. Her diverse background in consultancy, operations, and sales, has given Puja a unique perspective that enables her to effectively align their technical…
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Katie Pender

With extensive experience in financial services, Katie previously served as Head of Client Solutions at Target Group. Prior roles at Computershare and Capita showcased her expertise in mortgage operations and strategic leadership. Katie is responsible for applying her experience and Target’s technical, operational, and digital capabilities to drive disruption and innovation in the mortgage market. She focuses primarily on enhancing…
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Paul Braithwaite

Graduating from the University of Birmingham, Paul spent 11 years in various roles at RBS Insurance (now Direct Line Group). During the later years, Paul led a team responsible for devising and delivering strategies to improve customer service and reduce the cost of household claims. In 2014 Paul moved to Callcredit, the challenger credit bureau based in Leeds. As Head…
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Carrie Forbes

Carrie Forbes is the CEO of League Data, a Halifax based cooperative owned by the credit unions in Atlantic Canada. League Data is also the CIO for the Atlantic Credit Unions, providing enterprise banking solutions for the credit unions and their members. Carrie participates on several national committees and boards providing collaboration and influence within the financial cooperative and fintech…
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Kate Creagh

Kate is the Public Affairs Manager at the BSA and graduated from the Loughborough MSc programme in 2021. She is currently leading the work on the Joint Prospectus to influence political parties ahead of the next General Election and on the updates to the Building Societies Act for the BSA

Grant Parry

Grant Parry is the Executive Vice President of Strategy for ieDigital, Connect FSS and ABAKA, which together form one of the leading digital banking and financial services specialists in the UK, Europe and the United States. Working closely alongside the CEO, Rami Cassis, Grant’s role is to oversee strategic planning and product marketing alignment as the three firms continue to…
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Mark Mahers

Mark has been developing enterprise data and insight solutions at Coventry Building Society for the last 25 year.  Having had a number of roles across Product, Marketing, Strategy, Architecture and transformation, he now works with the Finance leadership team to move the dial on Coventry’s Finance systems to ensure they can be central to decision making for the organisation. Mark…
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Peter O’Connor

Peter brings over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector to his role as CEO of Target Group. Recognised for his people-centric leadership and innovative thinking, he’s also held key positions in renowned firms like Capita and Lloyds Banking Group, honing his skills in operational management, digital transformation, IT, and service delivery. Focused on fostering innovation and achieving…
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