Boardroom Insights: Financial Services - Routes to the Boardroom and a Regulation Update
Date Thursday, 26 April 2018
Time 26 Apr 18:00 - 26 Apr 20:00
Venue M&G Financial Services, Governors House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH, United Kingdom
Pricing Subscribed Member
£ 30 Subscribed Member
£ 50 Member
Corporate Member
£ 30 Corporate Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Thursday, 26 April 2018


How much do you know about the regulatory environment in the financial services sector? 
The purpose of this event is to help debunk some of those regulatory myths for example "the Regulator only wants candidates with many years of unbroken experience" and to give a precis of the senior managers and certification regime through the lens of 'Women on Boards'. 
Come and listen to the FCA talk about their priority of culture and governance at financial services firms and what they are looking to achieve here. This will be an interesting and different event that will give you the opportunity to also hear from a top Board Advisor talking about her alternative route from Managing Director and Executive Committee member to a non- Executive portfolio career in both the private and public sector.
By attending this event you will broaden your understanding of the financial services regulatory regime and better understand how you might add value to the boardroom.  As well as picking up insight and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks. 


David  Blunt

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David Blunt is Head of the Conduct Specialists Department in Supervision at the Financial Conduct Authority. David is the accountable executive for the FCA’s priority of governance and culture at firms, including the implementation and embedding within Supervision of the senior managers and certification regime for all FCA regulated firms.

David’s department also leads on financial promotions and consumer contracts issues for Supervision Division. David has been at the FCA/FSA since 2000 where his roles have included leading the investment banks department in Supervision Division and a variety of roles in the Markets and Enforcement divisions. Prior to joining the FSA, David worked at the London Stock Exchange in its Listing Division. David trained as a solicitor and worked at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) from 1992-1998 where he specialised in commercial litigation involving banks and other financial services firms.
Valerie Gordon-Walker

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Recently named as one of the 2017 Cranfield FTSE 100 Women to Watch, Valerie is a former Managing Director, Executive Committee member and Group Head of Human Resources (banking, energy, insurance and retail)Valarie has 30+ years’ senior experience working in the UK and overseas in highly regulated industries. Since 2009, Valerie has created a strong non- executive portfolio career. In the public sector, Independent Senior Advisor to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) at the Bank of England on a part time basis. In the private sector, focusing on corporate governance and culture, board succession, remuneration and with an emphasis upon major transformational change for multinational firms.

Valarie's long term board assignments have included clients such as UK Asset Resolution, an asset management property company, a specialist healthcare group, a technology start up and many financial services firms.

Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.

With thanks to our event hosts