Kathryn has more than 35 years’ experience in the financial sector, most recently at RBS, where she led a team responsible for reviewing customer complaints in relation to a strategic remediation project. Previously, she was Head of Enterprise Risk Management for the bank. She joined RBS from Moody’s Investors Service, where she held a number of analytical and managerial roles in the UK, the US and Singapore. Earlier in her career, she founded and managed The Paradigm Alliance, a consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. She began her career in finance at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Kathryn served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fes, Morocco. In addition to her role as Trustee Director and Chair of GLM, she is the Chair of the Risk, Audit and Evaluation Committee of the Microbiology Society and Chair of the Steering Committee, Professional Risk Managers’ Association, London Chapter. Kathryn holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA from Georgetown University, both of the US.
Eva has almost 30 years of banking experience from working in banks, working for a servicing firm for financial institutions, and also as a legal advisor to banks whilst working at Norton Rose, the major law firm. She started her banking career in Frankfurt, Germany with Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan). She moved to London in the mid 1990s where she initially held various senior positions in bond and loan origination for corporate and public sector borrowers at WestLB AG, and executed major innovative transactions. In the last 10 years her focus has been on debt restructuring. Currently she is leading teams of restructuring professionals across various European and US locations for a financial servicing company. Her teams manage a portfolio with an initial value of >€1bn. Eva is a dual qualified lawyer (in England and Germany) and holds a PhD from J.W.Goethe-University, Frankfurt. She is active in local societies, for example she is a past Treasurer of the Blackheath Society, a registered charity.
Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. Ian was partner at PWC for over 23 years. He consults to senior executives on valuations, transactions, restructuring and financial reporting matters and is a regular conference and media commentator with a particular focus on the financial services (insurance, asset management, and investment banking) and energy sectors (oil & gas, nuclear). He also has a strong understanding of the private sector/higher education/government interface after acting as PwC's relationship partner for Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills. Prior to joining PwC he worked as an investment manager for 8 years at 3i, a leading venture capital firm. Ian has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Jan’s career over the past 30 years has comprised senior corporate roles including Head of Zurich Corporate Pensions, Global Sales Director/Executive Committee member, Barclays Private Bank and Resident Vice President, Consumer Lending, Citibank. Her role accountabilities have included global strategic and propositional development, leading and embedding significant change programmes and the planning, delivery and evaluation of successful high growth and turnaround strategies. In addition, at Barclays, she successfully led the organisational design review and restructure implementation of two merged banking businesses, transforming the cultural and leadership style. Jan now works with company boards on ways to improve their performance and growth, with a focus on board effectiveness A topic she also has lectured on for the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, amongst others. Jan has always used her career as a platform to further diversity and inclusivity; especially women’s leadership participation. This led to her being nominated a UK Woman of the Year in 2005 and appointed a Commissioner of the Women’s National Commission in 2009. Jan is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Academy of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce); she was elected to its Fellowship Council in 2018.
Leroy is a retired police superintendent with over 35 years’ practical policing experience and related work within the UK Justice system. Leroy has experience in security, community building and mentorship. Leroy was Deputy Borough Commander of Hackney, contributed significantly in the borough receiving three consecutive Commissioner’s Commendations (2004-07). Leroy has an honorary doctorate and a BSc from the University of East London.
Julian has approaching 40 years' experience in the financial services sector, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for Wells Fargo in EMEA, a role that included Director responsibilities for several UK regulated entities and oversight of the UK Senior Management Regime. Prior to this, Julian held senior management roles in both the retail and wholesale banking sectors with Swedbank and Banco Sabadell, the latter including a 3 year secondment to an asset management subsidiary in the USA. Julian has gained a broad range of experience in change management, start-up operations and the implementation of large complex projects within both retail and wholesale operations.