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Risk and Regulation in Banking Series: Meet the Authors and Technical Reviewers

29 January, 2018Toby Brown
Welcome to the first instalment of the Risk and Regulation in Banking blog series. This brand new monthly series has been contributed to by the authors and reviewers of the qualification itself, promising expert and first-hand knowledge on risk and regulation in the industry.   

This qualification will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the critical risks that banks face in the current climate and the regulations implemented to ensure the stability of the banking sector.  To learn more about the Level 4 Risk and Regulation in Banking qualification and to register your interest, visit the page.

Jonathan Jeffery, Author

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Director, Incotango Ltd

Jonathan is the director of Incontango Training Ltd, a Treasury, Finance and Risk training company which delivers consultancy and training courses to a range of international organisations and professional bodies. 

Jonathan also works as a Senior Teacher in Finance at the University of Sheffield as the module leader for Financial Management and also Financial Derivatives. Jonathan is also a visiting professor at EDHEC Business School, currently ranked as one of the top 15 European Business Schools. Jonathan has been involved with The London Institute of Banking & Finance since 2012, and has contributed recently to the CertPAY qualification. 


Adrian Burton swuareAdrian Burton, Technical Reviewer

Community Banking Channels & Operations Risk Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Adrian has worked in risk management in financial services for most of the last 20+ years.  Having started his career working in credit risk at NatWest, Adrian moved into consulting.  Adrian then moved to Egg, the internet bank, where he was involved in the launch of a new bank in France.  For the last dozen or so years, Adrian has worked at Lloyds Banking Group, in a variety of senior first and second line of defence roles.  These have included covering compliance, operational risk, financial crime and conduct risk.  Adrian was for a number of years the Risk Director for Lloyds Banking Group’s Wealth business and is currently the Community Banking Channels & Operations Risk Director.

Nigel Smith -NewNigel Smith, Technical Reviewer

Risk Consultant and LIBF Mentoring Panel

Nigel is an experienced risk professional having worked in front line banking for over 40 years. Prior to retiring from full time employment he undertook a number of senior risk management roles within Barclays both in the UK and overseas, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Whilst he has specialised in Commercial Credit Risk he has a good working knowledge of an array of other risk types. 


Sarah Thwaites, Technical Reviewer

Chairman, Later Life Accreditation Panel for the Society of Later Life Advisers.

Sarah has a broad knowledge and experience of the Financial Services industry (FSA) gained from senior roles in both the commercial and regulatory environment. Well known for assisting firms to meet regulatory standards she is an acknowledged expert in translating standards into practical and useful solutions for firms to adopt.

She led key strategic projects for the FSA where she was ultimately responsible for the development of regulatory policy and the training of the industry and FSA staff.

Paul Rippon
Paul Rippon, Technical Reviewer

Co-founder and Deputy CEO, Monzo Bank

Paul has 25 years of experience in the UK and Ireland’s financial sector across 8 banks and building societies. He holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Paul has also co-founded businesses across manufacturing, digital services and agriculture.

bbarnier headshotBrian Barnier, Technical Reviewer

Head of Research/Director, Burnt Oak Capital and ValueBridge Advisers

Brian is also author of The Operational Risk Handbook for Financial Companies (Harriman House, Great Britain, 2011), and editor of Fed Dashboard & Fundamentals. To more safely seize business opportunity, he takes a consistent approach to managing risk across macroeconomic, investment, strategy, product management, operations, crisis management and technology. He is past: risk committee co-chair of the $26T London-based ICGN institutional investor association and member of ISACA’s RISK IT and COBIT teams. 

Find out more about the Level 4 Risk and Regulation in Banking Qualification and how to sign up to study.