Structured learning points
- Role and remit: what should be your expectations of your CRO or Head of Risk in the context of the ‘Three Lines’ model
- Skills, experience and attributes: what you should you be looking for when you recruit your next CRO
- The non-executive’s role in relation to risk oversight: how to improve your effectiveness
- What the CRO is expecting from you as a non-executive – how can you best support the risk function
- Practical steps to enhancing the effectiveness of the risk function/team.
About the speakers
Elizabeth Martine is an experienced risk professional, authorised by the FCA as Head of Risk (SMF4) at Close Brothers Asset Management. She is a Board Director, Trustee and member of the Remuneration Committee at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). Elizabeth is also Deputy Chairman of the Risk Professional Forum Committee, and Committee member of The Review Editorial Panel at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Prior to joining Close Brothers in March 2020, Elizabeth held various roles at Barclays and Fidelity in the 1st and 2nd lines of defence. She is a committed and passionate advocate of Diversity & Inclusion and supporter of the future pipeline of talent.
Hanif Barma is the founder partner of Board Alchemy, a specialist governance consultancy focusing on board, risk and assurance effectiveness. He is also co-founder of the Risk Coalition, a network of not-for-profit professional bodies and membership organisations committed to raising the standards of risk governance in the UK. The Risk Coalition published Raising The Bar, published in December 2019 to meet the need for high-quality, principles-based good practice guidance for board risk committees and risk functions within the UK financial services sector.
He is a member of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee at the Department for International Trade and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee at the London Institute of Banking and Finance. He is also a member of the Boards of Southwark Cathedral Enterprises and Coram Beanstalk. Hanif was previously Chair of St Christopher’s Fellowship, a leading specialist charity for children and young people in care. These pro-bono roles have given him practical experience of dealing with ‘live’ governance issues and have helped him ensure the advice he gives his clients is leading-edge, practical and fit-for-purpose.
He is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow and visiting lecturer on corporate governance at the business school at City, University of London and has been a member of steering groups of the Financial Reporting Council’s Lab.
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