Mark Cooke joined HSBC in 2014 as Group Head of Operational Risk. In that role, Mark led a team of risk officers across the firm’s global footprint, overseeing non-financial risks such as compliance breaches and staff misconduct, before taking a sabbatical in 2020. Earlier, Mark held senior leadership roles at Barclays and UBS in risk, finance and operations. Today he is Chairman of ORX, the financial services industry association for Operational Risk Management.
Mark Cooke is the former Group Head of Operational Risk for HSBC. In this role Mark was responsible for the Group-wide operational risk management framework, policy and practices to manage non financial risk at HSBC, reporting directly into the Group Chief Risk Officer. He led Operational Risk oversight teams across all four Global Businesses.
In addition, Mark is the former Chair of ORX, the Industry Association for Operational Risk management.
Prior to joining HSBC, Mark was the Chief Risk Officer for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (BW&IM) where he was responsible for the independent risk oversight across the division, ensuring that the Risk framework is effective and implemented across the various businesses within the division to manage the primary and consequential risks associated with the BWIM enterprise.