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Amy Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School

Professor Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, a chair established to support study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises and the betterment of society. She studies leadership, psychological safety, and organizational learning.

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Axel Weber
past-Chair, UBS, past-President, German Bundesbank

Axel Weber is the past-Chair of UBS and the past-President of the German Bundesbank and a member of the European Central Bank Governing Council from 2004 to 2011. He is a member of the Group of 30.

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F. Christopher Calabia
Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Christopher Calabia is the Chief Executive for the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Chris is an experienced supervisor with expertise in global standards and innovation. Prior to his appointment, Chris worked from 2017-2021 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the Senior Advisor for Supervisory & Regulatory Policy in Financial Services for the Poor.

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Francesca Hopwood Road
Head, Bank for International Settlements Innovation Centre, London

Francesca Hopwood Road is the Head of the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Centre in London.

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Gary Cohn
Vice Chairman, IBM, Former Director, NEC, Former President & COO, Goldman Sachs

As Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council (2017-2018), Gary Cohn managed the US economic policy agenda, stimulating economic expansion, job creation, and wage increases through historic tax and regulatory reform. Prior to that he was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs where he worked for more than 25 years.

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Greg Medcraft
Former Director, OECD Directorate for Financial & Enterprise Affairs

Greg Medcraft was Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD from November 2017 to July 2021 contributing guidance, strategy and support for the Directorate’s policy and standard-setting work for financial and commercial enterprises.

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Joy Wann
Advisor, BIS Innovation Hub Centre, Singapore

Joy Wann is an Advisor for the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore, where she is the project lead for two of the Innovation Hub’s projects on regulatory data analytics and climate-related financial risks. Prior to joining the BIS Innovation Hub, she was a Member of the Secretariat for the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) from 2015 to 2020.

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Karen Cook
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Karen S. Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology; Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); and Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford. She conducts research on social interaction, social networks, social exchange, and trust. She has edited or co-authored numerous books and articles on the subject of trust in the organization.

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Mark Cooke
Former Group Head of Operational Risk HSBC

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.

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Rick Ketchum
Former Chairman & CEO, FINRA

Mr. Ketchum is the former Chairman of Board of Governors and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (2009 - 2016).

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Simon Wills
Executive Director, ORX

Simon Wills is the Executive Director of ORX. ORX, the Operational Risk Exchange, is the largest operational risk management association in the financial services sector.

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Starling Insights
Starling Insights Editorial Board

Starling's team of editors provide review and analysis of current trends and developments in the industry.

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Stephen Scott
Founder & CEO of Starling Trust Sciences

Stephen spent a 25-year career in risk management and corporate intelligence, providing clients with insights into the causes of organizational dysfunction or under-performance.

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Thomas J. Curry
Former US Comptroller of the Currency

Curry was nominated by President Obama to serve as head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Comptroller of the Currency (2012-17), Curry led the US federal agency that charters, regulates, and supervises national banks and federal savings banks.

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Tom Malone
Professor of Management, MIT

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

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Tom Reader
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics

Dr Tom Reader is an Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at the London School of Economics. He directs the Masters of Science in Organisational and Social Psychology and he leads a Masters in Science and Executive course on Organisational Culture. Tom is also a chartered psychologist (MA and PhD, University of Aberdeen; Leverhulme Fellowship).

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