A leading member of the Operational Risk community in London, with 25 years of experience in Risk Management, Sean has co-authored several papers and acted as a speaker at many conferences, seminars and webinars.

He has an extensive network of contacts in the discipline, being a member of the IOR/IRM Operational Risk Advisory Committee on a voluntary basis, promoting the development of the IOR and its Certificate in Operational Risk Management, running its regional Chapters in England, Scotland, Germany, Hong Kong, Nigeria and Ireland and speaking at events and webinars. Sean was previously the Deputy Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks Operational Risk Committee, arranging discussions regarding regulatory issues and leading practices with over 30 banks. As a consultant, he has reviewed and contributed to many risk frameworks and ICAAPs and provided advice on risk and governance frameworks and on general risk and regulatory matters.

Sean has held Director-level roles in Operational Risk (previously having been Head of Operational Risk, Europe and Asia Pacific for Toronto Dominion Bank), Credit Risk, Strategy and Governance and Front Office Supervision, having extensive practical knowledge of treasury, capital markets, lending and advisory businesses, including front, back and middle office operations. He has implemented Enterprise Risk Frameworks, including Risk Appetite Statements, Risk and Control Self Assessments, Risk Registers and Board-level dashboards including Key Risk Indicators. He has also instigated a Conduct Risk Framework and overseen the development of a regional Fraud Framework.

Sean has developed and managed risk policy and framework documentation and bank wide risk system and regulatory projects. He has run face to face training programmes, risk workshops and developed a Bank wide distance learning module, promoting knowledge of risk across the three lines of defence in an easily understandable format.

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