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England and Wales Chapter

The England & Wales Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk exists to support the IOR’s members in the region. The Chapter was established in 2012 and has provided many successful events over the years. The chapter continues to evolve and grow. We believe that the IOR, as a professional institute for operational risk management, should set an example for good governance and sound management. The Chapter is governed by a Chapter Executive Committee with clear assigned roles and responsibilities within the leadership team.

We aim to deliver value for money to our members by offering a variety of events, including interactive workshops, seminars presented by top industry professionals and networking events (most of them are free of charge for members). We will also continue to partner with other organisations to offer access and discounts at their events for our members. Please see our programme of upcoming events at the bottom of this page. We also aim to strengthen our membership base so you can make the most of networking opportunities.

Operational risk management has never been more important and is a focus of global and national regulators. We will keep you updated on material regulatory developments through ad hoc briefings and insight papers (as well of course as through events).

We also want to be closer to you and get in touch more often via email, social media and the IOR website. Of course, we will also want to hear back from you about the things you like and where we can improve. The Chapter welcomes suggestions from members for events and activities both in London and elsewhere in England and Wales – please email suggestions to David Goodyear


Please click here to see our comments on the PRA (CP29/19) and FCA (CP19/32) Consultation Papers on Operational Resilience: Impact tolerances for important business services.


Chapter Governance – Executive Committee

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Chapter contact details

David Goodyear

Head of Midlands and North and Membership:
Armel Massimina

Vice Chairman:
Brian Thornhill

Committee member:
Alessandro Vecci

Committee member:
David Goodyear


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Future events

Implications of climate risk for operational risk management

Stories around climate risk are on the news daily, increasingly climate related factors are impacting our lives and at the forefront of risk management strategy and planning for financial services. But how does it fit in the risk management framework and what are the implications and impacts to operational risk?

This event will address these questions and will focus on three topics in particular:
1) Regulatory expectations regarding climate risk management.
2) Climate risk implications for operational risk management.
3) Quantification methodology and challenges.



Hector Fontaine, Managing Consultant at BCS

Michael Grimwade, Head of Operational Risk at ICBC Standard Bank

Amir Sethu, Director at Cognext

Date: Wednesday, 27th October 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 BST
Registration: Please click here to register

Past events

The rise of operational risk webinar

Date: Monday, 26th April 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 BST
Registration: Please click here to register


The new investment firms capital regime - challenges and opportunities

Please click here to download the slides

Date: Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 GMT


England and Wales response to the UK regulatory consultations on operational resilience 

Date: Wednesday, 2nd September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 BST


The post-COVID 'new normal’ - what it means for risk managers?

Date: Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 BST


Risk governance oversight: good practices and challenges


Monday, June 29, 2020


The Regulation of Cryptoassets


Monday, March 9, 2020


IOR England & Wales: Focus on Operational Resilience


Monday, March 9, 2020


FCA Investigations and Enforcement: A Guide to Managing Regulatory Action


Wednesday, February 12, 2020


The Financial Crime and Money Laundering Summit


Wednesday, January 29, 2020


For more information on past events please click here.