Randal Barker – Chairperson

International General Counsel; Former Vice President Group Legal Iron Ore, BHP Billiton

Randal Barker is an international General Counsel with multi-sector experience in public and private equity. His most recent role was General Counsel of BHP Billiton Iron Ore based in Australia. Randal is a member of the GC100 (The Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE100) and was formerly a member of the GC100 Executive Committee for many years.

Richard Watson – Keynote speaker

Futurist in residence at the Tech Foresight Practice, Imperial College

Richard Watson is a London-based writer, speaker and scenario planner with a particular focus on helping organisations to think far ahead. He is the founder of nowandnext.com, a website that helps document global trends and is a founding member of Futures House, a specialist scenario planning consultancy.

Richard has written five books including: Future Files: 5 Trends for the Next 50 Years (2007); Future Minds: How the Digital Age is Changing Our Minds, Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It (2010). The Future: 50 Ideas you Really Need to Know (2012) and Future Vision: Scenarios for the World in 2040 (2012).

Richard has worked with impressive corporations, including; Arla Foods, General Electric, IBM, KPMG, London Business School, Ministry of Defence, McDonald’s and Virgin.

John Abramson

General Counsel, Travelers

John joined Travelers in 2012 and is based in London. John leads the European in-house legal team as well as the compliance function. He also acts as company secretary for the UK-based group companies.

John’s legal career in London began at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, where he qualified as a solicitor in the firm’s aerospace insurance department.  He eventually moved to the London office of the US law firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (latterly known as Dewey & LeBoeuf) where he handled aviation insurance claims, as well as large scale international insurance and reinsurance disputes.

In 2002, John moved in-house to AIG as Regional Counsel for Central Europe and the CIS, and in 2010 was appointed Deputy General Counsel for the Greater Europe region.

John studied English literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and law at the London School of Economics.

Osama Al Jayousi

Group Compliance Manager (Global), Carillion

Osama Al Jayousi is the head of the Ethics and Compliance office for the Carillion plc group of companies with responsibility for monitoring Compliance with key regulations and ethical standards. Osama started his career at Ernst and Young in 2001 and joined UDC; a prestige development company is the Middle East responsible for building the well-known Pearl Island in Qatar, in 2006. Osama moved to Carillion in 2008 heading up internal audit in Middle East and North Africa before  moving back to the UK to head up the ethics and compliance function in 2011. Osama also holds a masters degree in Corporate Governance and  Business Ethics.

Dominic Bacon

General Counsel – Head of Legal and Compliance, Dabbl Group

Dominic is the Managing Director of Squaring The Circle a legal, regulatory and risk consultancy company with both financial services and non-financial services clients based in London, Russia, USA, Ireland, Dubai, Ukraine, Malta and Slovakia.

Currently he is advising Dabbl Group Limited an on-line, next-generation, stockbroker that offers a radically different (and disruptive) approach to personal investing for Millennials and other tech-savvy individuals who want to invest but who don’t want to accept the traditional approach to stockbroking and related investment.

His role is to create an integrated risk, legal and compliance department that matches the smart-phone approach of the Millennials with the regulatory requirements of the FCA and other European regulators. In particular he has been tasked with ensuring that stakeholders are given comfort that both current and future (and ever-increasing/intrusive) legal, regulatory and compliance risks that are relevant for an on-line fin tech financial services business in the UK are identified and and are managed appropriately.

Dominic has experience of managing relationships with the FCA/FSA, and a number of other European and US Regulators.

He is also on the Advisory Board for The University of Wales – UCW Aberystwyth

Dominic regularly speaks at conferences and to MBA students on the role of the In-House Lawyer as well as on Risk and Governance and last year authored a chapter for “Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance – interdisciplinary case studies from Leading Experts” (2016).

Robert Barrington

Executive Director, UK Chapter, Transparency International

Robert Barrington is Executive Director of the UK chapter of Transparency International, the world’s leading anti-corruption organisation with chapters in over one hundred countries.  He is an authority on global corruption, corporate bribery and corruption within the UK, and has worked in academia and in the City.   He joined Transparency International in 2008, leading the campaign to secure a new Bribery Act in the UK, and was appointed as Executive Director of TI-UK in 2013.  He was previously Director of Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management, and CEO (Europe) of the environmental research group Earthwatch Institute.  Advisory roles include membership of the Ministry of Justice’s Experts Group drafting the official guidance on the Bribery Act and the BIS Export Guarantees Advisory Committee.  Recent publications and projects include ‘How to Bribe’, ‘Adequate Procedures – Guidance to the UK Bribery Act’, ‘Fair Play’, ‘Countering Small Bribes’ and ‘Corruption in the UK’. He also writes a regular blog on corruption trends at http://www.transparency.org.uk/news-room.  Robert is a member of the ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Committee and RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies.  He has a degree from Oxford University, a PhD from the European University Institute and has held fellowships at Oxford and the University of Sussex’s Centre for the Study of Corruption.

Andrew Beckett

Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations, Kroll

Andrew Beckett is a Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, and heads the EMEA Cyber practice. Andrew began his career at GCHQ where he held a variety of roles including head of the branch responsible for providing cyber security advice to government departments and penetration testing.  He also served in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is an International Civil Service organisation operating under the auspices of the UN where Andrew was the first head of the Office of Confidentiality and Security and charged with setting up this team. Andrew went on to run his own commercial consultancies before joining Airbus Defence and Space in the UK as the head of Cyber Defence, a role he filled for five years before joining Kroll. Andrew is a visiting professor of Cyber Security at the University of South Wales.

Jacqueline Conway

Group Risk & Compliance Director, Vodafone

Jacqueline is the Group Risk & Compliance Director at Vodafone, reporting to the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.  Jacqueline has worked at Vodafone for a total of 14 years, with over 6 years in her current role.  Jacqueline is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management as well as Vodafone’s global compliance programme, which covers the Code of Conduct and Speak Up. Within her compliance role, she also has vertical responsibility for competition law, anti-bribery and privacy.  Jacqueline also heads up the Corporate Secretariat team.

Stephen Cooke

Deputy General Counsel, HSBC

Stephen Cooke is Deputy General Counsel at HSBC based in London and appointed in January 2017 as head of the global legal team supporting the technology and operations division of HSBC.  He joined HSBC in 2007 in the Head Office legal team focussing on M&A and corporate matters including recovery & resolution, and moved into the team supporting HSBC’s technology in operations division in 2014.   From 2000 to 2007, Stephen was Associate General Counsel at Factiva, a joint venture between Reuters and Dow Jones, where he was responsible for supporting the group in Europe and AsiaPac.  Prior to joining Factiva, he was a corporate lawyer in Taylor Wessing.

Steve Coope

Lead Regulatory and Compliance Counsel, Orange

Steve Coope is the Lead Regulatory and Compliance Counsel for Orange with a proven track record of success within global blue chip companies. He has a huge amount of legal and compliance experience in companies known for their branded consumer goods, having worked previously at Dowe Egberts, Sara Lee and Sony Mobile. He is a data privacy, data protection and cyber security law specialist, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness.

Louis Cooper


Louis is Chief Executive (part-time) and one of the founders of the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) – the members Association that was set up in 2006-7 to support the specific needs and demands of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees across all sectors and at each stage of their ‘life-cycle’. Louis leads the NED and board training, education and advisory services. In 2016 NEDA published the ‘NED Handbook’ 4thEdition and also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Non-Executive Director Awards.

Louis has over 20 years’ experience in governance, risk and assurance services and in public practice has worked for all of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms and for 6 years was a partner at the UK top 10 audit firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, where he led the Risk & Assurance team. He is retained as a consultant having retired from the firm in 2013, and acts as an Associate with three risk, assurance and strategy consultants, including the risk management software firm Magique Galileo.

Claire Cross

Of Counsel, Corker Binning

Claire Cross is a senior lawyer, specialising in all areas of white collar fraud. Claire joined Corker Binning as Of Counsel in November 2016. Prior to this, she acted as a Senior Lawyer at the Financial Conduct Authority, in the Criminal Prosecution Team.

Claire has expertise in all areas of white collar crime, with considerable and proven experience in complex FCA and CMA regulatory investigations, insider dealing, market manipulation and cartel cases, misleading statements, and anti-bribery and corruption.

Claire has specialist knowledge in case strategy, including scoping, and prosecution of multi-handed and complex cases, evidence gathering (including covert techniques and human intelligence sources), running large disclosure exercises, and court presentation. She also has extensive experience in international legal matters, including obtaining evidence from abroad, cross-jurisdictional investigations, establishing Joint Investigation Teams, drafting Letters of Request and extradition cases.

Ellie Doohan

Founder, Ellie Doohan and Associates;, Former Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, EMEA, Walmart

Ellie is a Consultant Senior Advisor to LRN, using her experience and expertise to create values-based ethics and compliance programs while transforming organizational culture..

She has over 15 years experience in industry; operating at executive level for many of them. She was, Wal-Mart’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for EMEA & Canada responsible for developing the Ethics and Compliance programme across the Region and building a team of over 250 people. Prior to that she was Executive General Counsel for Asda, Wal-Mart’s £20bn UK subsidiary responsible for legal, compliance, governance, strategic risk, food and product safety and insurance and claims. She was chair of International Procurement and Logistics Limited – a £1.3bn global sourcing business with offices in 10 countries. She also chaired the Asda Risk and Audit Committee. She qualified at the College of Law, York and read law at Nottingham Trent University.  She lives in London.

Derek Foster

Group Head of Internal Audit, Thomas Cook

Derek is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience across a number of industries.  After beginning his career in Deloitte, he went on to specialise in risk management, assurance and internal audit.  Derek is Group Head of Internal Audit at Thomas Cook plc.  He also set up the Internal Audit function at Electrocomponents plc (a FTSE 250 company), ran the worldwide Audit function for CIC (a global movie company), ran the North European Internal Audit function of General Motors, and led the Internal Audit & Risk Management function for Royal Mail, during which time Royal Mail successfully executed one of the biggest operational transformations in Europe and successfully listed as a public company on UK Stock Exchange.

Derek is also involved with the Institute of Internal Auditors as part of their External Quality Assessment panel and is on the Board of Governors and the Audit & Risk Committee at St Albans School.

Joe Frederick

Head of Intelligence, Anvil

Joe is Head of Intelligence at Anvil, the globally renowned risk management company that enables businesses to ensure their people are safe and other assets secure – wherever they are in the world.

Joe oversees reporting on threats and risks in complex operating environments and specialises in geopolitical risk analysis and strategic forecasting.

Joe has extensive experience in project managing and delivery of risk consultancy services to multinational clients, including those in the oil and gas, mining, defence, insurance, banking, travel and non-governmental sectors.

Joe holds an MA in International Relations from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London and a second MA in South Asian Strategic Studies from the same institution.

He is also a Research Fellow at a Brussels-based ‘think-tank’.

Professor Chris Hankin

Director, Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College

Professor Hankin is a Professor of Computing Science at Imperial College London.  He is Director of the College’s Institute for Security Science and Technology.  His research is in data analytics and cyber security. He leads multidisciplinary projects focussed on developing advanced visual analytics and providing better decision support to defend against cyber attacks.  He is Director of the CPNI/EPSRC Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems. He chairs the Academic Resilience and Security Community (Academic RiSC), a network of 30 universities, and serves on the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership oversight group.

Hannah Laming

Partner, Peters and Peters

Hannah is one of the world’s leading female investigative lawyers with experience and expertise in business crime, corruption, private prosecutions, internal investigations, FCA regulatory issues and economic sanctions.

Ida Levine

Director of European Public Affairs, Capital Group

Ida Levine is Senior Vice President and Director of European Public Affairs for Capital Group (CG) and sits on CG’s Global Public Policy Committee. In her role, Ida engages with policymakers on regulatory and other policy issues impacting CG, in coordination with CG’s US government relations function. She was previously Senior Counsel and Compliance Officer for CG in Europe.

Ida also chairs the Governance Committee of the London branch of Capital Research Company and serves on the Board of Capital International Limited (CIL), CG’s UK asset manager, and chairs its Audit Committee.

Before CG, Ida was European Counsel for JP Morgan Investment Management covering Legal and Compliance, and a Partner at international law firm Jones Day (London and New York) specializing in M&A and Securities Law.

Ida helped organize and sits on the Board of Directors of the Investor Forum – set up by the UK investment industry to facilitate stewardship and a dialogue between UK corporates and their shareholders – and chairs Its Operations Oversight Committee. She is also a Trustee and chair of the Development Committee of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and a member of its Finance and Audit Committee.  Ida is Co-Chair of the International Securities Regulation Committee and Chair of the Responsible Investment Study Group of the International Law Association (ILA), and has authored articles for ILA reports on international securities and financial services law and governance matters, and other articles.

Ida is passionate about the Arts, and also is on the Executive Committee of the Benjamin West Patrons of the Royal Academy of Art and a Patron of the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

Alistair Maiden

Founder, SYKE

Alistair is the founder of SYKE, a legal engineering business that helps companies to procure and use technology to solve legal problems. Alistair is an expert at putting legal technology to operational use from experience of his previous roles as Head of Contracts and Data Protection Officer at ASDA, where Alistair successfully deployed automation tech, AI and expert applications to deliver an end-to-end digital contracts and compliance solution called Delphi.

Philippe Montigny

President, ETHIC Intelligence Certification Committee

Philippe Montigny is CEO of ETHIC Intelligence, a leading certification agency specializing on company anti-corruption compliance programs. Philippe has over 20 years’ experience in anti-corruption compliance, beginning at the Office of the OECD Secretary-General where he was involved in the ministerial negotiations that led to the OECD Anti-corruption Convention.

After several years advising companies on anti-corruption compliance programs and strategies to resist extortion, Philippe developed certification as a way for companies to strengthen, promote and communicate positively and credibly on their anti-corruption programs. Since 2006, ETHIC Intelligence has certified company compliance programs internationally.

Philippe Montigny was a co-drafter of the compliance management system standard (ISO 19600) published in 2014 and of the anti-bribery management system standard (ISO 37001) published in 2016 and was the ISO liaison officer between the two standards.

He is also President of the anti-corruption commission of the French Council of Foreign Investors in Africa (CIAN) since 2002 and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He lectures at the University of Paris-Cergy Law School and at the French Institute of Higher National Defense Studies on programs to prevent corruption.

Joanna Perkins

Chief Executive, FMLC

Joanna Perkins serves as Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Law Committee (“FMLC”) and is also an associate member of South Square, barristers’ chambers in Gray’s Inn.

Before joining the FMLC in 2004, Joanna worked for the Law Commission and managed a project on unfair contract terms.  She has held lectureships at Durham University, Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Université de Paris and Birkbeck College, University of London.  She has published articles on, inter alia, financial law, financial markets regulation and the conflict of laws.  After completing a Doctorate in Law at Oxford University, where she worked as a college lecturer, Joanna was called to the Bar in July 2001.  She recently served as a Non-Executive Director of ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd and Chair Person for the Oversight Committee of ICE LIBOR.

Lynsey Poulton

Senior Editor, Practical Law In-house, Thomson Reuters

Lynsey Poulton joined Practical Law in October 2016 as a senior editor for the In-house editorial team. Lynsey qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in May 2007 and following an 18 month post-qualification role in the London corporate team of Dundas & Wilson LLP (now CMS Scotland), moved to an in-house role with Morgan Advanced Materials plc. Lynsey began her in-house career as a general legal adviser, but following the introduction of the UK Bribery Act 2010, was responsible for the creation, implementation and on-going management of the company’s global compliance programme.

Kimon de Ridder

UK Compliance Oversight Director, Aviva

Kimon is the Compliance Oversight Director for Aviva plc, which provides a wide range of insurance and asset management products to over 33 million customers across 16 countries.  Aviva is the largest general insurer in the UK and a leading life and pensions provider. He is based in London and oversees the Compliance program (including Financial Crime) throughout the UK and across all product sets.  Prior to joining Aviva, he spent the past decade with GE Capital in a range of M&A legal roles as well as CCO roles across a range of financial services platforms (primarily, mortgage and monetization products). He started his career with the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, in London, and was part of their corporate finance practice for a number of years.  He is a frequent conference speaker on compliance issues in the financial services sector.  He holds of Doctorate in Laws and is a board member of the ACAMS UK Chapter.

Anna Rothwell

Senior Associate, Corker Binning

Anna Rothwell is a senior associate specialising in general crime, fraud and regulatory matters.  She has advised on numerous domestic and cross-border investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and Crown Prosecution Service into allegations including conspiracy to defraud, offences under the Fraud Act 2006, money laundering, insider dealing, false accounting, bribery and corruption, as well as complex extradition and immigration related criminal matters. Anna has experience of advising witnesses facing interview under the Serious Fraud Office’s compulsory section 2 powers and companies served with section 2 and disclosure notices.

Anna has advised and represented individuals in a number of complex and lengthy cash seizure, restraint and confiscation matters.  She also has experience of advising on matters involving the US Department of Justice, advising both witnesses and those whose extradition is sought for prosecution, and challenging Interpol red notices.

Anna has experience of negotiating with the Serious Fraud Office and other prosecutors on behalf of defendants under The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Plea Discussions in Cases of Serious or Complex Fraud and agreements under sections 71-75 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

In the 2015 UK edition of Super Lawyers, Anna is ranked as a ‘rising star’ for crime.

Jonathan Stevens

Head of Dispute Resolution, asb law, Former Head of Legal Risk, Atos

Jonathan Stevens is a solicitor and also a New York attorney. He spent the first 18 years of his career in private practice where he was managing partner of a provincial law firm, working in litigation.  Jonathan then spent 15 years working as in-house counsel for KPMG and then Atos, a €12bn turnover global IT services company, where he was General Counsel for Dispute Resolution for 11 years and latterly Head of Legal Risk. He was responsible for the management and supervision of Atos’s claims, disputes and litigations in all 72 countries where the group operated. Whilst at Atos, Jonathan also designed and implemented the group’s legal risk mapping.

Jonathan is now back in private practice where he is a partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at innovative law firm, asb law LLP, where he leads a team of experts dealing with litigation, regulatory and employment matters.

Jonathan has published a number of articles about risk and is a regular speaker at conferences and training events, including Winmark’s Global GC Academy and as a visiting lecturer at Toulouse Business School.

Ross Woodham

General Counsel and Privacy Officer, Cogeco Peer 1

Ross Woodham is General Counsel and Privacy Officer at Cogeco Peer 1, part of Cogeco Communications, Inc. (TSX:CCA) who are headquartered Montreal, Canada. His responsibilities include leadership of the global legal team as well as spearheading the company’s Business Assurance program covering Compliance, Information Security and Privacy.

Cogeco Peer 1 helps customers design, build, manage and optimise true hybrid IT solutions, allowing them to focus on what matters most: fuelling innovation, powering transformation and driving growth.

Ross has been working with hosting providers, top-tier technology companies and their clients for over 10 years and advocates the benefits of risk management to achieve better governance and strategic outcomes.

Maurice Woolf

General Counsel & EVP Corporate Support, Interoute

Maurice has spent his career in fast-growing start-ups, helping grow Interoute from a company with turnover of €18million in 2003 to turnover of €727million in 2016.

A practicing solicitor, Maurice now oversees a number of support areas for the Interoute Group including Legal, HR, Procurement, Property, Information Security and Insurance. Maurice has led negotiations on numerous corporate transactions for the Interoute Group, including most recently, the £400m purchase of Easynet.

In 2014 Maurice was listed in the GC100 power list of most influential General Counsel by Legal Business Magazine.