CEO at Convercent
CSO at Convercent
Chief Ethics and Integrity Officer at LivaNova
Ethics & Compliance Manager – Operations Center at Philip Morris International
Global Business Integrity Director at Unilever
Deputy General Counsel & Compliance Director at Danone Specialized Nutrition
Global Head of Ethics & Integrity at Rio Tinto
Head of Conduct & Ethics at ABN AMRO
Founder & CEO / Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Ethintegrity
CEO at Unseen
Group Compliance Officer at Aegon
Speak Up & Culture Manager at Aviva
Senior Ethics and Compliance Consultant at Lighthouse Compliance
Former Commercial General Manager at British Airways
Owner at JL&M
Attorney at GVV Avocats
Chief Compliance Officer & Director at Convercent
Head of Ethics and Integrity – Europe Middle East & Africa at Salesforce
Senior Legal Counsel at Volvo Construction Equipment
Director, Business Integrity at Exiger
Associate General Counsel for Litigation, Ethics & Compliance at Venator
Group Head of Business Conduct & Compliance at British American Tobacco
Paul Asare Archer
Director of Compliance at Telefonica UK (O2)
Ethics & Director in the Regulatory Compliance Consulting Team at Norton Rose Fulbright
Senior Compliance Manager at RTL Group
Susan Du Becker
Global Compliance Enablement at Cisco
Trustee at at Unseen
Director, EU Government Affairs at Microsoft EU
Product Manager at Convercent
Partner at StoneTurn
Product Manager at Convercent
Partner at Baker McKenzie
Head of Research at Institute of Business Ethics
Vice President at Exiger
Data Scientist at Convercent
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Chief Executive Officer
An entrepreneur at heart, Patrick Quinlan has a passion and skill for building companies from the ground up. Prior to leading Convercent’s executive team, Patrick served as Chief Executive Officer of Rivet Software, another technology firm operating in the governance, risk and compliance space. In just two years, he propelled Rivet’s quarterly revenue from $240,000 to $12 million – an achievement that earned the company a #6 placement on the 2011 Inc. 500 List among software firms and a #60 listing overall. A founding partner of Nebbiolo Ventures, Patrick has also served as CEO of ServiceSelect and Delta Translation, which was successfully sold to LFI in 1999.
Patrick has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s top “Forty Under 40” leaders, and in 2011 he was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Patrick has served as a board member of Youth on Record and Young Americans Center for Financial Education, the country’s only FDIC-insured bank designed with youth in mind.
While Patrick loves to move at high speeds, he takes time to savor what matters most – his wife Kyla and sons Huck and Poe, dogs Paisley and Parma, and Baja the cat.
Chief Strategy Officer
With an extensive technology background, experience in GRC product development, and an entrepreneurial mind, Philip Winterburn understands what it takes to create innovative software solutions. In partnership with Patrick Quinlan, Barclay Friesen and Chuck Boyle, Philip launched Convercent with the vision of developing a modern GRC solution for the business community. As Convercent’s Chief Strategy Officer, Philip has been responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative GRC product from the ground up.
Prior to Convercent, Philip led product engineering and technology operations for Rivet Software, a tech firm specializing in financial reporting compliance solutions. At Rivet, Philip oversaw the company’s proprietary SaaS product, scaling it to support explosive customer growth and delivering a comprehensive SEC filing workflow solution that earned recognition from CIO magazine on the CIO 100 awards list. Philip has also led technology initiatives at EDS, Ernst & Young and AT&T, where he gained expertise in enterprise-class platforms.
In 2011, Philip was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as CIO of the Year. Philip hails from Britain and has embraced the Colorado lifestyle. A husband and father of two teenage children, he loves to cycle, ski, hike and cook at home. Philip’s not-so-secret ambition is to one day own a restaurant.
Head of Ethics and Integrity – EMEA
Paul leads the Office of Global Ethics & Integrity for Salesforce’s operations in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and is a member of the EMEA Legal Leadership team. He leads on local advisory work, local trainings and local investigations. Prior to this, Paul was Akamai Technologies’ first Global Ethics and Compliance officer; and has experience of developing, launching and socialising global ethics/compliance functions and programmes. This includes redesigning company Codes of Ethics and Anti-Bribery Policies, as well as overhauling and implementing e-learning and in-person training programmes and curricula.
Paul started his compliance career at Google and has over 10 years experience of ethics/compliance programmes in the tech industry.
General Session Speaker
Chief Ethics and Integrity Officer
Before Hugh took his position at LivaNova, he served as the Head of Ethics and Compliance at Rio Tinto and the Ethics and Compliance Officer for International at Abbott Laboratories. Prior to that Hugh held a number of senior legal positions in Abbott Laboratories, Pliva, Cultor and Pfizer. But before he became a lawyer, Hugh was a scientist, a soldier, a taxi driver and his first ever job was as a grouse beater.
A Scot by birth and the youngest in his family. At the age of 14 he was thrown off a fishing boat and survived on an island for three days. Hugh has a degree in Genetics and a diploma in Competition Law from Kings College London – in addition to studying law at the College of Law in York.
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Acting Head of Ethics and Integrity
Stephen is the Head of Ethics & Integrity for Rio Tinto where he leads a global team responsible for designing, implementing and developing the groups Business Integrity Compliance programme. With over 17 years’ experience managing compliance, technology and operational teams, Stephen was named as one of the “Top 40 in-house” investigation professionals by Global Investigations Review. Stephen’s other leadership roles include: co-global head of investigations for Rio Tinto and EMEA Manager, Business Integrity for BP.
Earlier on in his career, Stephen served in the Metropolitan Police leading a portfolio of serious and organised crime specialists. He is a graduate of Middlesex University (M.A. (Hons) Criminology), has attained advanced Policing accreditations (law and operational duties), is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and has a keen interest in behavioural science. Stephen is a founding executive committee member of the Association of Corporate Investigators.
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Founder & CEO / Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Nichole Pitts has had a long-standing career as a senior leader and former head of compliance for an international business along with her experience with successfully navigating a company through a 3-year Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). An innovative, results-driven thought leader with over 20 years’ business experience, Nichole focuses on helping companies achieve a competitive advantage through building a strong, culture-based ethical program.
Nichole has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. She is also a certified Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator. Nichole regularly presents, writes and contributes to articles and conferences on ethics & compliance.
General Session Speaker
Andrew Wallis OBE
Andrew Wallis is the CEO of anti-slavery organisation Unseen, which provides safe housing and other services for survivors of trafficking, runs the Modern Slavery Helpline, and works with businesses and others in the eradication of slavery. Andrew chaired the landmark Centre for Social Justice report ‘It Happens here’, widely acknowledged as the catalyst for the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, which he also advised on the development of. He was awarded an OBE that year. The job has presented him with challenges as diverse as building flat-pack furniture for Unseen’s first safe house, to advising global businesses on how to address slavery in supply chains. He has been described as ‘the loveliest disrupter you could hope to meet.’
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Former Commercial General Manager
Keith is the former Commercial General Manager of British Airways World Cargo and worked for the company for 8 years. The cargo division was raided by the EU Competition Authorities and investigated by the US Department of Justice for anti-competitive conduct in relation to surcharges.
Although he never lived or worked in the US, Keith completed an 8 month sentence in a US Federal Prison Camp. Hear his eye-opening session about a Compliance Training Failure; the dawn raid, DOJ tactics, plea agreement and life inside.
Senior Legal Counsel
Volvo Construction Equipment
Zoi Sazaklidou is a Senior Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer of Volvo Construction Equipment a heavy construction equipment business that represents 25% of the Volvo Group’s business. Zoi joined Volvo CE in 2011 and her role developed from a general legal function to a more focused compliance practice. As a Compliance Officer, Zoi has a global role of overseeing the implementation of Volvo’s compliance policies in the areas of competition/anti-trust, anti-corruption, export control and data protection; and ensuring that management and employees are in compliance with all relevant legislation and Volvo’s Code of Conduct.In her role Zoi works closely with the Sales, CSR and Communications departments and is a member of the Sales Management Team, Volvo CE Corporate Social Responsibility Council and Communications Performance Governance Board. Before joining Volvo CE, Zoi worked as a competition law specialist with Steptoe & Johnson in Brussels.
Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Compliance
Ian is Associate General Counsel for Litigation, Ethics & Compliance at the recently listed NYSE company Venator (a spin off from the US chemical conglomerate Huntsman Corporation). Ian has over 19 years’ experience in Ethics & Compliance, commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. Ian worked previously for DNV GL in the Middle East, GE Oil & Gas in the UK and also Womble Bond Dickinson in private practice.
Director of Compliance
Telefonica UK (O2)
Paul has been at Telefonica UK Limited (O2) since 2012, and in 2018 became the organisation’s first ever Director of Compliance. Paul was a Financial Service Leader of the Year Finalist at the Black British Awards in 2017, and was recently recognised in the Financial Times as within the UK’s Top 100 BAME Leaders in Tech.
Paul is a Law Graduate, a MBA and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.
Away from work, Paul is a supporter of the mental health charity YoungMinds UK, and has completed a number of charitable events on their behalf including multiple marathons.
Paul is married with two kids and lives in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Senior Compliance Manager
Nicolas joined RTL Group in January 2014 and works as Senior Compliance Manager.
In his role, Nicolas develops RTL Group’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the identified key compliance risk areas of the group and with the applicable laws and regulations, including data privacy and personal data protection. He is a main point of contact for all Ethics and Compliance queries within RTL Group and he is also responsible for promoting compliance awareness and trainings within the Group.
Before joining RTL Group, Nicolas worked in the Finance Industry. His activities centered on compliance and risk management. He implemented compliance procedures and acted as advisor on compliance and policy implementation matters.
Nicolas obtained a Master of Law in International Business Law (LL.M.) from the University of Manchester (UK), a bachelor’s degree in International Trade and in Business Law in France. Nicolas is a member of the Luxembourg compliance officers’ association (“ALCO”). He also regularly gives compliance seminars at the University of Luxembourg.
Anny’s work as a lawyer and integrity advocate reflects a longstanding commitment to fair play in business. She recently stepped down as global Chief Business Integrity Officer for Unilever, where she worked for over 10 years. Her achievements at Unilever and in the external business, regulator, NGO and legal community are widely recognised: Anny has contributed to numerous initiatives that enable proactive and values-based responsible business models.
Susan Du Becker
Global Compliance Enablement
A Scottish native, Susan resides in The Netherlands with her Dutch husband where they have learned the art of business travel and ensuring the post-it note is on the refrigerator as they pass each other.
Susan is a Harvard graduate, a world traveller who has lived and worked in 11 countries, has a secondary degree in engineering along with her MBA and has worked in Aerospace and Engineering as well as the Automotive industry, both very different to the world of high tech with Cisco.
As the Global Compliance Enablement owner for Risk Management and Ethics for Cisco Systems Inc, Susan ensures that by proactive detection and prevention as part of an effective compliance program, they help promote the correct behaviour required to ensure adherence to the organisation’s financial, legal and ethical obligations.
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Ethics & Compliance Manager – Operations Center
Philip Morris International
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Group Head of Business Conduct & Compliance
British American Tobacco
Caroline joined the Canadian subsidiary of British American Tobacco in Montreal in 1999 where she held various roles in the legal and Corporate Affairs functions. Prior to moving to BAT’s global head quarter in London in 2015, Caroline was Vice-President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs for BAT Canada. In London she managed the global strategic litigation portfolio for BAT, and since January 2017 has been appointed as Group Head of the newly created Business Conduct and Compliance team.
Director in the Regulatory Compliance Consulting Team
Norton Rose Fulbright
Christian has over 20 years’ experience working for both global consulting organisations and law firms and his expertise lies in governance, risk, compliance, assurance, internal controls and programme management. His industry expertise varies from working with a broad range of clients across financial services to energy, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defence, and automotive sectors. Across these industries, Christian has focused on programme managing regulator mandates, governance and controls reviews, systems assurance and process audits, developing and executing risk assessments in the first and second line of defence, as well as assessing, designing, implementing, monitoring and assuring all aspects of risk and compliance frameworks.
Christian works both proactively to assist companies who want to improve the performance, operation and sustainability of their risk and compliance functions as well as those mandated to perform remediation under regulatory enforcement.
Ever since Sophia climbed onto the stage at the age of 16 and captivated a room full of adults, she has pushed the traditional boundaries of poetry and literature to inspire audiences across the country. Sophia is a truly unique speaker delivering an incredibly powerful message on topics ranging from mental health, diversity, politics, wellbeing to the key issue of the day.
Sophia was the first poet to be invited to give two TED talks before the age of 20, which in turn led to participation at events organised by The Guardian, The Royal Family, Channel 4, BBC and even The British Arts Council.
Sophia’s speaking journey as taken her across the world, captivating and charming diverse audiences from Universities to The Houses of Parliament. She has also been invited into work with the creative teams at Nike and Samsung to share her talents for crafting powerful prose.
Online, Sophia has cultivated a passionate following with over 2million impressions per month across her social media channels. She has inspired young females to pick up a pen or type their own story and is regularly invited into schools to work with students.
Furthermore, Sophia has performed at the Rockin’ Your Teens Annual Girls conference and is a youth ambassador for the betterment of young black girls, whilst leading BET and MTV’s global female campaigns for International Women’s Day and Black History Month. Sophia’s work also includes intimate forums with cancer patients, Cancer Research UK, Refugees and the Stand For Humanity foundation.
Now a multi-award-winning writer and speaker, Sophia’s mission is to heal, creating a safe space to be vulnerable by pushing the boundaries of poetry and literature.
Stephen Martin, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 20 years of experience in compliance & monitoring, risk assessment, and corporate internal investigations, often in connection with regulatory inquiries.
Stephen works with clients to handle both proactive and reactive compliance-related matters, including internal investigations; enterprise, global and in-country risk assessments; compliance program and risk management program enhancement; and remediation work and corporate monitorships.
His work has included counseling clients internationally across a wide spectrum of risk, including anti-corruption / anti-bribery (FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act); antitrust; AML; privacy, cyber-security, data protection and information management; corporate governance, environmental and corporate social responsibility. Stephen helps companies to develop, implement and enhance effective corporate compliance and ethics programs that meet government expectations; handle pre- and post-acquisition due diligence and compliance program integration in M&A transactions and for private equity portfolio companies; and address third-party / supply chain responsible sourcing issues.
Stephen has worked with clients across various industries, including retail, food and beverage, financial services, oil and gas, logistics / shipping / transportation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, financial services, insurance, construction, manufacturing, telecommunications and private equity. He has worked with clients in more than 40 countries, including Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, China, Brazil, Peru, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Philippines, Mexico, Madagascar, Kuwait, Switzerland, Canada, South Africa, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
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Group Compliance Officer
Marc Kuipers is an experienced compliance and risk professional who has been working for more than 8 years at Aegon N.V., one of the top-10 largest
insurance companies in the world with operations in over 20 countries and more than EUR 817 billion of revenue-generating investments.
As a group compliance officer he works together with local compliance teams to help business leaders fulfil their compliance responsibilities and achieve their
business goals. He challenges conventional practices and pursues continuous improvement by redesigning or introducing new and more effective frameworks
supported by new technology.
Prior to working at Aegon, he worked for nearly 10 years at the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets where he was involved in the design and implementation
of AML and CFT supervision and sanction compliance. Within the Integrity and Enforcement Division he also led investigations into various integrity issues, such
as illegal financial activities, money laundering, and fraud.
Elisabeth Dehareng is a partner in the Information Technology & Communications and Intellectual Practice Groups in the Brussels office of Baker McKenzie. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2003 and was admitted to the Brussels bar in the same year. She is a member of the EMEA IP Tech Steering Committee.
Elisabeth advises clients in all fields of IT, IP and new technology law, with a special focus on data protection and privacy.
Her practice focuses on European and worldwide data protection compliance projects, in the field of which she advises on GDPR-readiness programs, cross-border data transfer strategies, processing of special categories of personal data, cybersecurity and data breaches management, and provides strategic advice on other areas such as internal compliance issues, digital media and online applications, as well as in relation to privacy litigation.
Elisabeth also advises on data protection aspects of corporate transactions and reorganisations.
She has a strong experience in the healthcare, financial services, transport and defence sectors.
Elisabeth has a Law Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in European Law from University of Liège.
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Head of Conduct & Ethics
Wies is responsible worldwide for measuring, monitoring and managing conduct risks within ABN AMRO. Her team also drives programs that inspire bankers ‘to do good’ and colleagues to take pride in their role of ‘compliance as a force for good’. Her teams provides tools and advice on ethical banking and ethical product and service development.
Wies will share her knowledge and experiences with respect to “what we know from integrity & ethics management, behavioural sciences and behavioural economics. How this is relevant in preventing internal misconduct and fraud and inspiring good conduct, how ABN AMRO made mistakes and did not prevent our employees from committing fraud: two live cases and what we’ve learned, and hopefully you will too!”
Maria Lancri is an attorney at GGV in Paris. She advises and assists companies with the implementation of digital distribution systems for their physical and/or digital products via eCommerce platforms, as well with the introduction and adaptation of compliance programs (audits, monitoring, training, company policy and internal processes, etc.). In this connection, she can draw upon her many years of practical experience in private practice and in the Legal Department at Hachette Livre.
She is also a competent point of contact for all legal matters relating to product safety and privacy Compliance, data protection, corruption, product safety, distribution, competition law.
She studied as an undergrad in Law in Nice (France) and then in Dallas, TX (United States), graduating with a LL.M., master’s degree in comparative and international law from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Science, Wildlife and Natural History Presenter
Biochemist and wild animal biologist Liz Bonnin is one of the UK’s best loved TV presenters, making a name for herself on the BBC’s Stargazing Live; Bang Goes the Theory and Egypt’s Lost Cities, as well as Top of the Pops and RI:SE.
Liz had always been interested in biology and chemistry at school, and she went on to study Biochemistry at University. Liz’s main interests during her studies were animal behaviour and intelligence and big cat conservation. She set up and carried out a research project on the diet of tigers in Bardia National Park, Nepal, which saw her come first in her class.
After graduating, her career in TV kicked off on such shows as BBC One’s Top of the Pops, before returning to her first love, science, and completing a Masters in Wild Animal Biology and Conservation.
Her TV career has drawn heavily on her academic expertise. In the latest series of Horizon on BBC Two, she presents new scientific research raising hard questions about zoos.
In addition to her TV work, Liz is a conference facilitator and awards host, and has MC’d various events, including most recently, the UK’s National Science and Engineering Competition Awards and the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Head of Research
Institute of Business Ethics
Guen is Head of Research at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). She writes and researches on a range of business ethics topics at the IBE. Her most recent publications include the IBE Ethics at Work: survey of employees report, which is aimed at assessing employees’ perception of ethics in the workplace in 12 countries worldwide.
As part of her role at the IBE, she provides advice to organisations and reviews corporate codes of ethics and policies, as well as other aspects of organisations’ ethics programmes, benchmarking them against other organisations. She collaborated in the development and delivery of corporate ethics training to different audiences.
Before joining the IBE, she collaborated with the inter-university centre for business ethics and corporate responsibility EconomEtica in developing the code of ethics for the Italian Association of Management Consultants and worked for CSR Europe, a European CSR Business Network based in Brussels. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Ethics and CSR from the University of Trento in Italy.
Rob joined Exiger from PwC, where he was a Director of Forensic Services. Whilst there, he was responsible for business and product development for the Corporate Intelligence team, and for global due diligence projects.
Prior to his time at PwC, Rob served as Global Head of Enhanced Due Diligence, EMEA, Thomson Reuters, Integrascreen, and was responsible for growing key markets. After World-Check acquired Integrascreen, Rob led a team that performed enhanced due diligence and know your client (KYC) services for EMEA based clients, across all sectors on a global basis. Additionally, Rob had oversight for the enhanced due diligence business globally for Thomson Reuters following the acquisition.
Rob is very well known in the area of due diligence and has been interviewed and quoted in a number of media outlets, including the BBC, Kommersant, as well as international and national media in English, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish, Chinese, Thai, Flemish, and Malay.
Director, Business Integrity
Jonathan joined Exiger from Tesco Plc where he was the Legal Counsel for Business Integrity. In this role, he led on various ABC risk areas including policy implementation, risk management and investigations.
Before this, Jonathan was a Director at GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK). While there, he was responsible for leading a global team of ABC risk experts. He was an ABC subject matter expert on the Due Diligence Working Group, advising on GSK’s $20bn joint venture with Novartis. Jonathan had overall responsibility for GSK’s enterprise-wide ABC training strategy, which required influencing senior stakeholders.
Jonathan has experience of working with commercial leadership teams and compliance professionals in over 40 countries. He has designed risk control frameworks, conducted in-market compliance assessments and advised on risk mitigation in a broad range of jurisdictions including the United Arab Emirates, China, Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Nigeria, South Africa, Vietnam, Poland, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
Jonathan also practiced at a top-ranked barristers’ chambers, Red Lion Chambers, where he specialised in general crime and fraud. While there, he undertook secondments at UK magic-circle law firms, the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority. Jonathan also advised the Attorney-General of the Falkland Islands on compliance with OECD regulations and anti-corruption compliance. This included a period of secondment on the islands.
Jonathan combines deep subject matter expertise with years of in-house experience, allowing him to provide concise and pragmatic advice coupled with solutions which are proportionate to the risks faced. His practical experience is well balanced between remediation and preventative work, and his experience as an in-house compliance expert is especially useful in helping him to quickly identify underlying issues, and to anticipate implementation challenges.
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Jane develops communication and training programmes on values and ethics, leadership & decision making. She is a communicator who excels in helping her clients to join dots and close gaps between rhetoric and reality.
Jane began her early professional career in television broadcasting at the BBC cutting her programme making teeth on such TV icons as Tomorrow’s World, Grange and Blue Peter.She then left the world of public broadcasting to explore corporate production.
In the mid 1990’s, through longterm working relationships with clients, she began developing a more strategic Internal Communication offering, and was the co-creator of Action Based Communications®, an effective and strategic approach to internal communications.
Since 2005, Jane has worked as a communications consultant, for organisations large and small, in both the public and private sector. Her work with RollsRoyce plc, with whom she worked in the early 2000’s, led her into the area of communicating and embedding Global Ethics programmes.
In this capacity her clients include PwC, BAE Systems, HSBC, KPMG, Cable&Wireless, GMAC, Diageo, BP, BT, Tesco, Anglo American and Serco.She worked closely for a number of years with the Ethics & Compliance leadership team in BP plc advising on how to most effectively embed an ethical culture, having helped their L&D leaders to design a programme which rolled out in the US and UK in October2011.
Jane is also involved with a number of external organisations such as the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), for whom she runs regular workshops. She is also a Board member of the communications agency, Karian and Box, and currently President of the UK Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Michael designs and builds new processes for mining, production and visualization of datasets which are used in Convercent products. These processes will improve data and search quality to develop new predictive capabilities.
Michael’s expertise is in machine learning, natural language processing and statistical analysis to give better insights to Convercent clients on their ethics and compliance environment. He also works on building sentiment analysers and explores new data sources that will meaningful to Convercent clients.
He accomplished his studies at the School of Criminal Sciences at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, where he wrote a thesis on developing a new process to analyze payment information in an effort to understand and prevent satellite piracy. Michael’s previous roles include: Echostar (a Dish subsidiary) as a criminal intelligence analyst and with local Swiss police departments using data science to help discover patterns in criminal activities.
Chief Compliance Officer & Director, Europe
Keith is an award-winning thought leader and expert in compliance, ethics, culture, bribery, supply chain and risk management. He was formerly the Group Director of Compliance and Ethics for BT (British Telecom) with responsibility for compliance, ethics and regulatory risk management, covering 150,000 employees and contractors operating in some 176 countries. He is a past winner of the Compliance Register’s Best Compliance Officer Award, when he also won the Best Compliance Company award; he was subsequently the subject of a full-page Daily Telegraph national press article – ‘Compliance and Science’.
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Global Business Integrity Director
Sharon Gebhard has 13 years of experience as a highly qualified Finance professional within Unilever with roles such as Global Cost Controller, UK Risk Manager, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Auditor as well as various cross functional finance and transformation projects at both a local and global level. She has international experience deploying both systems and process across geographies and knows full well the complexities of landing, educating and embedding change processes within large multinational organisations. Her move from Finance to Legal is a natural transition to work she has done building policy within Unilever from Contingent Labour, Gifts, Travel and Entertainment, Senior Leadership expenses and hospitality relating to high profile sporting events.
With over three years in a Global Business Integrity role she has been co-leading the deployment of Third Party Compliance programmes over an immense supplier and customer base and understands the risks involved in operating in 190 countries as well as the difficulties of translating this into actions to mitigate the risks. At the same time Unilever is keen to upskill and build capability in the external community and positively change how business is undertaken from Lagos to London. Awareness, embedding a speak up culture and creating a culture where employees feel confident to raise concerns is part of Unilever’s commitment to delivering Business Value with Values. With both Global and Market Experience Sharon has the benefit of both understanding how to create policy and process and how to make it come part of the everyday on the ground.
Director, EU Government Affairs
Jeremy Rollison is Director of EU Government Affairs within Microsoft’s Corporate, External, & Legal Affairs (CELA) group. With a focus on data protection, cybersecurity, cloud, and data policy more broadly, particularly in the context of the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM), he is responsible for engagement with EU officials, regulators, and industry stakeholders on policy surrounding emerging data issues, particularly the challenges and opportunities related to the provision of cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services in Europe.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at Nokia (Government Relations) in the company’s EU representative office and was previously Director of the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA) in Brussels. He has over a decade of EU public policy experience at the company, association, and consultancy levels, focusing on issues related to the development and delivery of digital and online services in the Internal Market and corresponding EU regulatory policy.
Speak Up & Culture Manager
Over the last 15 years Charlie Drake has worked for several large global corporates to deliver award winning creative communications campaigns, employee engagement initiatives and culture change.
Known for looking at things a ‘bit differently’ and testing normal boundaries within a business environment, Charlie truly believes in the use of psychology and social movements to be able to influence behaviour and change any corporate culture through engaging their people. Charlie believes there are key elements every business can adopt and use to drive forward and embed ethical and secure behaviour in their employees and create cultural shifts that last. Currently in a global Speak Up and ethical awareness/culture change role at Aviva, Charlie has also led on security culture at Vodafone, as well as communications and engagement roles at both O2 and Virgin Media.