Driving a culture of accountability: preparing for SEAR
Published on March 9th, The CBI’s much-anticipated Individual Accountability Framework (IAF / SEAR) represents a new era for regulated firms and their executives / PCF's. Are firms considering and factoring into their preparations the practical lessons learnt from the UK SMCR?
Designed to hold senior decision-makers accountable for their actions (and inactions), implementing the new regime is likely to be a cultural change. Can that be a positive cultural change that drives better commercial and regulatory outcomes?
If you’re interested in building your network, learning from fellow experts, and sharpening your competitive edge in the regulatory world, we hope to see you there.
Our panel includes:
Darren Hogan - Host @ Broadgate Social
Adrian McCarthy - Chair @ Broadgate Social
Des Moore - Chartered Director @ Cumberland
Ciara Hanrahan - Director - FS Risk & Advisory Services @ BDO Ireland
Jacky Mayne - Managing Director @ Regulatory Risk Partner
Cameron Marr - Independent Non-Executive Director @ Merchant Services
Discussion points include:
Practical pointers on preparation and implementation
The learnings from the UK’s Senior Management & Certifications Regime (SMCR)
What to expect from regulatory supervisors following SEAR's implementation
Adrian’s career has included roles as a Governance Technical Specialist at the UK FSA & FCA, Group Customer Development Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Litigation Partner at Denton's solicitors, IT & Operations Director in the Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market, and as a Fintech Supervisor at the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Adrian currently carries out Board Effectiveness Reviews and consultancy, often coupled with Business Coaching for Executives and Board Directors.
Des is a senior leader in financial services in Uk and Ireland specialising in transformational change. He is currently leading the deep transformation of a top 10 UK Building Society into a sustainable northern FS brand with a compelling purpose – To create a banking experience that’s kinder to people and the planet.
Prior to that Des led the restructure and turnaround of AIB Northern Ireland 2013-18. He holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and recently became a Chartered Director. Des is also a Non-Executive Director of the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust.
Ciara is a Director in BDO’s Financial Services Risk and Advisory Practice. She specialises in regulatory risk across multiple financial services sectors with over 18 years of experience. Before joining BDO in 2022, Ciara held senior regulatory roles in the financial services sector which has provided her with vast experience in the conduct of business requirements, regulatory engagement and governance requirements. Ciara specialises in Fitness and Probity, ranging from leading transformation programmes to CBI inspections. Her experience to date enables her to understand the ever-changing regulatory landscape and the risks that organisations face.
Jacky Mayne is an accomplished professional with over 18 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, specialising in Regulatory Compliance and Operational Risk. Currently serving as the Head of Compliance (PCF12) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (PCF52) at a Global e-money Firm in Dublin. She has a deep understanding of Financial Services operations and significant experience in interpreting and operationalising regulations. In 2017, Jacky established a Regulatory and Operational Risk practice to address the market gap for Risk expertise and she leads a team of consultants servicing International Financial Services clients.
Following a 32 year career in banking in the City of London, Brussels and Dublin, Cameron started a portfolio career as an iNED in the Financial Services sector in 2016. Cameron now serves as a an iNED, Committee Chair and Chairman across a number of established and fintech banks, payments and credit servicing companies in London and Dublin. Cameron also works alongside his wife, through their own consultancy business, to provide consultancy and advice to companies on their risk, strategy, structure, scaling, regulatory, human capital and operational optimisation issues.