The forum investigates the drivers of business and financial behaviour, exploring ways that risk can be managed to ensure that sustainable and long-term business objectives are not sacrificed for short-term financial performance. The forum focuses, in particular, on the ‘for-profit’ private sector and those larger corporations and financial services institutions that have a significant impact on wider society, whether individually or collectively. The forum’s goal is to influence policy makers and regulators to create an appropriate environment for responsible and profitable business.
Adrian Berendt FCCA
After three decades in line roles in the City, Adrian is now working independently, providing consulting services to the financial services industry on regulation and risk management. He specialises in advising clients on the impact of regulatory change, particularly the capital implications of the latest Basel regulations and on EMIR/Dodd–Frank. Most recently Adrian was an executive director with LCH.Clearnet, the largest independent clearing house, working on a number of change projects, particularly in the regulatory area. He has appeared on a number of panels discussing corporate governance.
Married with four children, Adrian still finds the time (and the energy) to play cricket and will sing (baritone) at any opportunity.
Head of corporate governance and risk management, ACCA
Paul is responsible for ACCA’s policies on corporate governance and risk management and is a leading contributor to our responses to global developments in these areas. He participates in committees and projects on corporate governance and risk around the world, has spoken at major conferences and other events in five continents, and written numerous articles.
A qualified accountant and MBA, Paul has worked as company secretary and group financial controller of UK public companies and as a consultant in governance and risk. The Department of Health commissioned him to write much of its corporate governance guidance for hospitals and other health bodies. He worked directly with many of them, helping them to introduce effective governance and risk management.
Paul has a particular interest in the behavioural aspects of governance and risk, and has facilitated many workshops for teams from board level downwards, in self-assessing their internal control and risk systems.
Date: 13 May 2014
Topic: Governance, risk and control