The route to CRO - career progression within risk
A Workshop by Alex Hindson, Edward James, Mehtap Numanoglu and Demetria O'Sullivan
RCQ Associates Limited,
Brown Brothers Harriman Luxembourg and
About this workshop
Edward James, a leading risk focused recruiter, talks to a panel of Chief Risk Officers about how their careers have progressed, and advice on how to build a career within risk management.
Mehtap is the Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Executive Committee for Brown Brothers Harriman Luxembourg, London and Zurich.
Mehtap has held senior risk positions in leading financial institutions for over 23 years. She is a highly qualified industry professional, leader, editor, speaker and lecturer in risk management, internal control and audit.
Mehtap is also currently the Co-Chair of the ALFI Digital/Fintech Forum Cybersecurity Working Group. She is passionate about speaking in lectures and conferences about risk management, governance, internal audit and internal control.
Alex Hindson – Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer, Argo Group
Alex Hindson joined Argo Group as the Chief Risk Officer in 2015 and his role was formally widened to recognize his leadership of the Sustainability and ESG programs in 2020.
He is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management across the Group as well as Capital Modelling , relationship management with credit rating agencies and purchasing of corporate insurances.
Previously he was the Chief Risk Officer of Amlin AG, the Swiss reinsurance operation of Amlin PLC, where he was responsible for the risk, compliance and legal functions across the Bermuda branch and Zurich operation. He had previously been the Head of Group Risk of Amlin PLC, responsible for the implementation of an enterprise risk management framework across the company in preparation for Solvency II.
Before this, Mr. Hindson was Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Aon Global Risk Consulting, where he was responsible for the consulting activities for ERM across EMEA. He was originally a chemical engineer and worked in a variety of roles at AstraZeneca, including engineering, manufacturing and risk management. Mr. Hindson is a Certified Fellow and past Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management. He holds an MSc in Environmental Management.
Demetria O’Sullivan – is ex Euronext Liffe CRO, ICE CRO, and Global Head of Risk for Futures and Clearing at Citi, and an ex Executive Director at JP Morgan, with significant experience working as a senior advisor to boards and executive teams.
Topics covered by this workshop
Edward James is a Founding Director at RCQ Associates, a specialist recruitment firm focused purely on risk, credit and quantitative hiring. Edward has focused on this area for 15 years and is well-known as a leader within this field, working with leading brand names and helping them find risk specialists to join their teams.
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