Building Societies Annual Conference 2022

4 - 5 May 2022


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Wednesday, 4th May 2022:

Chair's Welcome
Mark Bogard, Chair of Building Societies Association & Chief Executive, Family Building Society
(A copy of the speech can be found here)

Keynote: Politics - what's really going on?
Carole Walker, Journalist and Broadcaster

Keynote: Emerging customer-centric opportunities for outsourcing within the mutual sector
Mark Gilliver, Business Development Director, Target Group

Breakout: How building societies can approach digital transformation
Mary Connor, Industry Principal, Finastra (Chair)
Steve Marsland, Senior Sales Executive, Finastra
Mark Ford, Chief Operating Officer, Teachers Building Society
Clive Bowles, Principal Consultant, Fairmort Limited
Chris Little, Commercial Director, Finova

Breakout: "Strong and simple" - proportionality in prudential regulation
Jeremy Palmer, Head of Prudential Policy and Regulation, Building Societies Association (Chair)
Nick Lock, Senior Advisor - Future Framework, UK Deposit Takers Supervision, Prudential Regulation Authority 
Dr Jürg de Spindler, Director, Association of the Swiss Regional Banks
Thorsten Reinicke,Adviser, Federal Association of German Cooperative Banks (BVR), Berlin

Breakout: How will digital currencies shape the future of Banking?
Muir Mathieson, Director of Treasury, Nationwide Building Society (Chair)
Gavin Brown, Associate Professor in Financial Technology, University of Liverpool
Frances Coppola, Financial Writer and Commentator
Jeremy Leake, Senior Manager, Bank of England (Accessible by BSA Members only - please log into the members section of the website to view this presentation).

Keynote: Open Banking: What's next for innovation in financial services
Charlotte Crosswell OBE, Chair and Trustee, Open Banking Ltd

Keynote: Diversity and Inclusion
Katharine Birbalsingh CBE, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission and Headmistress and Co-founder of Michaela Community School

Keynote: Green housing
Sarah Breeden, Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Bank of England

Keynote: Penny Lane - perception and reality
Patricia Moore, Client Lead Financial Services – Microsoft Business Applications UK&I, DXC Technology


Thursday, 5th May 2022:

Chair's welcome
Rob Pheasey, Vice Chair, Building Societies Association and Chief Executive, Marsden Building Society

Keynote: Financial Conduct Authority
Sheldon Mills, Executive Director, Consumers and Competition, Financial Conduct Authority

Keynote: Big challenges, event bigger opportunities
Robin Fieth, Chief Executive Officer, Building Societies Association

Breakout: Mutual businesses in a post-pandemic world
Caroline Domanski, Chief Executive, No1 CopperPot Credit Union (Chair)
Daniel Stanley, Director, Cohere Partners
Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Queen Mary, University of London
Teddy Nyahasha, CEO, OneFamily

Breakout: Diversity & inclusion in the modern mutual
Simon Fanshawe OBE, Diversity Consultant, Broadcaster and Author (Chair)
Cara Wood, Consultant, Odgers Berndtson
Sue Douthwaite, Non-Executive Director, The Melton Mowbray Building Society
Rebecca Howard, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, Coventry Building Society

Breakout: A new consumer duty – why now?
Elaine Morton, Head of Legal, Conduct Risk & Compliance, Building Societies Association (Chair)
Rosanna Bryant, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP  (Chair)
Matthew Britton, General Counsel – Retail, Nationwide Building Society
Ben Perkins, Head of Operations, Plain Numbers

Breakout: Green Finance and Climate Change post-COP 26
Colin Fyfe, Chief Executive Officer, Hinckley and Rugby Building Society (Chair)
Alison Vipond, Sustainability Policy and Innovation Lead, Ecology Building Society
Andrew Sutton, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Sero
Graeme McRitchie, Head of Prudential and Enterprise Risk | Risk Division, Leeds Building Society

Keynote: The UK housing market post-COVID
Andrew Wishart, Senior Property Economist, Capital Economics

Keynote: The power of purposeful business
Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School & Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business, Gresham College

Digital Mutual Stream sponsored by ieDigital
Session 1: Transforming customers experience without leaving vulnerable parts of society behind

Steve Lowe, Head of Marketing, ieDigital (A copy of the speech can be found here).

Session 2: Can open banking and open finance transform mortgage lending?
Garry Larner, Chief Commercial Officer, ieDigital (Chair)
Harry Weber-Brown, Chief Executive, TISA Digital
Pradeep Raman, Director of Digital, Finova
Karina Hutchins, Head of Mortgages, Open Money
Ben Leonard, Co-Founder, Life Moments

Session 3: Customer experience at the heart of digital transformation
Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap Consulting (Chair)
Lorraine Breece-Price, Head of Operations, Dudley Building Society
Marlene Shiels OBE, CEO, Capital Credit Union 

Session 4: Fusing AI and neuroscience to protect vulnerable customers
James O’Sullivan, Policy Manager, Building Societies Association (Chair)
Dr Dexter Penn, CEO and Founder, Kalgera

Session 5: Board governance and RegData: What needs to happen to improve the quality and reduce the industry burden of reporting?
Brendan Gilmore, Managing Director, BPG Strategy (Chair)
Sarah Sinclair, Founder and CEO, Change Gap
Angus Moir, Head of Data Collection Transformation, Bank of England
Mark Bowden, Director, Colbalt Beach Ltd

Session 6: Cybersecurity landscape review: key threats and how to combat them
Robert Thickett, Policy Manager, Building Societies Association (Chair)
Josh Davies, Product Manager, Alert Logic

Breakout: A new consumer duty – why now?
Elaine Morton, Head of Legal, Conduct Risk & Compliance, Building Societies Association (Chair)
Rosanna Bryant, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP  (Chair)
Matthew Britton, General Counsel – Retail, Nationwide Building Society
Ben Perkins, Head of Operations, Plain Numbers

Breakout: Green Finance and Climate Change post-COP 26
Colin Fyfe, Chief Executive Officer, Hinckley and Rugby Building Society (Chair)
Alison Vipond, Sustainability Policy and Innovation Lead, Ecology Building Society
Andrew Sutton, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Sero
Graeme McRitchie, Head of Prudential and Enterprise Risk | Risk Division, Leeds Building Society