John Thackeray is a Strategic Business Risk and Compliance Consultant and an Interim Executive Manager specialised in Risk Identification, Risk Frameworks, Governance and Compliance Programmes. He has over 16 years’ experience in Risk Management acquired through previous roles including Head of Equity Finance Risk at Deutsche Bank (2001-2004) where he developed portfolio stress testing and allowed the bank to win the First Award for recognition for Risk Leverage; Director of Cross Product Margining at CitiGroup (2004-2007); Chief Risk Officer at Penson Worldwide Holdings, a US Clearing and Futures Firm (2008-2009) where he managed to improve the risk culture of the Bank; Risk Consultant at HSBC (2010) where he executed and implemented new technology for risk and margin-based finance; Chief Risk Officer at Société Générale (2010-2011) in charge of the design and framework of margin and risk; Operational Risk and Risk Identification Officer at Bank of The West (2014-2015) during which he developed Policies and Procedures for CCAR and was responsible for Risk Taxonomy for CCAR; Associate Director at RBC Capital Markets (2015-2016) where he was responsible for Model Validation CCAR, Risk Framework and Governance CCAR and Scenario Design & Stress Testing. John is also the founder and the owner of John Thackeray Consulting LLC, an expert risk consultancy firm, launched in 2010, that provides business risk and compliance consulting on an international platform. John has worked on numerous projects including the creation of different Prime Brokerage Platforms, the rebuilding of a Risk and Margin Platform (2010), the launching of two Risk Identification Programs (2015) for US Regional Bank for CCAR and for an IHC comprising a US Broker dealer and a US Regional Bank. As Chief Risk Officer, he also set up a Risk Radar (2011) for Société Générale to facilitate a warning system for US banks.
John is a specialist in Risk Management, Governance, Operational Risk, Market Risk, Liquidity Risk and Risk Assessment. He also developed an expert knowledge covering Hedge Funds, Derivatives, Financial Institutions, Stress Testing. His skills include also Capital Management, Retail Banking, Treasury Management, Interest Rate Risk Management.
John has a Diploma of Financial Studies (MBA, Top Fifty on completion UK) from the Chartered Institute of Banking (1996), a certification as Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2014), an Associate’s Degree as Certified Anti-Money Launderer from the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (2014), an Associate’s Degree from the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, an Associate’s Degree from the Association of Corporate Treasurers, an Associate’s Degree in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and an Associate’s Degree in Project Management from the Institute of Project Management (2007).