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Barbara joined the FCA as the Executive Director of Risk and Compliance Oversight in September 2015 and is a member of the FCA Executive Committee and reports to the Board.
Previously, Barbara was a Senior Managing Director Public Policy for Santander US seconded to the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington, D.C. Barbara is a specialist in risk and regulatory matters.
At the IIF Barbara was leading on the work into the future of the regulatory capital framework and the benchmarking of internal risk models.
Barbara also acted as personal advisor to the CEO of Group Santander in Madrid and prior to that she was Managing Director, Global Head of Model Validation also representing Santander’s Risk division and Public Policy in various international forums. Barbara was also an official advisor to the European Parliament for a period of four years.
Between 1990 and 2008 Barbara held many senior roles at ABN AMRO, based in the Netherlands, including Senior Vice President, Head of Basel II Requirements.
Barbara holds a master’s degree in French, and post-graduate degrees in International relations and business economics. She is currently on the INSEAD – International Directors programme.’