Paolo Giudici (Scientific Advisor)

Paolo is a Professor at the Department of Economics & Management at Pavia University in Italy. He is also a Non Executive Director at Credito Valtellinese banking group.
Paolo Giudici

Richard Pike

Richard has extensive experience of working with financial institutions and technology companies throughout the world, assisting companies in managing enterprise risk more efficiently while addressing local regulatory guidelines and standards.
Main board director of permanenttsb plc, (LSE listed €30bn bank) & JP Morgan Fund administration Ltd.
Steering board member of government funded research centre GRCTC
Lecturer on ERM for Certified Bank Director and MSc Compliance courses in UCD
Founder Ci3 (Financial Risk & Compliance Software). Sold to Wolters Kluwer in 2008
Senior Market Manager for Risk & Compliance in EMEA [2008 to 2015], managing six Governance Risk & Compliance software products go-to-market activities across the region.

Kirsty Rutter

An insightful & entrepreneurial business analyst and risk specialist, with a particular passion for the point at which business risk, analytics and culture come together to drive appropriate business decision making and behavior.
Her specific expertise has developed from roles across businesses in strategy, finance and operational risk coupled with a natural ability to lead and work in close partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
Kirsty has held various senior roles in the financial services industry including:
• MD, Strategy and Operational Risk, Credit Suisse
• Head of Strategy (strategy, client proposition and insight), Barclays Corporate

Ian Dilley

Experienced banking professional with over 20 years in various financial institutions.
Specialties: Excellent knowledge of IFRS / US GAAP / HGB and accounting for financial instruments. Considerable experience with building up financial control and reporting systems in banks. In addition has undertaken several major projects involving Bank M&A and restructurings, including a milestone equity raise.
Ian has held various senior roles in the financial services industry including:
• Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, permanent tsb
• Managing Director – Head of Transformation, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
• Head of Finance & Product Control, Hypo Real Estate Bank International

Jonathan O’ Connell

A senior finance executive with over 20 years experience in managing companies during periods of high growth in the financial technology and life science industries combined with extensive expertise in leading and managing fundraisings, public listings, acquisitions and trade sales.
Jonathan was previously CFO as Escher Group and before that was CEO of Merrion Pharmaceuticals.

Bryan Maybury

Shortlisted in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in 2001
For several years was Non-executive Chairman of Ci3, a leading provider of operational risk control solutions to the financial services sector, that was acquired by global information services and publishing company Wolters Kluwer in 2008
Member Institute of Directors in Ireland, Irish Management Institute
Specialties: Entrepreneurship, international sales and business management, strategy and innovation, leadership, corporate development, research and technology commercialization

Barry Mulligan

Barry is a founder of Tribal is a venture firm and co-location hub investing and working alongside the next wave of exceptional Irish technology startups.

Fiona Thornton

Fiona is a senior pensions and employee benefits lawyer.

She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland (where she sits on its pensions committee), the Pensions Lawyers Association of Ireland and the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland.

Fiona is known for her pragmatic and thorough approach. She is easy to deal with and is adept at making this complex area seem relatively straightforward.

Charlie Pike

Charlie is an UI/UX specialist for software applications. He has provided IT Accessibility consulting and web design for a variety EU and US firms including Microsoft, AOL, Google and Wells Fargo.

Will Molloy

Senior sales executive with over 20 years experience in the Life and Pensions industry

Conor Stanley

Conor Stanley is a web entrepreneur and technology investor.
He is co-founder of, a new early stage venture fund, and co-location hub in Dublin.