Officers of The Association

AFB Chairman

  • William Smith Managing Director & Head of EMEA, BMO Financial Group

AFB Vice Chairmen

  • Mark Garvin Chairman, J.P. Morgan Limited
  • Sir Roger Gifford Senior Banker, SEB London
  • Paul Orchart Managing Director Europe, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Chairman EU Division

  • Philip Paddack UK Country Manager, BBVA

Chairman World Division

  • Stewart Boyd Managing Director & Country Head, DBS Bank Ltd


  • Diana Brightmore-Armour CEO, UK & Europe, ANZ Banking Group Limited
  • Joseph Chow General Manager, Bank of East Asia
  • Wenjian Fang CEO UK, Bank of China
  • Tom Isaac Managing Director, Citigroup London
  • Masahiro Kuwahara Regional Executive for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, MUFG Bank, Ltd
  • Catherine Raines CEO, Association of Foreign Banks
  • Christian Steffens Country Head, UniCredit Bank AG
  • Tamira Treffers-Herrera Regional Head Europe, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

All Board Members together with the Chairs of the following Panels and Briefings:


  • Richard Wall MLRO, Bank Leumi (UK) plc

Anti-Bribery, Sanctions and Fraud Panel

  • Simon Wilkin Anti Financial Crime, Head of Business Line AFC Advisory, Deutsche Bank

Compliance Panel

  • Bharat Samani MD, Head Of Compliance, UK & Europe, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Corporate & Institutional Banking Briefing

  • Martin Kennedy Managing Director, Head of UK Corporate Coverage, SMBC Europe

Crypto Currency & Cyber Crime Panel

  • Sandra Ferreira Head of Compliance/MLRO, DVB Bank SE

Heads of Internal Audit Panel

  • Vincent Francois MD, Regional Chief Audit Executive, Societe Generale

Heads of Legal Panel

  • David Ridl Regional General Counsel, Europe & N. America, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Operations and Payments Briefing

  • Callum Middleton Senior Executive Director, Planning Department – Operations Planning, SMBC (Europe) Ltd

Operational Risk Panel

  • Helen Pykhova

Quarterly Finance Briefing

  • Jonathan McLaughlin Senior Director, Head of Finance and IT, Norddeutsche Landesbank

Quarterly Human Resources Briefing

  • Patricia Galloway Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources DVB Bank SE

Representative Offices Briefing

  • Taner Akcesme Representative, Halkbank London Representative Office

Risk Management Briefing

  • Richard Hargraves Head of Risk Mgmt, Industry & Healthcare Finance, Siemens Bank

Trade Finance Briefing

  • Chris Coutinho Manager, Trade Finance Operations, Bank of London and the Middle East

Transactions Reporting Briefing

  • Clarence Kolandayan Head of Treasury & Markets Business Management, DBS Bank Ltd