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March 2017 Seminar

3 March 2017

9.30 am - 1.10pm

Our first seminar for 2017 took place on Friday 3 March 2017 at Deloitte's New Street Square offices. Topics under discussion included the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a review of the new whistle blowing guidance, an underwriter's perspective of cyber risk and an update from the Good Practice Development Group.

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Update

Vincent Rezzouk-Hammachi – Senior Manager, Data Protection and Data Management – Mazars

The new European data privacy framework applies to all businesses in all industries across the world, for data related to any European individual. The new requirements will have an important impact on insurance companies. This presentation will have a particular focus on the notion of consent, the opt-in/opt-out and the right of oblivion. Examples of business opportunities arising from these new regulatory challenges will also be provided

  • Whistleblowing – Update on the New Guidance

Annabel Mackay– Managing Associate, Addleshaw Goddard

Neville Cotton – Compliance Director, Addleshaw Goddard

Although whistleblowing mechanisms are not new, from September 2016, the FCA and PRA requirements changed. As a consequence, the FCA and the PRA will require a relevant firm to: put internal whistleblowing arrangement in place that are able to handle all types of disclosure, tell UK-based employees about the FCA and PRA whistleblowing services, inform the FCA if it loses an employment tribunal case with a whistleblower and present a report on whistleblowing to its board at least annually. This presentation will look at what the new obligations are and how auditors can respond to them.

  • Cyber Risk – An Underwriter’s Perspective

Paul Bantick – UK Focus Group Leader, Beazley

Paul will give us an underwriter’s approach to writing cyber, including things to look out for and accumulations both known and unknown.

  • GPDG Solvency II ORSA Process                                          

Rob Langridge – Audit Manager, Willis Towers Watson

Patience Ogunona – Internal Audit Manager – ERS Insurance

The Group will present an update on its ongoing project work.


2 New Street Square

Greater London


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Speakers Profiles

Paul Bantick

UK Focus Group Leader





Paul joined Beazley in 2005 and is the team leader for Technology, Media and Business Services at Beazley. His main focus is underwriting privacy and security risks, including the Beazley Breach Response product. Paul has extensive experience in underwriting these exposures for healthcare accounts, retailers and many other classes of business.

Neville Cotton

Compliance Director

Addleshaw Goddard




Neville specialises in regulatory conduct and operational risk management, governance and the successful delivery of regulatory changes. Neville has supported a range of firms across sectors with major regulatory changes in responding to enforcement and remediation requirements and in the mitigation of regulatory risk through proactive monitoring and investigation

Rob Langridge

Senior Audit Manager

Willis Towers Watson




Rob has been involved in audit for 20 years and has spent the last 10 years working in the financial services sector in the City both within practice and the insurance industry.

Annabel Mackay

Managing Associate

Addleshaw Goddard




Annabel advises on all aspects of employment law, with a particular focus on contentious work. She regularly advises employers on High Value Employment Tribunal discrimination and whistleblowing complaints and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. She has particular expertise in cross-border employment issues affecting the financial services sector.

Patience Ogunona

Internal Audit Manager

ERS Insurance




Patience is a Qualified Accountant (FCCA) and Internal Auditor (CIA) with over 10 years  Internal Audit experience in the public and private sectors and practice.

Vincent Rezzouk- Hammachi

Senior Manager





Vincent is qualified to practise law in France, with over eight years of experience in providing legal assistance to clients in compliance, in Competition/Antitrust law and Regulatory, including Data Protection. Vincent specialises in organisational compliance with regulations.