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Recorded Webinar: Data governance frameworks

18 October 2018

Data governance – now more than ever – is critical to regulatory compliance, smart business decisions, risk management and cost efficiency. It is also one of the biggest challenges that firms face – and failing to get it right can result in financial penalties and reputational damage.

This webinar will define data governance and its components, discuss its importance, investigate supporting technologies and solutions, and provide detailed guidance on how to build a sustainable yet flexible data governance framework.

If you are involved in data governance from either a technology or business perspective, listen to the webinar to discover more about:

  • The latest requirements for data governance
  • Challenges of implementation
  • Employee roles and responsibilities
  • Technology solutions and automation
  • Benefits of a successful programme


Joanne Biggadike Head of Data Governance
Hastings Direct
Ian Shrubsole Head of Data Governance
Dennis Slattery CIPP/E, CEO
Steve O’Brien Global Head of Sales Engineering
Simon Hankinson Market Manager, Financial Services
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Joanne Biggadike

Head of Data Governance

Hastings Direct

Joanne is currently Head of Data Governance for Hastings Direct, having moved over from Retail Banking into Insurance in July 2021. Her career to date has primarily been working in Financial Services working for Global and UK based financial organisations. Prior to specialising in Data Governance her responsibilities have included working on BAU and Project related developments in the day-to-day and long-term functions of data management primarily with the operations sector. She has spent much of her career ensuring data is treated as a valued asset. Joanne is an advocate for Data Governance, her work in organisations creates the foundations to allow data use to be proactive and efficient. By continually optimising value from data, She helps to create and build upon environments where data is no longer an unknown anomaly. Joanne helps organisations to trust their data, make accurate choices in both BAU and Change.

Ian Shrubsole

Head of Data Governance


Ian has over 30 years’ experience working in the Financial Services industry, 25 of those within investment management. Starting in IT for a Lloyds insurance broker his career has included time at M&G and as a consultant with PwC’s investment management practice. His expertise covers new product launches, operational process redesign and management information systems as well as front office and distribution process, dataflow and system implementations. The last 18 years has been spent at Invesco where, most recently, he set up and continues to develop the Data Governance function and associated best practices.

Dennis Slattery



Dennis Slattery has been working in Data Management since 1990. He has held senior positions at project, programme and enterprise level and has successfully delivered data solutions for a wide variety of financial firms. He has seen how effective data management has delivered lower costs and greater flexibility to adapt to changing customer needs and regulatory requirements. He has devised a series of specialised financial data management courses to enable firms to manage data through the key disciplines of data strategy, architecture, design, development, testing, operations and governance. He is working with a consortium of leading global firms to implement financial data certification programmes to provide a development pathway for data professionals.

Steve O’Brien

Global Head of Sales Engineering


Steve joined RIMES in 2000 and heads up the global team of implementation and sales engineers. The engineering team provide clients with subject matter experts to assist them in the implementation of RIMES Managed Services throughout their organisation. Steve holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, Operation Research and Economics from Essex University.

Simon Hankinson

Market Manager, Financial Services


Simon is the Market Manager for Financial Services at Collibra. During his 20+ years of management consulting services experience at leading consultancies EY and PwC, Simon helped financial services institutions design and implement information and data governance processes to support internal, external, and regulatory reporting including BCBS 239 and CCAR.

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