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This year’s Annual Banking Conference will be held virtually on 1st and 2nd November 2022 (each day’s session to run from 8am -9.30 am GMT). 

The overarching theme for this year’s conference will be responsible banking in an economic climate of considerable uncertainty and rapidly rising prices.

Day 1 will be looking specifically at responsible banking in a global inflationary climate and Day 2 will look at how the work of PRB Academy will help our members and bankers more generally, to address these challenges through the lens of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking.


The Panel will discuss:

"How can responsible banking support equality, diversity, reduce poverty and the other linked SDG’s and where are its current limitations?"

"How can we deal in a responsible and sustainable way with the challenges inflation is leading to around the world?"

The Panel will discuss:

"How can digital finance support the UN Principles for Responsible Banking?"

"How does the PRB Academy support banks globally who are facing these complex challenges highlighted in day 1?"

"What’s next for alliances such as GFANZ and the NZBA post COP, and for the COP 26 Private Finance Strategy and the PRB more generally?"

Confirmed chairs

Day 1:

Steve Pateman

Steve Pateman

Chartered Banker Institute | President |


Steve has worked in banking for over 40 years and is currently a Non Executive Director at Bank of Ireland where he chairs the Remuneration Committee. He sits on the Advisory Board of The Arora Group and Kingsley Healthcare and was previously on the Financial Capability Board of the Money Advice Service. 

During Steve’s banking career he was CEO of The Hodge banking and life assurance businesses and Shawbrook Bank. 

Prior to joining Shawbrook in 2008, he led the UK banking businesses of Santander UK sitting on the UK Board of the Holding company and various UK subsidiaries. He also represented Santander on the Board of its US businesses. 

Prior to joining Santander in 2008, Steve spent eight years at RBS, where he was CEO of Business Banking, Retail Markets and Managing Director of Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking, Corporate Markets.  

Steve was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Kent in 2016 for his contribution to Banking and the University. He has a young family and in his “spare time” likes to follow Everton football club and Sussex county cricket team. 

Day 2:

Joy Macknight

Joy Macknight

The Banker | Editor


Joy Macknight is editor at The Banker. She joined the publication in 2015 as transaction banking and technology editor. Previously, she was features editor at Profit & Loss, editorial director at Treasury Today and editor at gtnews. She also worked as staff writer on Banking Technology and IBM Computer Today, as well as a freelancer on Computer Weekly.

Confirmed Panellists

Day 1:

Prof. Aditya Singh FRSA FRAS FRAI

Prof. Aditya Singh FRSA FRAS FRAI

Athena School of Management | Director


Aditya is Director of Athena School of Management in Mumbai – India & teaches Impact Leadership & Differential Thinking. He has decades of experience across the corporate sector, consulting, academia & entrepreneurship and is a global speaker, faculty & advisory board member.

He is Chair of the GBSN Sustainable Finance & ESG Investments Impact Community. He is part of Steering Committee of the Good Governance Academy’s Training initiative. He is an Advisor to several start-ups in FinTech, Sustainability, ESG across the world. 

Aditya is a Salzburg Global Fellow in Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (FRAS), Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI) & Member of Chatham House in London.

He has completed the Wharton School’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP), Doctoral Scholar at the University of Bath (UK) and holds an MBA from the SPJIMR in Mumbai.

Dr Vian Sharif

NatureAlpha | Founder

Yasser El-Ansary

Yasser El-Ansary

FINSIA | Chief Executive & Managing Director


Yasser El-Ansary was appointed FINSIA Chief Executive & Managing Director in April 2022. 

Previously, he was Chief Executive of Australian Investment Council from November 2013 to April 2022 where he was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the organisation’s work in representing the private capital investment industry in Australia. 

Prior to joining Australian Investment Council, Yasser was the General Manager of Policy and Advocacy for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. 

He has more than 20 years’ experience as a business adviser and public policy expert, through his previous roles with PwC, Rio Tinto, Frasers Property Australia, as well as the Department of Treasury in Canberra. 

Yasser is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and a Master of Taxation Law from University of New South Wales. 

In April 2016, Yasser was appointed by the Federal Government to the Medical Research Future Fund Advisory Board where he advises on the strategy and priorities for medical health research funding from the $20B fund. 

Day 2:

Speaker details to be announced soon.

Bookings are now open! Please use the links below to access each event:

Annual Banking Conference 2022


AICB (Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers)


The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the sole professional body for Malaysia’s banking industry with over 34,000 members and growing across 10 countries. The Institute aims to raise professional standards and the level of knowledge and competence of the banking workforce through its professional membership and qualifications. AICB members comprise individual members and corporate members.

AICB website 

Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI)


GEFI is a non-profit based in Scotland with a global footprint. We are dedicated to enabling finance to deliver positive change and help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by curating conversations and delivering practical projects.

Since the Ethical Finance Round Table series was founded in Scotland in 2010, we have grown into a leader in ethical finance, with a global network of over 10,000 contacts.

Our flagship annual Ethical Finance Summit has become a leading global platform for open, honest, and progressive discussion and debate, while our Path to COP26 campaign brought together stakeholders from across finance for the Glasgow climate summit.

Our core team has expertise in corporate finance, ethical finance, faith-based finance, sustainability, economics, banking law & governance and communications. We are guided by our Global Steering Group (GSG), which brings together leaders from around the world, across finance and beyond, to support our dynamic team based in Scotland.

GEFI Website 


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