Windsor Training Series

Central Banking's Windsor Training Series is designed to equip senior decision-makers in financial institutions around the world to meet the increasing challenges which they face professionally.


Windsor Training Series 2018

17 - 27 April 2018 | Cumberland Lodge, Windsor



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Central Banking's Windsor Training Series is designed to equip senior decision-makers in financial institutions around the world to meet the increasing challenges which they face professionally. The chosen format of meetings - roundtable discussions under the Chatham House Rule - is designed to encourage delegates to share experiences and benchmark practices and policies in a confidential environment. The venue - Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park - is chosen to allow delegates to step back from day-to-day pressures and swap perspectives with peers. As an independent organisation, Central Banking Publications arranges a diverse group of presenters drawn from the official sector, markets, the media and academia to stimulate wide-ranging discussion of sensitive issues. Attendance at the training seminars is limited to official-sector delegates.


Central Banking Publications is a financial publisher specialising in public policy and financial markets, with particular emphasis on central banks, international financial institutions and financial regulation. Through our journal, books, seminars, events and online news, Central Banking Publications is linked to a specialist community of central banks, financial market authorities and related professionals spread over more than 140 countries.

Course Chairs

John Jussup

Former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bank of Canada

John Jussup was general counsel and secretary of the Bank of Canada, from 2009 until July 2012. Prior to joining the central bank, he was senior vice-president, chief legal officer & secretary of Cognos Inc., one of Canada’s leading software companies, from 1993 until its acquisition by IBM in 2008. Before joining Cognos, Mr Jussup held increasingly senior in-house counsel and secretarial positions in the mining, medical diagnostics and finance industries. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada and from Queen’ University, in Kingston, Canada (LLB). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979. He was a recipient of the Canadian General Counsel of the Year Award in 2005 in recognition of his achievements corporate governance. He currently sits on a number of boards and consults in the areas of in corporate secretarial and in-house legal practice.

Janet Cosier

former Adviser on Strategic Planning and Risk Management

Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.

Atilla Arda

Senior Financial Sector Expert

International Monetary Fund

Atilla Arda is a senior financial sector expert in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department where he focuses on crisis preparedness and management. Prior to this he was a senior counsel in the IMF’s Financial & Fiscal Law Unit. Mr Arda joined the IMF in February 2007 from The Netherlands Bank where he held a senior counsel position and was substitute secretary to the board. His field assignments include consulting for the central banks of Myanmar, Indonesia, Switzerland, Austria, Jamaica, Ukraine, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Kosovo and Egypt. He contributed to the workings of the Legal Committee of the European System of Central Banks and the revised Dutch framework for financial supervision. Mr Arda is a regular speaker at international conferences including at the International Law Institute in Washington DC.

Marek Petruš

Director and Senior Policy Advisor, OGResearch and former Director of the General Secretariat, Czech National Bank

Marek Petruš leads policy communications advisory practice as director and senior policy expert at OGResearch, a Prague based consulting firm. He advises central banks across Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, and Africa on making their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. Mr Petruš has a combination of experience in both managing central bank communications and covering central banks as a business journalist. His expertise stems from an assignment as director of Communications and later chancellor at the Czech National Bank (CNB), preceded by a career with the world’s leading news media companies, including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. During his tenure, the Czech central bank upgraded its policy communications and brought its transparency and communication toolkit into line with global best practices. This helped solidify its standing as one of the world’s most transparent and best communicating central banks.

Klaus Gressenbauer

Former Director, Internal Audit, European Central Bank and Chairman of the Internal Auditors Committee

European System of Central Banks

Klaus Gressenbauer joined the European Monetary Institute in December 1997 and the European Central Bank (ECB) at its inception in 1998. He held a number of management positions in international banking, primarily in the area of controlling and general management. Upon joining the ECB Mr Gressenbauer first served as Director Planning & Organisation and was later on appointed Director Internal Audit. In his ECB capacity and prior to becoming Director Internal Audit, he inter alia also served as Chairman of the European System of Central Banks' (ESCD) Benchmarking Working Group, Chairman of the ESCB Organisational Analysis Working Group, member of the ECB Budget Committee, member of the ECB Management Committee, member of the ECB Project Steering Committee, member of the ECB Assets and Liabilities Committee and is now Chairman of the ESCB's Internal Auditors Committee. Mr Gressenbauer studied communication theories and philosophy and holds a PhD in political sciences from the University of Vienna. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the International Management Institute in Geneva.



Richard Heckinger

former Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Richard Heckinger was formerly vice president and senior policy advisor, Financial Markets Group, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He started his career in financial markets at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1973. His career has included executive management of financial market operations and risk. He has a wide range of international experience including positions in Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Boston and Chicago. He has served on international committees, including a Federal Reserve Bank of New York working group, the OTC Derivatives Regulators’ Forum, SWIFT, and the International Securities Services Association. He has a MPhil degree in economics from the London School of Economics, a BA degree in mathematics from the Illinois State University, and completed the Advanced Management Course at the University of Chicago.

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Antti Heinonen


Banknote Ethics Initiative

Antti Heinonen has been the chairman of Banknote Ethics Initiative since its inception in 2013. He was the chairman of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group between 2008 and 2012 and the Director, Banknotes at the ECB from 1998 until 2008. He chaired the Banknote Committee of the European System of Central Banks for more than 10 years and the Eurosystem Cash Changeover Co-ordination Committee in 2001 and 2002. Prior to joining the ECB he was the chief cashier for the Bank of Finland. He holds degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Helsinki, and has recently written two books, one on the history of Finland’s markka banknotes, and another on euro banknotes. The latter is also translated in English (The First Euros) and German (Die Ersten Euros).


Allan Kearns

Head of Prudential Analytics Division, Insurance Supervision

Central Bank of Ireland

Allan Kearns is head of analytics within the Insurance Supervision Directorate at the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). In this role, he is responsible for the establishment of a new analytics function as part of the Solvency II change programme within the central bank. The vision for this function is to extract insights from the new Solvency II Pillar 3 reporting to enhance data-driven supervisory and financial stability decision making. Prior to this role, Allan was a founding member of the CBI's risk management division, with responsibility as a deputy chief risk officer for both financial and non-financial risk management frameworks. Allan has an MSc Economics (London School of Economics), an MSc Risk Management (University College Dublin) and a doctorate from Trinity College (Dublin). He lectures on risk management topics domestically and internationally, including governance and culture, and has published on a broad range of central banking topics.

Maria Nieto

Advisor in the Directorate of Financial Stability, Regulation and Resolution

Bank of Spain

María J. Nieto is Advisor in the Directorate of Financial Stability, Regulation and Resolution, at Bank of Spain where she has developed her career since December 2000. She is author of several articles on banking, financial stability and regulatory issues that have been published by prestigious peered reviewed journals and she is member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Banking Regulation and the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. She has cooperated as consultant with the IMF and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has worked at the ECB, Council of Economic Advisors to the Spanish President and the IMF. Ms Nieto earned a PhD cum laude from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and MBA (finance) from the University of California Los Angeles.

Kenneth Sullivan


Sullivan Consulting (and former Senior Financial Expert, International Monetary Fund)

Kenneth Sullivan was until 2015 a senior financial sector expert with the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he spent seven years at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as chief manager of both Accounting and Corporate Services where the bank won accounting prizes for the transparency of its published financial statements. Prior to that he provided a financial management information system consultancy, held senior accounting roles in insurance and wholesaling, and worked in education. Starting in 1993 he served as accounting expert on IMF missions, providing accounting technical assistance to central banks around the world, organized and presented at central bank accounting workshops and participated in Financial Sector Assessment Program and Safeguard Assessment



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On average, there are around 80 leading experts that take part in our two week residential training series



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Past Delegates

Banque de la République d'Haïti • Banca D'Italia • Banco Central do Brasil • Banco de la República, Columbia • Banco De Portugal • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas • Bank Al-Maghrib • Bank Indonesia • Bank Negara Malaysia • Bank of Canada • Bank of Estonia • Bank of Ghana • Bank of Jamaica • Bank of Korea • Banco de México • Bank of Mozambique • Bank of Negara Malaysia • Bank of Tanzania • Banque du Liban • Banque Nationale de Belgique • Brunei Darussalam Monetary Authority • Cayman Islands Monetary Authority • Central Bank of Bahrain • Central bank of Barbados • Da Afghanistan Bank • Danmarks Nationalbank • De Nederlandsche Bank • Deutsche Bundesbank • European Central Bank • Hong Kong Monetary Authority • International Monetary Fund • Magyar Nemzeti Bank • Maldives Monetary Authority • Norges Bank • Oesterreichische Nationalbank • Palestine Monetary Authority • Qatar Central Bank • Reserve Bank of Australia • Reserve Bank of India • Reserve Bank of New Zealand • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority • State Bank of Pakistan • Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros, Ecuador • Sveriges Riksbank • The World Bank • Banco Central de Costa Rica • Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago • Central Bank of Swaziland • And more