Cambridge Training Virtual Series

The Cambridge Training Virtual Series is designed to equip senior decision-makers in financial institutions around the world to meet the increasing challenges which they face professionally.

Central Banking's Training Series is online

Central Banking has realigned the traditional Training Series into an online format. Participants will benefit from a diverse group of presenters drawn from the official sector, markets, the media and academia through interactive discussions, detailing best practice, understand regulations, analyse case studies and more. Participation is limited to official-sector delegates.

Benefits of attending our virtual training series: 

  • Self paced and exclusive pre-learning material 
  • International peer-to-peer discussions 
  • Friendly Asia, Americas and Europe timezone

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have realigned the courses over a 2 week period to ensure the timings of the live agendas are global-friendly. If you have any issues with these timings, please do not hesitate to contact us as we may have solutions to fit your needs.





More than 300 training courses have been run by Central Banking



Over 40 expert speakers chair our training courses annually


Central Bankers

More than 6,500 central bankers participated in the training courses



Over 200 institutions have sent participants to our training courses

Benefits of participating

  • Exclusive insights into the work of peers globally
  • New perspectives on emerging good practice
  • Share experiences, benchmark your work, grow your network
  • Trusted, interactive and practically-focused discussions
  • Guidance and support from highly regarded experts 
  • Pointers to improve performance and advance career
  • Latest updates on changing international standards and guidelines

Virtual training features

  • A blend of interactive formats to help you learn
  • Reliable online platform allows access via multiple devices
  • Pre-learning of focused presentations, worksheets and assignments
  • Live peer discussions to share, analyse and problem-solve
  • Chair selected reading for you to absorb at your own pace
  • Accreditation for your training and career development
  • Breakout rooms for workshops, and live chat with speakers and participants

How will online training work?

Central Banking’s Virtual Training Courses are made up of four elements:

  • Orientation: On registration, each participant will receive a dedicated contact to help with the approval process
  • Pre-Learning: Worksheet assignments, pre-recorded presentations from central bankers, selected reading and scenario-based exercises
  • Live Content: live content will feature presentations by speakers with Q&A and discussion workshops for interaction and sharing of participants experiences
  • Post training: interactive reflection roundtable with chair and group, two weeks on

Our other courses can be found on the Windsor Training Virtual Series website


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.

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.

Giuseppe Lombardo
Giuseppe Lombardo

Strategic Advisor on Anti-Money Laundering, CFT and Financial Integrity

IMF, World Bank, OSCE, Council of Europe

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.

Per Nymand-Andersen


European Central Bank

Francesco Papadia

former Director General for Market Operations

European Central Bank

Francesco Papadia is chair of Prime Collateralised Securities, chair of the Selection Panel of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, resident fellow of Bruegel and lectures at various Universities. Between June 1998 and May 2012 he was director general for Market Operations at the European Central Bank. Before that he held different positions at Research Department and Foreign Department of Banca d'Italia. Between 1980 and 1983 he was economic advisor at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. From 1974 to 1979 he served as economist in the Research Department of Banca d'Italia. Francesco Papadia holds a degree in Law from the University of Rome. He did his postgraduate studies in Economics at Istao, Ancona and at the London Business School. He has published numerous articles and books.

Kenneth Sullivan


Central Bank 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

Mugur Tolici

Director, human resources department

National Bank of Romania

An economist by education, Mugur Tolici has gained a significant experience in central banking activities, during the 20+ year career in the National Bank of Romania, in the fields including monetary policy, economic research, cash issuance and circulation, and human resources. During his career, he has been head of monetary policy division, adviser to the deputy governor, head of the governor's office, deputy director of cash dept. and HR director. In his last capacity he led a major transformation project aimed at creating and implementing a people management system based on the best HR practices, suited to organization’s needs and culture, and ready to address the challenges of a continuously changing environment. For 1 year, between 2018-2019, Mr. Tolici worked for the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC as a Senior Adviser for the Executive Director (Dutch-Belgium Constituency) representing Romania and North Macedonia. He has a rich academic experience as lecturer at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.

Mr Tolici holds a degree in banking and finance, and a PhD in economics.