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





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.

Giuseppe Lombardo
Giuseppe Lombardo

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

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

Klaus Löber

Head of Oversight Division

European Central Bank

Klaus Löber is a senior adviser in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank (ECB). His areas of responsibility encompass the ECB’s global regulatory policy activities with a focus on payments and market infrastructures. More specifically, he works on the ECB’s FinTech and digital innovations agenda and acts as chair of the Committee of Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) working group and co-chair of the CPMI-IOSCO working group looking into these developments. Previously, Mr Löber was head of the CPMI Secretariat, after being head of the oversight division of the ECB.

Marek Petruš

Central bank communications consultant and former Director of the General Secretariat

Czech National Bank

Marek Petruš is an external relations consultant with deep expertise in financial and economic policy communications. He has worked closely with top monetary policymakers as a strategic advisor to governors in the Czech Republic as well as more than a dozen low-to-middle income developing countries. He has been affiliated with the International Monetary Fund as a short-term expert for central bank communications, advising central banks across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa to make their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. His expertise and experience 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. These advances helped solidify the CNB’s standing as one of the world's most transparent and best communicating central banks.


Atilla Arda

Senior Financial Sector Expert

International Monetary Fund

Atilla Arda is a Senior Financial Sector Expert in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Monetary and Capital Markets Department; 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 central bank of the Netherlands where he held a Senior Counsel position and was Substitute Secretary to the Board; he also contributed to the workings of the Legal Committee of the European System of Central Banks. Mr. Arda has consulted for over 70 countries, half of which on-site, including for the central banks of countries as diverse as Myanmar, Indonesia, Jamaica, Ukraine, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Kosovo, and Egypt. In recent years, he was the deputy mission chief for the IMF Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) for Switzerland and he led the crisis management workstream for the Euro Area FSAP; currently, he is leading the crisis management workstream for the USA FSAP. Mr. Arda is specialized in central bank governance and law, financial law, institutional frameworks for macroprudential policy and crisis management, financial safety net arrangements, crisis preparedness, and bank resolution regimes. Mr. Arda is a contributor for ‘Smit & Herzog on The Law of the European Union.’ He is a regular speaker at international conferences and has been chairing Central Banking Publications’ course on ‘Central Bank Governance and Legal Risks’ since 2014.