Central Banking Training Series

Central Banking Training is a world-renowned professional training provider for central banks, regulators and other financial institutions. Get specialist training in technology, risk management, regulation, supervision and more.

Why attend Central Banking Training?

In a period of uncertainty for the global economy it is imperative for central banks to prepare for emerging problems, in order to mitigate risk. Central Banking Training courses focus on the practical needs of central bankers, in key disciplines at both a strategic and day-to-day level.

By attending Central Banking Training participants:

  • Learn about practical solutions and how to apply them

  • Share and connect with peers across the globe

  • Ask questions of and engage with expert speakers

  • Further their understanding of new developments in their field

  • Improve their contribution and drive institutional improvement

  • Grow their network and profile

What is Central Banking Training?

Central Banking Training blends practical focus, global expertise and a trusted environment for sharing experience. Perhaps that's why more than 6,500 central bankers from 130+ institutions have participated over the past 2 years. 

Every Central Banking Training delivers:

  • An independent courses agenda, focused on central bankers' needs
  • A trusted environment to share knowledge, experiences and problems
  • 15 hours of practically focused training, blending self-paced land virtual formats
  • A range of views from a global faculty, including central bankers and leading industry figures
  • Content rich sessions, addressing core areas, new topics and pressing issues
  • Informed, interactive dialogue guided by an experienced course chair and moderators 

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

  • Inside track on changing international standards and guidelines

Virtual training features

  • A blend of media and formats optimised for networking and learning 

  • Chair selected Self Paced Learning to prepare and maximise benefit of discussions

  • Live peer discussions to share, analyse and problem-solve

  • Breakout rooms for workshops, and live chat with faculty and participants

  • Practical Implementation Workshop for fine tuning ideas and solutions

  • Accreditation for your training and career development

  • Reliable online platform allows access via multiple devices 

CPD accreditation
CPE accreditation
CPD and CPE accredited courses

Central Banking's Windsor and Cambridge training series are accredited by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

Earn up to 22 CPD/ CPE Accreditation points and receive a certificate when participating in Central Banking training courses.

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Central Banking's authoritative, independent, and engaging chairs shape course agendas, lead workshops and steer debate

Janet Cosier

Former adviser on strategic planning and risk management

Former 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 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 countries as diverse as Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Kosovo, Myanmar, Portugal, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine. Most recently, he was the deputy head for the Switzerland Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), and he led the FSAP crisis readiness teams for the United Kingdom, United States, and euro area. 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 undertook his undergraduate at the Amsterdam Academy of Banking and Finance; he is a graduate of both the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law of the University of Amsterdam, where he specialized in international economic and financial law. 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.

Per Nymand-Andersen


European Central Bank

Maria Nieto

Senior advisor

Bank of Spain

María J. Nieto is Senior 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.

Stephen Mwaura

Chairman, Fintech Institute & former head of national payments systems

Former Central Bank of Kenya

Ron Berndsen

Chair of financial market infrastructures and risk

Tilburg University

Professor Ron Berndsen is an independent director of LCH and chairs the LCH Risk Committees. He is also attached to the Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University as full professor of Financial Market Infrastructures and Systemic Risk.

Ron is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures and a member of the Advisory Council of the SWIFT Institute.

The author has been active in the field of payments and market infrastructures for over 15 years. He was Head of the Oversight Department and Head of the Market Infrastructures Policy Department at De Nederlandsche Bank. Ron also served as a member on the Market Infrastructure Board at the European Central Bank and as member of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank of International Settlements. He also co-chaired the FSB Group on Cross-Border Crisis Management for Financial Market Infrastructures and was a member of the oversight committees of CLS, EuroCCP, Euroclear, LCH, SWIFT and TARGET2. 

He was awarded a doctorate of Tilburg University in 1992 for his PhD thesis in Economics and Artificial Intelligence.

Francesco Papadia

Former director general for market operations

European Central Bank

Francesco Papadia is chair of primary 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 at the Bank of Italy. 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 the Bank of Italy. He holds a degree in law from the University of Rome and did his postgraduate studies in economics at Istao, Ancona and at the London Business School. He has written numerous articles and books.

Pedro Duarte Neves

Former vice-governor

Bank of Portugal

Pedro Duarte Neves was Vice-Governor of Banco de Portugal from June 2006 to September 2017. During that period, he also chaired the Board of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, the Board of the Resolution Fund and the Board of the National Council for Audit Supervision. As of September 2017 he acts as Adviser for the Board of Directors of Banco de Portugal.

Pedro Duarte Neves acted as Alternate Chairperson of the EBA from July 2013 to June 2018 and, over the past years, chaired a number of European groups on economic and financial matters in the scope of the Financial Stability Board, the European Banking Authority and the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities. Pedro Duarte Neves was a member of the ECB’s Supervisory Board until September 2014 and a member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board, from its creation to September 2017.

He joined the Research Department of Banco de Portugal in 1994 and served there until July 2004. He chaired the National Communications Authority (ANACOM) from September 2004 to June 2006.

Pedro Duarte Neves holds a PhD in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain and he is Professor at Católica Lisbon – Business and Economics.

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.

Marek Petruš

Central bank communications consultant and former director of the general secretariat

Former 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.


Specialists in their field of work, Central Banking’s speakers share their expert knowledge and global best practice

Lisa Cronier-Gabel

Director, external stakeholder management

Bank of Canada

Lisa Cronier-Gabel joined the Currency Department of the Bank of Canada in September 2016 as the Director, External Stakeholder Management. She is responsible for building and managing critical business relationships with external partners to ensure confidence and pride in Canada’s bank notes as well as delivering various initiatives related to bank note development and issuance. Prior to joining the Bank, Lisa spent 14 years at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) managing various programs, most notably the Citizenship program.

Ulrich Bindseil

Director general of the ECB’s directorate general for market infrastructures and payment systems (DG-MIP)

European Central Bank

Ulrich Bindseil is the Director General of the ECB’s Directorate General for Market Infrastructures and Payment Systems (DG-MIP) since 1. November 2019. Previously, he had been the ECB’s Director General for Market Operations (since May 2012) and head of the ECB's Risk Management Division (between 2005 and 2008). Ulrich has joined central banking in 1994, namely in the Economics Department of the Deutsche Bundesbank, after his Economics studies. His publications include: Monetary Policy Operations and the Financial System (OUP, 2014): Central banking before 1800 – A rehabilitation (OUP, 2019).

Elsie Addo Awadzi

Second deputy governor

Bank of Ghana

Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi was appointed 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana in February 2018, with responsibility for financial supervision, financial stability, and financial integrity, among others. She is the second woman to be appointed Deputy Governor in the Bank’s 62-year history. 

Before her appointment as Deputy Governor, she was Senior Counsel of the Financial and Fiscal Law Unit of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Legal Department, based in Washington, D.C. In that role, she helped to assess the stability of financial systems in a number of G-20 member countries, and provided technical assistance to help strengthen financial systems and manage financial crises in a variety of IMF member countries. She also advised on legal and institutional aspects of public financial management, public debt management, and fiscal responsibility frameworks.

Muhammad Akmal

Director strategic planning

State Bank of Pakistan

Muhammad Akmal, has banking experience spreading over three decades. Joining the State Bank of Pakistan in 1991, he has worked in areas of regulation and supervision of banks and nonbank financial institutions. His areas of expertise include Banking Inspection, Foreign Exchange Policy formulation and implementation, Consumer Protection, Banking Conduct, etc. In view of his vast experience in Central Banking, he has been entrusted with the charge of Director Strategic Planning to provide leadership to SBP in formulation and implementation of strategic goals and SBP Vision 2020. He has attended a number of local and foreign trainings/expert panels and attachment programs offered by other central banks, IMF and the World Bank. He is member of various committees of the SBP. He also remained Co-Chairman National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) Technical Committee on “Financial Literacy & Consumer Protection”, Country Coordinator for Asian Clearing Union, especially for attending issues relating to import/export. He has conducted various capacity building programs for SBP and the Banking Industry. He has been a resource person from SBP for imparting trainings at Foreign Services Academy, Government of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Trade bodies/Chambers and National Institute of Banking & Finance (NIBAF). 

Allan Kearns

Head of function, prudential analytics

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.

Mirela Roman

Strategy advisor to the board (external communication and public relations)

National Bank of Romania

Following the graduation IT College and the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Mirela Roman joined the Monetary Policy Department of the National Bank of Romania for almost three years up to 1994 when switched to gain almost 12 years of valuable experience as an economics correspondent at Reuters News Agency, working in Bucharest, London, Prague, Warsaw or Copenhagen. In 2005 she rejoined NBR as an Adviser to the Governor and has run a newly created Communication Department for eight years before taking a new challenge: the strategy path. Economic analysis, news coverage, project development and team coordination defined her business for years, while her focus was growing with memberships in the local Foreign Press Association, the Romanian-Chinese Association, the Club of Rome Romanian arm, Ethics Board of the ICCO-Affiliated Romanian Association of Public Relations as well as a lecturer in Winsor or Cambridge training series by Central Banking Publications for a decade now.

Daniel Masiya

Business transformation manager

South African Reserve Bank

Dan Kuhn


Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Daniel Kuhn is a Counsel in the Enforcement and Litigation Division of the Legal Function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Mr. Kuhn has been at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for over six years. 

Mr. Kuhn conducts investigations of unsafe and unsound banking practices and possible violations of banking regulations and laws by financial institutions and institution-affiliated parties subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve.   Mr. Kuhn has developed an expertise in Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC sanctions related issues and works with other regulatory and prosecutorial agencies in the United States and abroad.  He also advises examiners in the Bank’s Supervision Group and the Bank’s Compliance Function on issues relating to BSA/AML and OFAC sanctions compliance.  Mr. Kuhn is also a seasoned litigator and represents the Bank in litigations where the Bank is a party and handles other litigation-related matters. 

Mr. Kuhn graduated from Syracuse University with a BA political science, and earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law.  Prior to working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Kuhn was a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter.  Mr. Kuhn is a member of the American Bar Association.

Rachel James

Manager, future of financial market infrastructure

Bank of England

Rachel is Manager of the Future of Financial Market Infrastructure team in the Bank of England’s Financial Market Infrastructure Directorate (FMID). Rachel joined the Bank of England in a payments policy role in 2017. After a secondment to HM Treasury’s Financial Services Group, Rachel returned to the Bank of England to manage FMID’s programme of payments policy work on the regulation and supervision of Fintech payment systems with a focus on the international and domestic regulatory approach to emerging stablecoins.

Prior to joining the Bank, Rachel completed a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the London School of Economics, specialising in Public and Economic Policy, and International Development.  During her master's degree she worked as an associate at a specialist provider of training and consultancy services in financial crime prevention and anti-corruption, developing projects for government bodies and international organisations primarily in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. Prior to that, Rachel worked at an international development NGO developing a regional Asian disaster resiliency microinsurance programme based out of Jakarta, Indonesia. Rachel has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, majoring in philosophy with a double minor in economics and Mandarin.

Shigenori Shiratsuka

Director general, institute for monetary and economic studies

Bank of Japan

Shigenori Shiratsuka is the director-general of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at the Bank of Japan, a position he has held since 2016. Prior to this, he worked in various positions at the Bank, including deputy director-general of the Monetary Affairs Department, general manager of Kanazawa and Matsuyama Branches, and division head of the Economic and Financial Studies of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, as well as head of the Financial Analysis and Research of the Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department. Mr. Shiratsuka has written numerous publications on monetary policy as well as macro prudential policy. He holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Keio University. 



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