Why Attend

You are cordially invited to join us 9 November for a world-class open discussion with industry leaders and seasoned compliance experts. Designed exclusively to shape a two-way conversation, the Compliance Directors Group is collaborative rather than lecture style where you are being spoken at. Surrounded by 50+ peers, you will be given the tools necessary to walk away with immediate action items applicable to the unique needs of your program. Under the Chatham House Rule, this event offers hands-on activities, collaborative and interactive dialogue and invaluable networking.

This event is packed with:

  • Roundtable discussions led by industry thought leaders
  • New ideas and strategies on how to take your compliance program to the next level
  • A strong support network of compliance colleagues to lean on after the event’s conclusion

Discussions will:

  • Address current key challenges
  • Identify gaps in your program and prioritize accordingly using the Compliance Shield
  • Develop a process for making ethical decisions that keep the company’s best interest in mind
  • Increase communication and raise awareness of compliance in your organization using a compliance dashboard
  • Antonia Simpson
    Antonia Simpson
    Associate Counsel, Director of Ethics and Corporate
    Western Union
  • Keith Read
    Keith Read
    Former Group Compliance & Ethics Director

    Keith is an award-winning thought leader and expert in compliance, ethics, culture, bribery, supply chain and risk management.

    He was formerly the Group Director of Compliance and Ethics for BT (British Telecom) with responsibility for compliance, ethics and regulatory risk management, covering 150,000 employees and contractors operating in some 176 countries. He is a past winner of the Compliance Register’s Best Compliance Officer Award, when he also won the Best Compliance Company award; he was subsequently the subject of a full-page Daily Telegraph national press article - ‘Compliance and Science.

  • Kristy Grant-Hart
    Kristy Grant-Hart
    CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting, Author, Speaker, Professor, former CCO
    Spark Compliance Consutling

    Kristy Grant-Hart is a compliance and data privacy thought leader specializing in transforming compliance departments into in-demand business assets. She's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, Compliance and Ethics Professional Magainze and many others.

    She is the CEO of Spark Compliance Consutling, a London and Los Angeles-based consultancy providing pragmatic, pro-business, proportionate compliance ethics solutions.

    She's the author of the highly acclaimed book, "How to Be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer." In addition, Ms. Grant-Hart is an Adjunct Professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. She can be found at www.ComplianceKristy.com.

    Ms. Grant-Hart was formerly the Chief Compliance Officer for United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, based in London. In 2015, Ms. Grant-Hart was nominated and shortlisted for Chief Compliance Officer of the year at the international Women in Compliance Awards.

    Ms. Grant-Hart is an experienced international speaker, and has published articles in magazines and trade publications in the United States and Europe on anti-bribery topics and on data privacy and data transfer between the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. She has advised Fortune 500 companies on international compliance, and created and revamped compliance programs for major companies in Europe and the United States.

  • Matt Kettel
    Matt Kettel
    VP Compliance and Risk Assurance
    Pearson plc

    Experienced risk, compliance and audit professional with a track record in developing and managing teams in a global environment. Operated with board-level reporting responsibility across a range of sectors, including acting in a non-executive capacity. Successful in driving change through influencing and building relationships with management at all levels.

  • Patrick Quinlan
    Patrick Quinlan

    An entrepreneur at heart, Patrick Quinlan has a passion and skill for building companies from the ground up. Prior to leading Convercent’s executive team, Patrick served as Chief Executive Officer of Rivet Software, another technology firm operating in the governance, risk and compliance space. In just two years, he propelled Rivet’s quarterly revenue from $240,000 to $12 million – an achievement that earned the company a #6 placement on the 2011 Inc. 500 List among software firms and a #60 listing overall. A founding partner of Nebbiolo Ventures, Patrick has also served as CEO of ServiceSelect and Delta Translation, which was successfully sold to LFI in 1999.



  • 16:00 - 16:30 Check-in & Networking
  • 16:30 - 17:45 Workshops, Roundtable Discussions
  • 17:45 - 18:30 Cocktails, Apps & Networking


ME London Hotel
336-337 Strand,
London WC2R 1HA

Hosted By

  • Convercent