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Jenny Birdi
Head of Operational Risk & Risk Strategy UK at HSBC


Jenny Birdi is the Regional Head of Operational Risk, Risk Strategy and Resilience Risk, HSBC UK, based in Birmingham.

Jenny has over 30 years’ experience in Banking, and joined HSBC in Nov 1993, after having worked at Barclaycard for 4 years. She has spent much of her time in second and third line of defence roles and has held a number of senior roles at HSBC including Head of Global Functions HOST Operational Risk & Internal Control (ORIC) - Europe, Global Head of Operational Risk Audit, Global Head of Three Lines Defence Execution - Operational Risk.

Jenny has been married to Pushp for over 30 years. She is a keen, albeit warm water only, scuba diver and travels regularly to exotic and far flung scuba diving destinations all over the world combining her passions of both travel and diving. In the UK she can usually be found driving a fast car.

Jenny has a 2:1 honours degree in Earth Sciences from Oxford Brookes, and a PhD in Geological sciences.

Agenda Sessions

  • Benchmarking: Establishing industry standards for embedding operational resilience post Covid-19