Dr. Ariane Chapelle, Director

Dr Ariane Chapelle has a PhD in Economics and is a former holder of the Chair of International Finance at the University of Brussels. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000, and has worked closely with ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.


She is Associate Professor (Honorary Reader) at University College London for the course ‘Operational Risk Measurement in the Financial Services’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk and a trainer for the Pofessional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), for whom she designed the Certificate of Learning and Practice in Advanced Operational Risk Management.


She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Operational Risk and a columnist for Risk magazine. Since 2006, Dr Chapelle has run her own training and consulting practice in risk management. Her clients include Tier 1 financial organisations and international financial institutions.

Nicolas Renard, Senior Associate

Nicolas Renard has 17 years of experience in Financial Services. Since 2010, he specialised in Non Financial Risk Management, combining consulting and internal experiences, both in 1st and 2nd Lines of defense, delivering critical operational risk and compliance projects for major Belgian retail and private banks. His main achievements in risk management include: a bank-wide risk identification exercise through the execution of RCSA workshops; the validation of an advanced operational risk capital model; the delivery of IT risk and fraud risk management projects; the coordination of scenario analysis; and the roll-out of operational risk training for senior managers and risk champions.

Nicolas holds a Master degree in Management, and has certifications in Project Management and Process Improvement. He has extensive experience in Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk Management and is a member of various professional risk organisations, including the Institute of Risk Management, of which he is one of the founding board members of the regional group covering Belgium and Luxembourg.

Nicolas is a trusted advisor, able to understand the key concerns of business & IT stakeholders, passionate about demonstrating the added value of Risk Management and importance of Risk Culture. He worked most recently as a Senior Manager in Risk Consulting for KPMG in Belgium, before joining CHAPELLE CONSULTING.

David Lannoy, Senior Associate

David Lannoy has a vast experience in Risk Management gained in 20 years of working in various sectors of industry such as transport, finance, telecommunication and life sciences. For several years he worked in the CRO Office at SWIFT, where he was in charge of risk assessment of new initiatives and projects, working also closely with the information security department.


David’s career achievements in risk management include namely : bringing operational risk management to a higher maturity level in financial companies; developing an Enterprise Risk Management approach in a technology firm providing payment services and in a leading life sciences company; and implementing criminal risk assessment and terrorist threat assessment for the public sector.


David holds a Master degree in Political Sciences and advanced degrees from high-profile Risk Management courses at several well-ranked business schools (Vlerick Business School, EDHEC and HEC Geneva) and he is a PhD research candidate in the field of Enterprise Risk Management.


David Lannoy has been admitted to join The Institute of Risk Management in London as a Specialist Member and Approved Trainer and he is Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager Certified Internal Control Professional. David is a regular lecturer and trainer ; his creativity and ability to communicate complex matters makes him sought after speaker and trainer for every audience.

Dr. Jimi Hinchliffe, Senior Associate

Dr. Hinchliffe has over 20 years’ experience in operational risk and regulation including at the UK Financial Services Authority in operational risk policy, bank supervision and as a Basel 2 specialist and lead, and at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (MUFG) in 2008 as Head or Policy, Risk and Regulatory Affairs. Jimi Hinchliffe left MUFG in 2016 to provide professional services, training and practical support on operational risk and regulatory affairs and is an associate of Chapelle Consulting, with whom they were granted the appointment on the Skilled Person panel of the Bank of England, PRA and FCA for operational risk and recovery and resolution (lot I).


Dr Hinchliffe holds a Doctorate from the University of Sheffield entitled “The Financial Services Act: A Case Study in Regulatory Capture” (2000). Dr. Hinchliffe published numerous refereed journal articles when completing 
Ph.D. and lectured on undergraduate courses on finance and economics. Jimi Hinchliffe is a regular speaker on operational risk and regulatory affairs at conferences and was made a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) in 2016 and in 2017 became Chairman of the IOR in England & Wales.


His main areas of expertise and focus are operational risk, regulatory affairs, and regulatory policy. Through his experience as a former regulator and as a seasoned regulatory and operational risk practitioner, Jimi can provide valuable insights, advice and practical solutions and support.