COO Academy

Industry working together

This academy will be complementary to established corporate programmes, cross-industry and trans-Atlantic. It will draw attention to an industry working together with a common purpose to address underrepresentation and inequalities

This will be the voice of the COO community, at the centre of their respective organisations and collectively at the heart of the industry, and it is this voice and positioning that will make this initiative uniquely impactful.


Create opportunities for and support talent from underrepresented communities to enter the Chief Operating and Chief Control Office function.



Roles & Focus

Redefine the role of the Operating and Control Officer functions, from Business Manager to COO or CCO to meet the emerging challenges of the finance industry and in a way that drives business value and builds trust.



Development of balanced Competency Framework to underpin modern reward and recognition philosophies.


Covid-19 impact

Impact and potential measures to manage changes in work patterns due to Covid-19


Behavioural and governance

Behavioural and governance changes to underpin findings of 3LOD analysis

Innovation Hub

Drive independent research and development of innovative concepts and ideas or frameworks (leveraging the Armstrong Wolfe forums) to effect solutions and drive value creating activities.

Learning Hub

The learning hub is an ecosystem of coaching, training and development.


Our diversity, equity and inclusion programme strives to support the underrepresented by leveraging the influence and good will of the female global COO community.


Armstrong Wolfe Advisory (AWA) is the consulting division of Armstrong Wolfe, focused on providing project management and execution services to the COO.

COO Academy

Raise the profile and impact of the COO and CCO functions in Finance by driving innovation, while redefining and enhancing their roles and capabilities.


The collaborations encompass the Armstrong Wolfe’s quarterly COO forums across several regions.


Listen to content on demand from our most recent events and Mental Health Awareness Week.

Conduct & Culture Summit

Watch the entire Conduct & Culture Summit on Demand or register your interest for our next event.

iCOOC Membership

Our membership is one degree of separation from primary business decision makers. They are the ambassadors of conduct with ‘COO’ a trademark for ethical behaviour. This community is uniquely positioned to transform Financial Services.

iCOOC’s mission is to help them meet this challenge by working better together.

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