About Us

Armstrong Wolfe is a COO Advisory Firm

Our mission is to bring worldwide COOs into a managed network one degree of separation from each other.

The trust in our platform earnt over 10 years strengthens our purpose: to empower the COO community through the provision of thought leadership, the promotion of cross-industry dialogue, the examination of ideas and driving collaboration with the development of solutions and execution services.

As one COO put it “Through your facilitated debates, you help the COO translate how to operationalise executive intent’.

Our corporate and social responsibilities focus on addressing inequalities, promoting sustainability, and supporting underprivileged children and early adult education.

4 Communities We Support:


Markets COO


Markets Chief Control Officer


Asset Management COO


Banking/Capital Markets COO

How Do We Do This?



We have a commitment to intertwine conduct, culture, purpose & CSR into all we do.


Delivering on our mission

Delivering on our misson the international COO Community (iCOOC)

Delivering on our Purpose:


Armstrong Wolfe Advisory (AWA)

Advisory and project execution


Armstrong Wolfe Institute

Innovation Hub creating ideas to drive learning for COOs


AW Strategic Partners

Appointed advisory & technology companies


AW Ecosystem

Tade associations, academic bodies & innovation companies


AW Industry Advisors

COO alumni working within professional services

Delivering on our Corporate & Social Responsibilities:


International COO Community (iCOOC)

Global COO corporate membership scheme


WCOOC Ambassadors

A global network of voluntary appointed COOs


The COO Academy

Creating oportunities for the underrepresented



Leveraging iCOOC’s membership to call to action


GCF Bosnia

Rebuilding a primary school in war-torn Bosnia

The leading authority in banking and asset management business solutions, cross-industry collaboration and career management for the COO community

About Armstrong Wolfe

Our audience is:

a.  Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – Chief Control Officer (CCO) – Chief of Staff (CoS)

b.  Business leads for strategy, innovation and regulation – Middle Office, Operations, Technology – Compliance and Risk Management

Our industry executive COO and CCO forums:

a.  Promote cross-industry teamwork, partnerships and dialogue 

b.  Facilitate sharing of experiences to help meet common challenges within testing market conditions 

c.  Through our partners we offer insights into today’s thinking and solutions

Women in the COO Community:

a.  Encourages more women into senior positions within Financial Services 

b.  Facilitates a cross-industry dialogue amongst women in executive business management positions

c.  Be part of a global network with a common purpose to share knowledge and insight

Who We Are

I have long believed in the untapped potential of the COO platform and wondered how best to release its potential. I have established relationships with a myriad of COOs over 25 years from across the industry, from all backgrounds, all nationalities and possessing a wonderful diversity in experience.

Armstrong Wolfe was established to unite and galvanise this talent, to offer the COO an independent and confidential way to hold meaningful cross-industry conversations in a trusted, confidential Chatham House Rule environment, where we sought to mobilise the COOs and direct the dialogue to help them release this potential.

Key to this success has been the behavioural and characteristics of the overwhelming percentage of COO community, being decent and principled and seeking to do the right thing.

Many of the challenges allocated to the COO are non-proprietary and it is this we look to exploit to the benefit of all.

More so, if we can do this successfully relating to business matters, we can most certainly extend this spirit of collaboration and cooperation into charitable causes and to collectively work towards addressing inequalities.

It is our mission to enable this to happen.”

AWA Business Advisors

About Armstrong Wolfe

Jason Brus

Former MD, Global Head of Markets BM and MRC, Formerly Barclays

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Dominic Cashman

COO, Transformation Director, Formerly TP ICAP plc (London)

About Armstrong Wolfe

Andre Cronje

Former MD, Global COO, CEO, Strategic Transformation & Corporate Structuring, Formerly HSBC (London)

About Armstrong Wolfe

Siobhan Dunn

Managing Partner,

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Richard Evans

Former Global Solutions Lead for Regulation and Compliance – Banking & Capital Markets, Formerly DXC Technology (London)

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Lance Gerrard-Wright

Business Advisor, Former Director, Head of UK, Formerly Inspirational Development Group (London)

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David Harding

Business Advisor, Former MD, EMEA COO, Technology & Data, Formerly Morgan Stanley (London)

About Armstrong Wolfe

Simon Longden

Buisness Advisor, Armstrong Wolfe (London)

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Christine Moran

Former EMEA, Head of Culture and Conduct, Formerly State Street (London)

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David Ornstein

Business Advisor and Former MD, COO, Barclays Investment Bank USA, Formerly Barclays (Connecticut)

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Lucy Pearman

MD, Global Leader of Risk Transformation & Innovation, Former MD, Chief Controls Officer, Commercial and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, Protiviti (New York)

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Pierre Pourquery

Partner, Head of UK Capital Markets, Consulting, EY (London)

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Christopher Rigg

Capital Markets Industry Lead, Sutherland (Chicago)

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Richard Sears

Deputy Finance Director, Former MD, Global COO, Macro Sales and Trading, Barclays, Town of Nantucket (New York)

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Chris Severson

Head of People and Culture, Philip Morris International

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Alexandra Stanton

Corporate Culture Consultant, Lawyer & NED, Former Co-Head of Global Markets Conduct EMEA, BNP Paribas, Formerly BNP Paribas (London)


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.

We are inviting you to join the Armstrong Wolfe COO Community.

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