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Profile: John Whittaker

With more than 20 years of experience in banking, John Whittaker's training as an accountant, solid grounding in financial control, and work as chief operations officer in the UK and Asia offices of Barclays have prepared him well for his role in operational risk management. "The step from product control, financial control and COO into operational risk was quite an easy one because a lot of the skills I had built up over the years were pertinent to the role," says Whittaker. Accountants ofte