Mark Laycock completed an MBA at Manchester Business School in 1981 and then joined a bank in London. In a short time he moved into the trading room and traded bonds, equities, and derivatives (on and off exchange) over eight years at a variety of firms. He moved to the Bank of England, Banking Supervision in 1992, to convert the EU CAD 1 directive into a market risk framework with which banks could comply. His next step was to establish the Traded Markets Team which conducted on-site inspections with line supervisors. In 1996 Mark joined Deutsche Bank. During his time there he developed the Operational Risk framework and enabled the bank to become one of the first to obtain AMA Approval. In 2008 Mark established a consulting company specialising in Operational Risk. In this role he has a long term contract with Operational Riskdata eXchange. Other risks have not been ignored; most recently four whitepapers were co-authored on Funding Liquidity Risk Management under the title "Having a serious conversation about Liquidity".