Philippa Girling

Advisory Board Member

With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial industry, veteran risk management executive Philippa Girling provides CrossCountry’s management team with strategic guidance and technical expertise in risk management, with additional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) objectives.

Philippa has held senior risk management leadership positions at Investors Bank, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, and Nomura. Most recently, she served as Chief Risk Officer at Varo Bank N.A. during its establishment as the first fintech to obtain a national bank charter, before transitioning to Chief Impact Officer where she was responsible for the strategic design, execution, and measurement of the social and environmental impact of the company, including developing the ESG strategy; setting goals and measures for how to execute the strategy; and providing leadership and direction for the diversity and inclusion commitments and activities.

Philippa recently became Chair and CEO of Camp Panier, a Netherlands based company focused on establishing and promoting equitable spaces and experiences for women. She has authored multiple textbooks on operational risk and is a regular lecturer on operational and enterprise risk management and has led classes at Wharton, UC Claremont, Columbia University, NYU Stern, and Baruch College.

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