Simon Wills To Lead RMA’s European Growth

Philadelphia, Pa. - 6 October 2006

The Risk Management Association (RMA) has appointed Simon Wills to lead RMA’s European growth. Based in the United Kingdom, Wills will take responsibility for several of the programs previously managed from Philadelphia by Nick Hayes. These include RMA’s Global Risk Policy Round Table, and the European Credit & Risk Management Round Table. Wills is also working on several projects to create new advanced risk management training and to better directly support our European membership.

Wills, who joined RMA in 2005, will continue in his role as executive director of The Operational Riskdata eXchange Association (ORX).
Previously, he had been a director of the British Bankers Association.

Hayes, who led RMA’s global efforts for 12 years, is retiring from RMA and moving to Spain where he will continue an association with RMA by assisting on many fronts including continued involvement in the production of RMA’s round table events. Hayes will also be representing RMA’s partner, Automated Financial Systems, in developing the European Risk Analysis Service.

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