Speaker detail

  • Rory Conway
  • Chief Compliance Officer Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • MetLife, Ireland

Rory Conway is the Chief Compliance Officer for MetLife’s Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) operations. Rory assumed this role in January 2016 and also serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the MetLife European Union Holding Company. He is a member of the EMEA Executive Leadership team.  Prior to his current role in EMEA, Rory was Head of Compliance for Metlife Western & Central Europe.

Rory qualified as a Barrister to the Irish courts in 1996 having achieved a Bachelor of Law degree from University College Dublin and a Masters at Law from  Queen’s University Belfast before this.  He has worked in legal, risk and compliance roles in the financial services arena for over eighteen years.  His roles have included Area Compliance Officer for HSBC’s operations in Ireland and head of Legal for Dresdner Bank’s Irish business.

Rory’s experience includes a significant amount of international exposure. Prior to joining Metlife in July 2014, he was Chief Risk Officer for Standard Life International where he had responsibility for the risk, compliance and legal departments of an international business with branches in Asia and Head of Compliance for Aviva Europe where he led the compliance function which operated in 11 European markets.

He has a very strong regulatory background and lectures on Corporate Governance and other legal and compliance matters at the law Society of Ireland. He has liaised with the Central Bank of Ireland on behalf of his employers on matters of business and policy for a decade and a half.