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Philippa Girling

Chair and CEO
Camp Panier B.V.

Present Job Function: Having spent over 25 years in the financial services industry, Ms. Girling recently became Chair and CEO of Camp Panier, a Netherlands based company focused on establishing and promoting equitable spaces and experiences for women. Their first venture is Camp Chateau, a summer camp for women in SW France.


Previous Employment: Prior to her current role, she served as chief impact officer at Varo Bank N.A. and 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 to provide financial inclusion and opportunity to all and providing leadership and direction for the diversity and inclusion commitments and activities.

Girling also served for three years as Varo Bank’s chief risk officer, where she led the design, development, and management of the risk management framework to meet the regulatory standards required for Varo to successfully become the first neobank to attain a national bank charter. In the CRO role, she had direct responsibility for credit risk, BSA/AML, compliance, information security, third party risk management, business continuity management and operational risk management.

Prior to joining Varo Bank, she was senior vice president and chief risk officer at Investors Bank. Prior to Investors Bank, Girling was senior vice president and chief business risk officer at Capital One Commercial Bank and previously held global head of operational risk roles at Morgan Stanley and Nomura.

Ms. Girling is the author of two textbooks on operational risk and frequently teaches classes on operational risk and enterprise risk management at Wharton, Claremont, Columbia, NYU Stern and Baruch.  Girling holds New York Bar and Financial Risk Manager qualifications and was recognized in 2014 by Working Mother magazine as one of the top 100 Working Mothers in America. 

Education: Girling earned an undergraduate law degree from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a PhD in global affairs from Rutgers University.


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