Anne Higgins

  • Former SVP, Strategy, Governance and Oversight Regulatory Relations, Wells Fargo


Anne is a Former Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo within the Enterprise Regulatory Relations Function. As the leader for Technology and Finance, Anne’s remit included contribution to the establishment and embed of enterprise regulatory engagement strategy and the company-wide standards for handling regulatory relations, as well as management of cross-group regulatory interaction.

Within JPMorgan Chase’s Cybersecurity and Technology Controls function, Anne developed a Technology Risk Identification program as part of the broader IT Risk Framework, established and managed a Global Regulatory and Audit function for the Cybersecurity organization, and built an OKR (Objectives and Key results) program as a mechanism to measure progress towards organizational Cybersecurity objectives.

At Aon Corporation, Anne designed and implemented an IT risk framework - first in Asia Pacific and subsequently at a global level after relocating to Chicago as a director of risk management at the firm’s global headquarters. In this role Anne led the build of the IT risk framework, and collaborated with a leading security company to design and build an automated solution to manage the program – a design for which she earned award recognition from the vendor, and at the same time provided the organization with the first full view of global IT risk.

Anne graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Computing Science) and a Diploma in Professional Practice (Information Technology) from University of Technology, Sydney and gained ISACA certifications CISA and CRISC. Anne now lives in New York City and sits on the board of non-profit organization, Service Program for Older People (SPOP).