Anne Higgins

  • Head of Cybersecurity Risk Management, Bank of New York Mellon

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Anne Higgins is the Head of Cybersecurity Risk Management at the Bank of New York Mellon where she is responsible for risk management and control governance practices for the Cybersecurity Organization, ISO Certification, Data Analytics and Cyber Strategy.
Anne has 20+ years of experience in technology risk management, controls, regulatory and audit within large Financial Services Institutions, including Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Aon. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Anne was responsible for the Regulatory Affairs governance framework at Silicon Valley Bank, centrally managing regulatory communications, examinations, and routine continuous monitoring. In her role, she also led a team of regulatory exam managers and was responsible for corporate governance of the Regulatory Affairs Oversight Committee. Anne has held prior positions at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies for cross-functional regulatory activities, and J.P. Morgan, where she served as global lead for the Cybersecurity Regulatory and Audit function. 
Anne is originally from Sydney, Australia and has lived in London, Scotland, and Chicago as well as spending considerable time in Asia. She currently lives in New York City and enjoys everything active—running, skiing, scuba diving, swimming and fitness classes—as well as spending as much time as she can with her two young nephews and family.