John Fleming

John Fleming

Job Title: Chief Governance Officer


John Fleming is a global information technology and brokerage operations professional with extensive expertise in developing and management of enterprise-level strategic initiatives.  During his career, he had held key management positions, most recently as Head of Enterprise Data Governance for BNY Mellon: A bank with a long history of providing solutions to the capital markets.  He managed teams as small as 1 and well over 400. He has lived abroad and managed staff in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

John joined BNY Mellon in 2014 as the Chief Data Governance Officer for the Firm. The traditional responsibilities of a Chief Data Officer are split between Data Governance and IT. A Data Management Policy and Governance Program have been implemented. A Data Governance technology platform has been implemented: It covers Glossary, Dictionary, Lineage, Quality and Stewardship functions.  Data Governance was initially implemented for Risk and Finance in support of BCBS239. Activation continues across other business lines. Additionally a visual communications program has been developed in support of the Change Management and Learning tracks.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon John worked at CIT as Chief Data Officer. He joined in 2012 and while at CIT John established a policy driven enterprise data governance program built on meta-data, metering and stewardship. Additionally John had responsibility for Business Intelligence, Analytics and Master Data.

In 2007 John joined Merrill Lynch’s, Global Wealth Management as Head of Strategy for Client Data. While there he developed multi-year strategies around client data, managing the program office, while driving alignment around a single view of the client and developing data stewardship programs.

Previous assignments included Morgan Stanley. John joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and has held a number of positions, rising from Vice President of Client Coverage to Managing Director of Retail Operations. He had responsibility for Enterprise Data and Client Facing capabilities.

John’s Financial Services career began at the specialist firm, Spear Leeds and Kellogg. He has also held positions of increasing responsibility at the US Broker Dealer, Kidder Peabody.

John earned his degree at Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City with a major in Information Processing and a minor in International Business.  He has numerous professional affiliations and speaks extensively on Management and Leadership as well as Enterprise Reference Data. He also has been in numerous articles on matters relating to Reference Data and Technology.



Speaking at the following:

12.15 - 1.00
Panel discussion: Creating a holistic view of your data for improved access, quality, transparency and governance

Defining what data governance means to your business and understanding what is driving data governance efforts in your firm With the role of the CDO seldom a board level appointment, who do you think is ultimately accountable for data governance? What do US regulators say? Getting your systems and processes in order – how are… Read more.