Speakers

Speakers

Dr Shumi Akhtar

Associate Professor

University of Sydney Business School

Dr Shumi Akhtar is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Her research interests are broad, and include Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, International Finance, Financial Crime, Cyber risk, ESG, Risk Management, Quantum and Technological Innovation and application of AI/Machine Learning in Financial Market. Her research publications have appeared in leading international and Australian peer-reviewed journals. Dr Akhtar has received a number of highly competitive external research grants. She regularly attends, presents and chairs sessions at top Financial Economic conferences including American Finance Association, American Economic Association, European Financial Management Association and Asian Finance Association. A number of her research papers received local and international prestigious awards. She was visiting scholar at Harvard, MIT and Stanford among others. She was invited multiple occasions for expert opinion before the Australian Parliamentary Senate Inquiry on Tax, International Trade and Investment and her recommendations were implemented. Her research scholarships have been recognised by the Australian Research Council, US-Australia Fulbright and Oxford University Fellowship/Scholarship.

Pieter Bierkens

CBA Group Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Pieter Bierkens is Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead. In his current capacity he coordinates the Bank’s preparation for the global reform of interest rate benchmarks. He has been based in Sydney since 2014. 

Previously, Pieter was Head of Markets of Commonwealth Bank in New York. Prior to Commonwealth Bank, he worked for 10 years in New York and London, where he started his career advising institutional investors on global fixed-income markets. 

Pieter holds a degree in Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a Master degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the Financial Risk Manager designation.

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Michael Blayney

Head of Multi Asset

Pendal Group

Michael has over 20 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined BTIM from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds. Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.

Craig Butterworth

Chief Commercial Officer

Droit Financial Technologies LLC

Craig is passionate about digitally transforming financial services by cohesively bringing together the right mix of best in class technology to improve client service, boost business efficiency and reduce operational risk - “the art of the possible” combined with “pragmatic execution”.

Craig joined Droit as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2021. He is a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for leading the firm’s commercial strategy.

As such, he is accountable for driving growth across core and adjacent businesses, as well as expanding its client base, partnerships and geographic footprint.

Prior to joining Droit, Craig was most recently Global Head of Sales and Account Management at Symphony, where his focus was on leveraging his deep industry and digital transformation experience to partner with Symphony’s clients to help them extract the most from the platform.

Prior to Symphony, Craig was Managing Director and Global Head of Client Ecosystem at Nomura. This was a business-led, front-to-back digital transformation programme aimed at breaking down internal silos - both technological and structural. Sub-projects of the programme included: 1) Symphony; 2) Salesforce; 3) Client Lifecycle Management; 4) Client Data Architecture; 5) Natural Language Processing Voice-to-text/ Soft Turrets; 6) Intelligent Advisor Dashboard.

Craig has over 20 years’ experience in Capital Markets having previously held Head of Sales Roles at RBS, State Street and RBC. Craig is passionate about mentoring, career guidance and talent development. He was Chair of the Global Markets EMEA Graduate Steering Committee at both Nomura and RBS.

Craig started his career at Goldman Sachs after receiving a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is an accomplished racing driver, having won number of championships in karts and cars since he started racing at 10 years old.

Craig is married with two children and lives in the Essex countryside.

Joseph Capurso

Executive Director, Head of International Economics

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Rahoul Chowdry

Non Executive Director and Former Senior Partner

Rahoul was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as a non-executive director in January 2020. He is a member of the Remuneration, Nomination, Audit and Risk Committees and was appointed as Chairman of the Risk Committee in May 2020. At the same time, he was appointed to the AMP Bank Board and is a member of its Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Risk Committee.

Experience

Rahoul has over 40 years’ experience in professional services, advising complex multinational organisations in Australia and overseas.

He is currently a Senior Advisor at Minter Ellison and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the firm’s Partnership Board. Between January 2018 and June 2021 he was Partner and National Leader of Minter Ellison’s financial services practice in Australia and leader of the risk consulting practice. Prior to this, Rahoul was a Senior Partner at PwC for almost 30 years, where he undertook a number of leadership roles, delivering audit, assurance, and risk consulting services to major financial institutions in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Directorships of other ASX listed companies: None

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Reserve Bank of Australia, Audit Committee (appointed February 2018)
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Elliot Clarke

Director and Senior Economist

WESTPAC INSTITUTIONAL BANK

Elliot Clarke, Director and Senior Economist, has been with Westpac Economics for nine years having previously worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Over his career, Elliot’s focus has remained on Australia’s place in the global economy, having assessed economic and financial developments in Asia for the RBA, and now as he manages Westpac’s global economic and financial market forecasts with a particular focus on the US, Europe and China. Elliot holds an honours degree in economics from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is also a CFA Charterholder.

John Cummins

Chief Investment Officer

SocietyOne

Entering financial markets in a trading capacity, John’s career spans 30 years in financial services and has included senior markets-based roles overseeing FICC businesses for HSBC, Westpac Institutional Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Macquarie Bank. He has also had extensive offshore experience in both London and Hong Kong in regional and global teams across most products.

He is currently Chief Investment Officer at market-leading fintech SocietyOne.

 

Iancu Daramus

Responsible Investment Associate

Fulcrum Asset Management LLP

Iancu works on the development of Fulcrum’s responsible investment capabilities, having previously worked for Legal & General Investment Management (where he led the stewardship team’s work in the energy sector and advised institutional clients on low-carbon investment solutions) and the Carbon Tracker Initiative (a leading think-tank investigating climate risk in energy markets). He graduated from the London School of Economics, holds degrees in philosophy and public policy, and is one of the lead authors of the CFA Institute’s Certificate in ESG Investing training manual.

Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer.  Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

Reshma Devi

Director ISACA Melbourne/Women in Leadership Lead AWSN

Reshma is an experienced Data, Security and Technology Risk specialist. She has a Masters in Information Technology, a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) and loves anything that involves Data. With over 20 years’ experience in Banking and Financial sector in Australia and New Zealand, Reshma is very passionate about Data Security and emerging data challenges.
Reshma is a Board Member at ISACA Melbourne and is the Diversity Director. She is also the Ambassador for ISACA’s SheLeadsTech and previous Coordinator for SheLeadsTech Melbourne. Reshma is the Women in Leadership Program Lead at Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and the AWSN Chapter Lead for Melbourne. Reshma has been the ISACA’s CDPSE Manual Subject Matter Expert Reviewer and continually contributes to blogs, Podcasts and security magazines. 
Reshma was the finalist in Women in Security Awards in 2020 for People’s Choice Award in IT Security, and was nominated for Best Student Security Leader, AWSN Award for 2020, Australia’s most outstanding Women in Protective Security/Resilience and The One to Watch.

In 2021, she was awarded the Best Volunteer in Australian Women in Security Awards. In 2022 she has be nominated for the Unsung Hero award.
Reshma is a Thrive Coach, she coaches women transitioning between careers and is passionate about helping students with mentoring and guiding careers in Technology and STEM. Her passion has led her into assisting women in leadership roles and working on many women led initiatives.

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Paul Dobbs

Bank Stress Testing and Sustainability Risk

Suncorp Group

Paul is currently working for Suncorp Bank covering Stress Testing & Sustainability Risk. His experience spans financial risk and regulations in both industry (i.e. banking) and consulting - spanning more than 20 years. He has helped to deliver optimised risk and regulatory frameworks and processes across the domains of  data, governance, scenarios analysis, risk management,  regulatory reporting, right through to the application of best fit technologies. More specifically, he has covered the domain of climate risk (including sustainable financing) for many years delivering climate risk training, consulting and CTB/RTB programs. Working with both large and small financial institutions across Australia, UK, Europe and Asia, a key focus has been to help financial institutions best align to the risk and opportunities that climate risk will create.

Paul has a Honours in Business Administration and a MSc in Quantitative Finance,  is the lead author of the Chartered Banker Institute’s Climate Risk certification and is a ABA Climate Risk Working Group member.

Karl Eisenhammer

Head of Sales, Australia & New Zealand

Moody’s ESG Solutions

Karl Eisenhammer oversees Moody’s ESG Solutions for Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for a team focused on delivering ESG solutions across ESG Measures, Climate Solutions, SME Solutions, Index Solutions and Sustainable Finance to a client universe across corporates, FI, NBFI and government. The Sustainable Finance offering at Moody’s ESG Solutions also includes the provision of Second Party Opinions and Sustainability Ratings to potential debt issuers in both bond and bank loan markets. Karl has almost 20 years’ experience as a corporate coverage banker across a variety of industries. Having started his career with ANZ he transitioned to Bank of America in their Global Corporate and Investment Banking team where he embraced the universal banking model. Karl has had broad exposure to all traditional banking products and capital markets including more recently in sustainable finance and carbon offsets. Karl holds a Bachelor of Economics from WSU as well as a Post Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management from UNSW.

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Katrina Ell

Assistant Director – Economist

MOODY’S ANALYTICS

Katrina Ell is an assistant director and economist in the Sydney office of Moody’s Analytics. Katrina manages the Asia-Pacific edition of Economy.com and is responsible for the research, analysis and forecasting of economies throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Australia and New Zealand. Katrina is regularly quoted by international media such as CNBC, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Sky News. She previously worked as an analyst at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Katrina received her bachelor’s degree in economics (honours) from Macquarie University and is currently completing her Masters in Applied Economics at Macquarie University.

Felicity Emmett

Senior Economist

ANZ

Felicity is Senior Economist in the Australian Economics team at ANZ. She is responsible for analysis and forecasting of key Australian macroeconomic indicators, as well as thematic research on the Australian economy. She also provides specialist analysis on topical issues, including the housing sector and the policy outlook. Felicity publishes regular and ad-hoc reports and presents to internal and external, domestic and international clients. She also provides regular media commentary on key local economic issues.
Felicity has more than twenty years’ experience as an economist in financial markets. Prior to joining ANZ, Felicity worked as a Senior Economist for the Royal Bank of Scotland, a Senior Economist at ABN AMRO Australia, and as an Economist for BZW Australia.

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Bill Evans

Chief Economist

Westpac Banking Corporation

William (Bill) H. Evans is a graduate of Sydney University (BEc. Hons I and University Medal) and the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He has worked as a Research Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Treasurer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and prior to joining Westpac in 1991, was Director and Head of Financial Markets at Schroders Australia Limited for 8 years.

Bill joined Westpac in 1991 in the position of Chief Economist and Head of Research. During his time at Westpac he has also spent 2 years in New Zealand as Head of the Institutional Bank with responsibility for Westpac’s corporate and financial markets businesses.

He is currently Managing Director Economics. He is the Bank’s economic spokesman and is responsible for all of the Bank’s economic research. Bill travels frequently, advising Westpac’s customers on the Australian economy and financial markets. He has developed many important contacts in the U.S, Europe and Asia.

Bill was Chairman of the Australian Business Economists for eight years and is now a life member.

Kim Farrant

General Manager

HESTA

Kim is the General Manager – Responsible Investment at HESTA and leads the fund’s approach to responsible investment across all asset classes, including its approach to climate change and impact investment.

She has more than 15 years experience as a responsible investment and sustainability professional. Prior to HESTA, she held roles as the Head of ESG at Hostplus, Portfolio Manager, Responsible Investments at VicSuper and Director within Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team.

Kim holds Bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering and Economics and a Master of Science, where her research focussed on engagement and voting.

John Feeney

Partner

Martialis Consulting

John Feeney manages Martialis Consulting working on financial markets product and infrastructure. He has been in financial markets for over 30 years in trading and management roles across most asset classes. Mr. Feeney has worked for National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citibank in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivates, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses. Most recently, he has been focussing on LIBOR and other IBOR transition issues as well as the broader practice areas of Martialis Consulting.

Recently, Mr. Feeney has been an ISDA Board Member and Vice-Chairman and an AFMA Board member.

Mr. Feeney has a PhD and BSc (Hons) from University of Sydney.

Jo Fox

Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Chubb

Kristy Graham

Executive Officer

Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

Kristy is the inaugural Executive Officer of ASFI. Established following the collaborative effort to develop the Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap, ASFI works to create a financial system in Australia that can support a sustainable, resilient and prosperous future for all Australians. By working across the finance sector, with government, regulators, research institutions and peak bodies, ASFI drives implementation of the Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap.

With a background in sustainable finance and impact investing across the public and private sectors, prior to ASFI Kristy led the Australian Government’s work with private and institutional investors to mobilise capital for climate and social impact in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In this role she established the Australian Government’s first impact investment fund, designed to build sustainable and inclusive financial markets in Southeast Asia. She was also a special advisor on the Prime Minister’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce in 2020. She has previously worked in Australia, Latin America, the UK and in global roles for large and small organisations, driving global progress on sustainability issues. She holds a BSc (Environmental) and a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Sydney and will complete her MBA (Social Impact) in 2022 at UNSW (AGSM).

Iain Hart

Head of Technology, Technology Risk & CISO

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Iain is presently the Head of Technology and CISO for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has enjoyed a long and varied career across multiple industries including, Banking, Telecommunications, Online Media, and Education lading divisions spanning all areas of Technology.

During his career, he has held Global Head of Operational Risk roles at ANZ, CBA, and Macquarie Bank.

Andreas Hefter

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

Andreas is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company at the Sydney Office. Since joining McKinsey in February 2014 in Munich, Germany, he has focused on risk management and business transformation at financial institutions in Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia.

His work is focused on risk management and compliance at financial and non-financial institutions and spans across engagements in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

He has worked extensively on risk & culture transformations, enterprise risk, non-financial risk (NFR) and financial crime, risk organisation and Three Lines of Defence (3LoD), regulation and compliance.

Relevant experience

  • Supported the design and implementation of a range of non-financial risk transformations at financial institutions in Australasia
  • Support the regulatory response and set up of a remediation program and supported its implementation at a financial institution in Australasia
  • Led a risk operating model review and redesign at a financial institution in Australasia
  • Led a 3 Lines of Defense operating model review in Australasia
  • Led a large-scale non-financial risk management capability building program at a financial institution in Australasia to improve their frontline risk identification and management capabilities
  • Ran a Financial Crime Compliance diagnostic and designed the Financial Crime Compliance Program at a financial institution in Europe
  • Support the development of the governance and policy operating model for a global corporate after a series of incidents
  • Designed and set up the new target operating model for regulatory management at a financial institution in Europe
  • Re-designed the Economic Capital model of a financial institution in the US
  • Review the policy framework and operating model of dedicated incidents response unit a global bank in Europe
  • Lead author of McKinsey’s “Risk transformations: The heart, the art, and the science” (March 2022), which describes success factors for risk & culture transformations

Background

  • Andreas obtained his Master's Degree in Quantitative Finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business after completing his thesis on the valuation of interest rate derivatives after the financial crisis
John Henson

Head of Regulatory Response & LIBOR Transition & Benchmark Reform Lead Data, Analytics & Strategy Execution

National Australia Bank

Over 25 years in Financial Services. John is the NAB Lead on Financial Benchmark Reforms and has been involved in leading this since October 2017.In this role John advises and works closely with Sponsor, impacted product and customer segment heads, risk, legal & project managers to ensure NAB meets the timelines and changes required to transition customers off LIBOR to alternative reference rates.

Manish Jayswal

Head of Risk Management, Consumer & Business Banking

Westpac Group

Manish Jayswal is the Head of Risk at Westpac Banking Corporation. Currently at Westpac, Manish is responsible for the oversight of consumer risk portfolio Insights across both financial and non-financial risk. In prior roles at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Manish has spent extensive time in the area of Credit Risk (Institutional and Retail), Balance Sheet Management, Treasury and Capital Allocation.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Manish has held several global senior risk management roles, notably with Fannie Mae in Washington DC during the peak of Global Financial Crisis, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and GE Capital. Over this time Manish designed and implemented several risk management frameworks such as Risk Appetite, Early Warning, Economic Capital framework, Stress Testing, Loss Allowance Modelling, Home Price Forecasting to name few. Manish is passionate about the role risk management play in decision making under uncertainty and creating shareholder value whilst managing community expectations.

Manish holds Bachelor in Commerce (Hons), Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and Masters in Risk Management and is also a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Sidharth Kamani

Senior Professional

New Development Bank

Sidharth is an FRM certified Risk professional with over ten years of total experience - three years as an Engineer and the last seven years as a risk analyst across Market risk, Liquidity risk (Treasury) and Credit risk functions.

He currently works for a multilateral development bank founded by the Governments of the BRICS countries. Prior to this he worked for Goldman Sachs as a risk associate in the Market risk and Treasury divisions.

He has knowledge of advanced risk concepts such as debt sustainability analysis, country risk, macroeconomic scenario analysis, stress testing, capital planning, credit risk pricing, sensitivity analysis and VaR, among others. He has hands-on experience in various risk regulations such as CCAR, FDSF, LCR and NSFR.

Sidharth has strong analytical and quantitative skills, excellent communication skills, and has working proficiency with Bloomberg, Tableau, Excel, VBA and Financial Modelling.

His interests lie in the areas of international finance, sovereign risk analysis, macroeconomics, financial development, infrastructure financing and the evolving landscape of digital finance.

Kamran Khan

Managing Director, Head of ESG for Asia Pacific

Deutsche Bank

Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Head of ESG for Asia Pacific. In this newly established client-facing role, he is responsible for defining and executing the bank’s ESG strategy across all business divisions in Asia. He is a member of the Global Sustainability Council of Deutsche Bank.


Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Khan established Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. He was also appointed by the Obama White House to serve as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed a USD 10bn portfolio and led a USD 1.5-2bn annual investment program globally.


Previously, Mr. Khan held senior executive roles at the World Bank and helped establish the World Bank Group regional hub in Singapore, comprising the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Prior to his time at the World Bank, Mr. Khan worked on M&A transactions and advisory mandates at JP Morgan and LEK. He also served as a US Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led operations for the project finance and guarantees facility.


Mr. Khan served as an Advisor on Infrastructure Finance to APEC, ASEAN, and the G-20. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board at Fudan University Fintech Centre in Shanghai with a mandate to advise on Belt and Road Initiative projects. He has also served on the Board of Advisors at a variety of market-leading companies using technology to achieve ESG goals. He is a frequent speaker at events such as World Economic Forum, ASEAN Summit, APEC Summit, and in major international media.


Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Economics from George Mason University.

Katya Kravtsova

Independent Consultant

Independent Consultant

Katya is a highly strategic thought leader with Tier-1 management consulting experience, sharing a wealth of knowledge and over a decade's worth of international experience across the US, UK, Middle East and Australia.

She has contributed to multi-million-dollar savings and revenue growth initiatives for private and AXS-listed organisations, traversing diverse industries including financial services, sustainability, travel & tourism, logistics, real estate, and telecommunications. 

Chris Linde

Group Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer - People, Conduct & Culture

National Australia Bank

As National Australia Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer - People, Conduct & Culture, Chris is responsible for the oversight of risks within these domains and supports NAB’s lines of business, globally, in their assessment and management of Compliance, Conduct, People and Culture risk.

He supports individual business units with the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures required to manage risk, including the regular testing of their effectiveness.

Prior to joining NAB, Chris was a partner at Deloitte specialising in Risk within the Financial Services sector. With over 25 years’ experience in consulting and the financial services industry, he has experience in and exposure to all aspects of retail, business, wealth and capital markets/institutional banking.

Yoonsik Ma

Risk Management Product Manager, APAC

Adenza

Yoonsik Ma is leading the Risk Management APAC Product team and the Global IFRS9 Product team, by piloting Adenza’s growth strategy to align with sustainability and technology. With extensive experience in fulfilling the regulatory needs of clients globally, he is focused on driving innovations in technology solutions to enable firms to keep pace with The Final Basel III Capital Framework and IFRS9.

Yoonsik has previously held leadership roles in growing the business for Risk Calculation & Reporting, where he played an instrumental role in pioneering and expanding Adenza’s footprint across Australia and South-East Asia.

Megan Motto

CEO

Governance Institute of Australia

Megan Motto is Chief Executive Officer of Governance Institute of Australia, a national membership association and leading authority on governance.

Megan drives the direction of the Institute that advocates for more than 43,000 governance and risk management professionals from the listed, unlisted and not-for profit sectors.

Prior to her Governance Institute role, Megan was CEO of Consult Australia. Megan is also currently a Director of Standards Australia and a National Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Megan has a BA/BEd, a MA in Communications Management and is a Fellow of both Governance Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Emma Murphy

Strategy, communications and leadership consultant

former Bank of England

Emma Murphy is a strategy, communications and leadership consultant that worked for the Bank of England for almost 20 years.  As part of her role there she developed and implemented the first strategic plans in the Bank of England’s 325-year history.  These focused on how best to manage deeply analytical talent while building a more diverse workforce, transforming rigid ways of working, and bringing internal and external communications into the 21st century.  Emma also led the division that introduced the Bank’s new approach to communications and has also played central roles in the integration of the Prudential Regulation Authority into the Bank and establishment of the Financial Policy Committee.  Emma has advised other central banks around the World, helping adapt lessons learned from the Bank of England’s experience into their differing contexts and has particular expertise in meshing cultural change with the people and communications challenges.

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Vasyl Nair

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mine Superannuation Fund

Mine Superannuation Fund (Mine Super) is a profit to members, public offer super fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way. Mine Super employs 200 staff and manages over $12.5 billion in funds for approximately 55,000 members. In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine Super offers its members insurance and access to financial advice.


Vasyl Nair is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mine Super (prior to this, Vasyl was employed with Mine Super in the roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Strategy Officer). Vasyl has a background in law and corporate finance, having also held roles across operations, strategy, marketing and risk related functions at some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions (including Westpac Banking Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank). Vasyl holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon), Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and an Executive Master of Business Administration. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has achieved a Certificate of Business Excellence from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. He is also a director of Recreo Financial, an Australian financial technology company, specialising in superannuation and investment administration.

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Campbell Nicoll

Chief Risk Officer

Regional Australia Bank

Campbell Nicoll is the chief risk officer at Regional Australia Bank, having over 15 years of experience in both credit risk management and operational risk management. Campbell brings a balanced approach to risk management given his background in both risk management and corporate banking. Prior to his role at Regional Australia Bank, Campbell's roles within the financial sector includes general manager positions at ASB Bank (New Zealand) and the CRO role at the Bank of South Pacific (Fiji).

Sam O'Sullivan

Chief Risk Officer

QIC

As a member of QIC's Executive team and the Chief Risk Officer, Sam leads a great team of professionals who are continually enhancing QIC's risk management capability.

Before joining QIC Sam held several senior roles in the investment management and infrastructure sectors both in Australia and overseas. Sam is passionate about delivering confidence in business decisions and outcomes by delivering risk and assurance programs in support of strategic objectives.

Su-Lin Ong

Chief Economist

RBC Capital Markets

Su-Lin Ong is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, Chief Economist & Senior Relationship Manager. She has led the Economics & Fixed Income Strategy team for AU/NZ since 2010 and was Head of AU Research, including oversight for equity research, from 2015 to 2019.  In August 2019, she began a newly created role to help foster senior relationships with RBC’s key clients.

Su-Lin is part of the global strategy team with primary responsibility for formulating and presenting RBC’s AU/NZ macroeconomic outlook, cash rate view and bond yield forecasts. Based in RBC’s Sydney office, she works closely with sales and trading across fixed income, currencies, and equities in Australia as well as key RBC offices across the globe. Prior to joining RBC in 1998, Su-Lin was a fixed income economist for Hambros Bank and before that worked as an economist at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet in Canberra.

She is a former Director of Business Spectator and the NSW/ACT FINSIA Regional Council.  Su-Lin is an Executive Member of The Australian Business Economists, CEDA’s Economic Policy Committee, and sits on the Women in Banking and Finance Board. She is also a founding member of RBC’s Diversity Council, RWomen Committee and actively involved in their mentoring and charity programs including Lou’s Place and Ronald McDonald House, Randwick. She is an ambassador for the RBA’s Women in Economics initiative and supports a number of initiatives aimed at building pipeline economic talent, especially female. Su-Lin regularly represents RBC at various industry, policy, and education forums. She holds a BEc from the University of Sydney, Post Graduate in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, is a Fellow, FINSIA, and scholarship recipient and recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Ravi Pandit

Executive Director, Interest rate & FX products

CME Group

Ravi Pandit serves as executive director, foreign exchange and interest rate products, Asia-Pacific, for CME Group, based in Singapore. He is responsible for expanding CME Group's existing FX and interest rate business and developing new opportunities across the region.

Ravi joined CME Group in August 2015 and has 25 years of experience in the financial markets. Prior to joining CME Group, Pandit was a consultant to Singapore Exchange, where he provided strategic advice and project management for its launch of listed FX futures. Before that, Pandit worked for 12 years in Dresdner Bank and subsequently Commerzbank post-merger, where he headed up the local markets trading team, and helped build up its Asian presence in interest rate and FX derivatives trading. Ravi also worked in various trading roles at Barclays Bank, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and in operations and technology at Citibank, across Hong Kong and Mumbai.

Ravi holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

Anne-Marie Paterson

Chief Risk Officer, Governance and Integrity

AMP

Anne-Marie is a highly accomplished Legal and Risk Professional, enabling transformation and cultural change in the corporate sector. Commencing her career in law, Anne-Marie transitioned into corporate leadership in the risk space after 17 years of legal practice.

In 2020, Anne-Marie set up the Group Integrity Office for the AMP Group managing all issues relating to whistleblowing, fraud and integrity. This role expanded to that of the Chief Risk Officer responsible for AMP’s Governance and Integrity Office. This includes accountability for the risk management framework and strategy, risk culture, as well as, second line support for all business services including technology and financial risk.

Clive Pedersen

Deputy Chief Risk Officer – Risk & Compliance

Heartland Bank

Clive is the Deputy Chief Risk Officer – Risk & Compliance at Heartland Bank, a New Zealand specialist bank with the strategy to provide ‘best or only' banking products in niche Australian and NZ markets. His experience includes over 17 years in risk and compliance and internal audit roles across Heartland Bank, ASB (CBA's New Zealand subsidiary), Suncorp Group and professional services firm Ernst & Young.  Clive has demonstrated success with leadership and relationship management, focusing on influencing senior and executive stakeholders through pragmatic insights to drive positive and lasting change.

Nicola Rimmer-Hollyman

Group Chief Risk Officer

AMP

Nicola is the Acting Group Chief Risk Officer in AMP (previously the Chief Audit Executive).  She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, both domestically and internationally, during which time she has built a deep understanding of regulation, risk, governance and control. Nicola has held various roles in financial services organisations and regulators, including most recently with ANZ as General Manager of Audit for the Wealth business, and at Barclays, HBOS and the Financial Services Authority in the UK. Nicola is also a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Audit in the U.K. and a former Board member of the Global Institute of Internal Audit.

David Robertson

Chief Economist and Head of Economic and Markets Research

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

David Robertson joined Bendigo Bank 20 years ago as Head of Financial Markets, and today is Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Chief Economist. He has previously worked in a range of senior roles in Treasury for the State Bank of NSW, First Chicago and Commonwealth Bank. David’s regular economic commentaries draw on decades of economic research and policy making, and his unique and fresh style of delivery has garnered a loyal following for his regular YouTube segments.

Helen Rowell

Deputy Chairman

APRA

Helen Rowell was appointed as Deputy Chair of APRA in November 2015, and reappointed for a further five-year term from 1 July 2018.

Mrs Rowell joined APRA in 2002 as General Manager, Industry Technical Services and held a number of senior roles, including General Manager, Diversified Institutions Division, General Manager, Policy Development and Executive General Manager, Supervisory Support Division prior to her appointment as APRA Member, with primary responsibility for superannuation, from 1 July 2013. As of July 2021, Helen is responsible for insurance and in April 2022, she added the cross-industry portfolio to her responsibility.

Mrs Rowell was the Chair of APRA’s (cross-divisional) general insurance industry group from 2006 to 2011, and has represented APRA on the Financial Security Board’s Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness Group and was previously co-Chair of the Joint Forum Financial Conglomerates Committee. Mrs Rowell is currently the APRA representative on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Working Party on Private Pensions, and was appointed President of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors in November 2019.  Helen has also represented APRA on various sub committees of the International Association of Insurance Supervisor (IAIS) and since 2021, sits on the IAIS Executive Committee and has also been appointed as the IAIS Diversity, Equality & Inclusion champion.

Prior to joining APRA, Mrs Rowell was a partner at the international consulting firm Towers Perrin; she is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Christopher Schaub​

Business Solutions Manager​, Financial Risk Management

SAS

Chris has been delivering risk management solutions into the financial services, insurance and corporate sectors for over 25 years.​

Chris has a proven track record of selling and implementing risk solutions that meet compliance and business needs. Chris joined SAS in 2010 to head up the Operational Risk, Governance & Compliance solutions and has since been appointed Business Solutions Manager for Risk helping customers modernise their risk ecosystem to meet the demands of IFRS 9 and Basel III/IV Regulatory Capital. At present Chris is focusing on the world of Stress Testing and Asset & Liability Management allowing our customers to easily and swiftly understand the impacts to their Balance Sheet across a myriad of risk factors including Climate Change.​

Prior to joining SAS, Chris worked at Misys, Sungard and Fiserv where he sold and delivered risk and compliance solutions as part major risk transformational programs at global ASX listed financial institutions. ​

Chris holds a degree in Computer Science, a Diploma of Financial Services (FINSIA) and currently completing his Green & Sustainable Certificate with Chartered Banker

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Elizabeth Sheedy

Professor, Department of Applied Finance

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy is a risk management and governance expert based at the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre. She spent her early career in the financial services sector before joining academia in the mid-90s. At Macquarie she teaches in the highly-regarded Master of Applied Finance program. Since 2012 her industry-relevant research has focused on risk culture, governance and remuneration in the context of financial institutions. She comments regularly in the media on the topic of financial services misconduct.

Naeem Siddiqi

Senior Advisor, Risk Management

SAS

Naeem Siddiqi is the author of Credit Risk Scorecards : Developing and Implementing Intelligent Credit Scoring, (Wiley and Sons, New York, 2005), Intelligent Credit Scoring : Building and Implementing Better Credit Risk Scorecards (Wiley and Sons, 2017), and various papers on credit risk topics.

Naeem meets with senior executives and decision makers from between 40-50 lenders globally each year, and provides strategic advice to them on areas such as the development and validation of credit scoring models, climate change risk, infrastructure planning for analytics, and retail credit risk strategy. He has also trained hundreds of bankers in over 25 countries on the art and science of credit scorecard development, and helps credit risk analysts develop better scorecards.


Naeem has an Honours Bachelor of Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Dr Peter Simpson

Global Head, Safety and Security

Standard Chartered

Global executive with over 25 years of leadership in the areas of risk management, safety, health, wellbeing, security, crisis management, and quality assurance. International experience in airlines, defense, regulators, industry bodies, and the banking & finance sector. Passionate about leading organisations through customer-focused change and simplification, and about coaching and mentoring the next generation of diverse leaders.

Corinne Stewart

National Australia Bank

Director, Risk Management, Corporate & Institutional Banking Risk

Corinne is a Director, Risk Management for National Australia Bank.  In her role, Corinne is responsible for oversight and challenge in the Corporate & Institutional Banking Division.   Institutional Banking has been at the forefront of Sustainability and ESG risk for over a decade, Corinne leverages a diverse range of experiences including Global markets, Product Management, Treasury and Risk to provide strategic risk advice and practical solutions in a complex environment.

Paul Taylor

Former General Manager

Bank of Queensland

Paul Taylor has held Executive roles in risk management across Investment Banking, Hedge Fund Management, Retail Banking and Insurance most recently as General Manager Portfolio Management & Market Risk at BOQ.

Alex Twigg

CIO and Co-Founder

Judo Bank

Alex Twigg is Founder and CEO of digital transformation advisory firm Shift Happens Group, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of experience-as-a service platform Appeggio.com, an Independant Non Executive Chair of fintech, Cape and an Independent Non Executive Director of netbank, Alex Bank. Previously, he was CEO of UBank, co-founder and CIO of Judo Bank, and an Independant Non Executive Director of Eftpos. 

Fintech Asia placed Alex among Asia’s 100 most influential Fintech leaders and he was named in CIO Magazines top 50 Australian CIO in 2019. Alex is also a member of the Australian Chartered Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a member of the University of Queensland Business School’s Service Innovation Alliance. 

Stefan Ullrich

VP Sales Fixed Income & ESG

Eurex

Stefan Ullrich is VP for Sales, Fixed Income and FI ESG at Eurex, one of the largest derivatives exchanges worldwide. He is responsible for growing Eurex' Fixed Income business in Asia, covering ETD, OTC Clearing, Repo and FX. He has nearly 20 years' experience expanding the business of world-leading futures exchanges in Asia across all major asset classes.

Prior to joining Eurex, he was director for Sustainable Finance at a leading Singapore sustainability consultancy, before establishing his own advisory practice. In his sustainability work, Stefan focuses on the intersection of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Finance and on developing new collaborative solutions for financing the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable global economy.

Stefan has held senior-level positions with several international futures exchanges and was part of a small team that established an Asian derivatives exchange in Singapore

He holds master's degrees in Sustainability from Harvard Extension School and in Classical Chinese from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany

Sangeeta Venkatesen

Non-Executive Director & Investment Committee Member

Olivier Vojetta

Risk Management Group Strategy Lead

Macquarie Group

A former management consultant at PwC, derivatives trader at Dresdner Kleinwort and head of macro research/portfolio manager at macro hedge fund FMCP, all based out of London, Olivier Vojetta relocated in 2012 to Sydney to work for Macquarie Group. Initially a principal consultant with the central strategy consulting team supporting the group worldwide, Olivier transferred to the risk mgmt. group in 2018 to help build the Strategy service function within newly formed RMG Enterprise Support (RES) centrally. With a passion for strategy and risk, Olivier has over the years successfully created and executed group level business strategies that helped businesses set themselves apart by placing innovation at the heart of change management and decision-making.

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Theo Vosinidis

Head of Investment Risk and Compliance

CBUS SUPER

Theo and his team are responsible for implementation of the risk and compliance framework in line with Cbus’ risk appetite. The team identifies new regulatory obligations that may impact Investments, undertake risk training, as well as Investment incident root cause analysis, operational due diligence of external investment managers, undertake risk assessments of new Investment initiatives and are responsible for internal and external mandate pre & post trade compliance.

Dianne Weinstein

Head of Group Regulatory Risk

AMP

Dianne has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry, across senior Risk and Compliance roles. As the Head of Group Regulatory Risk at AMP, Dianne has developed a regulatory risk framework, led regulatory engagements with regulators and regulatory change management across the Group. Dianne’s experience includes working in major financial institutions, and as a former regulator.

Paul Wylie

Head of Risk, Asia-Pacific

LCH

Paul Wylie is Head of Risk, Asia Pacific for LCH Ltd.  In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the various LCH risk functions and benchmark reform for the APAC region.

Before joining LCH in March 2019, Paul headed Structured Products and managed fixed income portfolio mandates at Mason Stevens.  Prior to that, Paul held senior front office trading roles both in Australia and overseas, including running Strategic Trading, CVA Trading, and Credit Solutions for Lloyds bank PLC in London.

Paul holds degrees in Actuarial Studies and Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia.

Gloria Yuen

Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery

National Australia Bank

With over a decade of international risk management and regulatory compliance experience, Gloria is a risk management evangelist who believes having inclusive and diverse leadership is the cornerstone for effective risk management, innovation and good corporate governance. Being a citizen of the world, Gloria is a bridge builder in her personal and professional life, bringing curiosity, integrity, and intelligence to her numerous ventures.

Before moving to Australia with NAB, she held various advisory and management positions with Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Compliance Committee, NAB Asia, JP Morgan Chase, Santander and China Merchants Bank. Gloria obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified professional practitioner and fellow member of the International Compliance Association.

Gloria is privileged to serve in NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Committee which drives strategic initiatives to harness the power of cultural inclusion in leadership roles. Also serving as a member of the Women in Banking and Finance Vic Leadership Committee, Gloria targets to grow the talent pipeline of professional women and develops initiatives to amplify the voice of women of all backgrounds.

Olivia Yip

Senior Manager

Westpac