Risk Australia

Asia Risk is delighted to present our 13th annual Risk Australia conference, the leading incubator for risk practitioners and investment professionals to share best practices in financial risk management in the region.

risk australia 2018

16 August, Sydney


Australia's leading risk and derivatives event

Asia Risk is delighted to present our 13th annual Risk Australia conference, the leading incubator for risk practitioners and investment professionals to share best practices in financial risk management in the region.

Join leading experts from banks, asset managers, pension funds, insurers and regulators to discuss the latest regulatory development, investment strategies to mitigate market volatility and innovative solutions in managing across different risk types.

Each year Risk Australia conference provides platform for leading risk professionals to discuss mitigating investment risks in a volatile market, enhancing risk management strategies across credit, market, liquidity, and regulatory risks.


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.

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).

John Feeney

Head of Conduct (C&IB)

National Australia Bank

John Feeney is the Head of Conduct (C&IB) at National Australia Bank Limited (NAB). He has been in financial markets for over 30 years in trading and management roles across most asset classes. Prior to joining NAB, Mr. Feeney has worked for Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citi in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivate, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses. Currently, Mr. Feeney is an ISDA Board Member and an AFMA Board member.

Sarah Harris

Deputy Head of Payments Policy Department

Reserve Bank of Australia

Sarah Harris is Deputy Head of Payments Policy Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia, with responsibility for the Reserve Bank’s oversight of payments, clearing and settlement systems and associated policy and research. Sarah’s team also has responsibility for contributing to international policy making and inter-agency efforts to ensure that Australia’s regulatory framework for over-the-counter derivatives is best practice. In addition to this, she contributes to the Reserve Bank’s work in the development and implementation of resolution, recovery and other crisis management policies relating to financial market infrastructure. She is a member of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) and CPMI and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Steering Group.  Sarah joined the Reserve Bank in 2012 and has held a number of roles in Payments Policy including leading the team that developed the current Reserve Bank standards for clearing and settlement systems in Australia. Prior to that, she worked at the UK Financial Services Authority for over 13 years, including stints running the clearing and settlement supervision team and working in the banking and market divisions. 

Nick Horn

Senior Financial Risk Advisor — Stress Testing

Suncorp Group

Nick Horn joined Suncorp Group in August 2016 as Senior Financial Risk Adviser, providing advice on investment assets, capital, and liquidity as it applies to stress testing. Prior to this, Nick spent 6 years at QIC, departing as Manager of the Independent Investment Risk and Compliance function. At QIC, he co-led the business response to global derivative reforms. Nick has been an active adviser to regulators and industry associations on the design and impacts of derivative reform. His prior roles include Asset and Liability Management Specialist, Fund of Fund Equity Portfolio Manager, Derivatives Trader, and Financial Advisor.

Risk Australia is being held in the heart of Sydney, find us at The Westin.

The Westin Sydney

1 Martin Pl
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 2 8223 1111

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