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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | AUGUST 15 | FINANCIAL RISK

08:5509:00

Welcome to Country - Opening remarks | Day One

08:55 - 09:00

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.

09:0009:15

Keynote Address: The Importance of Risk Culture

09:00 - 09:30

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)

09:1509:55

Keynote Panel: Macroeconomic outlook and Australia

09:30 - 10:00

  • Examining inflationary concerns and rising interest rates - what does it mean for the property market and the Australian economy as a whole?
  • The new sources of geopolitical risk - what are the mid to long-term ramifications? Could this risk leave Australia a more insecure, insular, and divided nation?
  • The issue of immigration and broader implications  
     
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.

Elliot Clarke

Senior Economist

Westpac Institutional Bank

Elliot has been with Westpac Economics for over 11 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 Economics’ global economic and financial market forecasts. 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.

Katrina Ell

Senior Economist

Moody's Analytics

Katrina Ell is an Associate Director and Senior Economist in the Sydney office of Moody’s Analytics. In her role, Katrina manages the Asia-Pacific edition of Economic View and is responsible for the research and analysis of economies

throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Katrina is also responsible for baseline and scenario forecasting and narrative development. She is regularly quoted by

international media such as CNBC, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

Before joining Moody’s, Katrina worked as an analyst at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Katrina received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics (honours) from Macquarie University and is pursuing a Master of 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.

09:5510:35

CRO panel: De-risking Australia 2022 and beyond

10:00 - 10:30

  • Key regulatory updates, trends and main priorities for financial institutions- Credit Risk 220.0, new capital risk rate standard; APRA’s prudential Guide on climate risk, etc
  • How banks and financial institutions are coping with major regulatory changes?
  • Dealing with increased compliance – how can we do it in the most cost and time-effective manner? 
  • Responding to the inflation risk -how have the recent events changed the way financial institutions assess risk today?
  • Which extra tools should a risk manager have in his toolbox to be prepared for future risks?
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.

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).

 

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.

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).

10:3510:55

Fireside Chat: Deep dive into the economic drivers of the property market

10:30 - 10:50

  • The impact of rising interest rates on house prices in a period of high inflation and economic uncertainty  

     

  • Regional property versus capital city trends

     

  • State by state, and international comparisons for residential property

     

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.

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.

10:5511:00

Closing Remarks

16:50 - 16:55

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.

11:0011:00

End of Day One

12:00 - 12:05

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | AUGUST 16 | NON-FINANCIAL RISK

09:0009:05

Welcome to Country - Opening remarks | Day Two

09:00 - 09:05

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.

09:0509:30

Keynote Address: The Prospects for the Australian Economy and Markets

09:05 - 09:35

  • Central banks are being challenged by high inflation and tight labour markets
  • How will their policies respond where there is a trade off risk between recession and stagflation?
  • In particular what are the prospects for the Australian economy and markets in 2022 and 2023?
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.

09:3010:15

Panel Discussion: Corporate governance and conduct risk - building resilience while focusing on customer outcome

09:35 - 10:15

  • Key lessons learned since the Royal Commissions' implementation-what financial institutions should do better?
  • How to put customers in the heart of the business and restore trust
  • Latest developments and processes to manage conduct risk in Australia
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.

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.

 

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

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.

10:1510:35

Panel Discussion: The changing face of AML amidst post-COVID digital transformation

11:15 - 11:55

  • Understanding the impact of behavioral pattern changes on AML
  • How an integrated and unified approach helps fight financial crime and enhance AML
  • Practical examples of what worked and how best to safeguard your processes in the future
Rick Boost

Commercial Editor

Risk.net

Jawad Ali Latif

Senior Manager, Financial Crime Risk

Macquarie Group

Jawad is a Compliance and Anti Financial Crime Subject matter expert with a decade of experience in the second and third line of defence advising tier one financial institutions on strengthening internal control environments and remediation exercises.

10:3510:50

Presentation: How to use talent strategies and diversity as a risk mitigator

10:25 - 10:45

  • How to find, manage and retain risk talent in the financial sector?
  • Understanding the risks of not having diversity properly permeating the entire organisation
  • Overcoming the “great resignation” – what to expect and how to manage this
  • Is it possible for risk talent to shift gear to do other things?
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.

 

10:5011:20

Panel Discussion: The cyber security of Australian financial market infrastructures

10:45 - 11:15

  • Current forms of cyber threats and amount of penetrations in finance
  • The role of technology to enhance business resilience and operations from the evolving and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats
  • What technological innovation is entering the space to protect your business?
  • Best practices on how companies can equip themselves to reduce risk 
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.

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.

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. 

11:2011:20

End of Day Two

11:55 - 12:00

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | AUGUST 17 | CLIMATE RISK

09:0009:05

Welcome to Country - Opening remarks | Day Three

09:00 - 09:05

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.

09:0509:25

Fireside Chat: Net-zero agenda: what does sustainability mean for Australia?

09:05 - 09:25

  • Carbon market trends - how far is Australia from hitting its net-zero targets?
  • Is the industry making enough progress in terms of climate change to meet the international stakeholders’ expectations?
  • How are we going to move away from reliance on coal and gas? What are the industries that are going to replace them? What are the consequences of that move?
Joseph Capurso

Executive Director, Head of International Economics

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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).

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.

09:2509:50

Presentation: Lessons from Global Stress Tests

10:15 - 10:25

  • What are banks doing globally?
  • Where do we stand?
  • Main Lessons from European, UK and Canada stress test exercises.
  • What can we do today?
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.

09:5010:40

Panel Discussion: Embedding ESG, climate risk in the overall risk framework and risk appetite

09:25 - 09:55

  • Examining APRA’s guidelines on environmental risk and expectations from the regulator to create change. What does the regulatory agenda look like for climate risk today?
  • What are the outcomes of APRA’s survey?
  • How are banks and buy-side integrating climate risk within their overall risk strategy framework?
  • How are financial firms embedding climate risk into the decision-making and offsetting carbon emissions as an institution?
  • What are the challenges in achieving consistent reporting and disclosure?
  • What ESG means to future risk management?
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.

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.

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.

Emma Pringle

Head of ESG

Maple-Brown Abbott

Emma Pringle joined Maple-Brown Abbott in May 2020 as Head of ESG. Before Maple-Brown Abbott, Emma spent 14 years with BT, most recently as Head of Customer Governance and Sustainability where she had responsibility for the organisation’s product governance and sustainability functions across superannuation, investments and insurance. Prior to this, Emma held strategy and operations roles in BT’s private wealth, superannuation, investments, platforms and advice divisions. Before BT, Emma worked in blue-chip technology and financial services organisations in Sydney and London. Among industry collaborations, Emma served as co-Chair of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) technical working group on meeting community expectations and has experience across the asset owner, corporate and investor pillars of the ESG value chain. In her current role, Emma is responsible for the development and implementation of Maple-Brown Abbott’s ESG strategy, policies and governance. She also oversees the integration of ESG risks and opportunities into investment decision-making, engagement and proxy voting initiatives and stakeholder communications.

Alexander Pui

Executive Manager - Climate Scenario Analytics

Commonwealth Bank

✔International and cross cultural experience (Australia, Singapore, Japan)
✔Intellectually curious, but commercially pragmatic and client focused problem solver
✔Successful track record of end-to-end new product development by leveraging the latest science and tech
✔Effective and engaging presenter, with previous speaking engagements at Harvard, The Economist, World Bank and UNEP among others
✔Thought leader within (re)insurance, catastrophe risk management and climate risk - evidenced by strong industry publication record

10:4011:00

Fireside Chat: Managing financial and non-financial risk

10:25 - 10:45

  • Tracking financial returns and impact on the same book of business
  • Are we identifying ESG-related risk to the investor or the E, S or G risk to the world?
  • Evolution of non-financial reporting responsibilities of financial institutions
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. 

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.

11:0011:20

European Insights: Sustainability: Putting data into perspectives and perspectives into data

10:45 - 11:25

  • The interdependence of investment beliefs and climate data
  • The role of forward-looking metrics
  • Challenges and the road ahead

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.

11:2011:40

Presentation: Will geopolitical and inflation risk cause a reprioritisation of ESG considerations?

11:25 - 12:05

  • Can you build a sustainable portfolio that can still perform with $100/barrel oil?
  • How should investors think about managing inflation risk when many inflation hedging assets aren’t ESG friendly?
  • Will shorter term energy security considerations set the movement to renewables back?  And how should investors think about this?
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.

11:4011:40

End of Day Three

12:05 - 12:10

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE | AUGUST 30

08:5509:00

Welcome to Country - Opening Remarks

08:55 - 09:00

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.

09:0009:30

Keynote Address: Scaling the challenges of strong risk culture and governance

09:00 - 09:30

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.

09:3009:55

Presentation: ESG: Hype vs Reality

09:30 - 09:50

  • What are banks doing globally for ESG ratings?
  • Separating Hype from Reality.
  • How do you design an ESG Value Chain?
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.

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

09:5510:30

Reality check on the readiness of Basel IV in Australia

09:50 - 10:30

  • What is the latest state of play Basel IV in the banking industry?
  • How banks should streamline and strengthen their balance sheets and capital adequacy
  • How will climate risk affect the Basel regulatory agenda?
  • How to manage risk-weighted assets under different market conditions
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.

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).

 

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.

10:3011:00

Morning break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:40

Panel Discussion: Trading controls and regulatory reporting in an increasingly complex ecosystem

11:00 - 11:40

  • Regulatory updates across APAC and the impact on capital markets
  • What are best practices for when reporting regulatory risks?
  • Understanding the regulatory risk factors tied with KYC and customer readiness
  • Streamlining systems for visibility of risks across the financial institution
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.

Greg Ball

Director, Regulatory Execution Desk, Financial Markets

Westpac

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.

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.

11:4012:20

C-Suite dialogue: How to drive climate risk strategies

11:40 - 12:20

  • What approach works best for your organization: centralised vs decentralised or hybrid?
  • The journey of climate risk moving to the standard credit decisions
  • Climate risk culture cultivation
  • Adopting a peer-learning mindset to avoid falling behind
Sangeeta Venkatesan

Non-Executive Director & Investment Committee Member

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.

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.

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.

12:2013:00

CRO Panel: The evolution of risk culture and risk management: how to get it right?

12:20 - 13:00

  • How far is the Australian financial industry from meeting the Royal Commission risk culture standard?
  • How the risk culture processes have changed in the past few years? What is the room for improvement?
  • Market interpretation of APRA’s first finding and the result from the culture risk survey
     
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).

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.

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

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.

13:0014:00

Lunch and networking break

13:00 - 14:00

14:0014:30

Panel Discussion: Alleviating outstanding IBOR transition pain points

10:50 - 11:30

  • What are the key challenges as the market faces interest rate volatility
  • What have we learned from the transition of the non-USD LIBOR currencies?
  • New risks emerged from the IBOR transition
  • How do you calculate an appropriate credit adjustment spread
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.

Ross Beaney

Senior Financial Markets Consultant

Martialis Consulting

Ross Beaney is specialist financial markets consultant with significant exposure to derivatives and across asset classes, Ross’s experience includes management roles covering product and trading teams in rates, credit, equity, FX and commodities businesses. More recently, he has held the role of Lead-SME where he assisted guide the LIBOR reform project of a major financial services firm, thus gaining highly topical exposure to corporate finance which complements his deep exposure to the suite of latest-generation derivative products.

Mr Beaney has a BEc from University of New England, Master of Finance from University of Technology, Sydney and is a graduate of the INSEAD International Executive Program.

Catherine Ford

Strategic Relationship Director

LCH

Catherine Ford is a Strategic Relationship Director at LCH. In this role, she is responsible for building and managing sales and member/client relations for all LCH services in the region with a primary focus on the rates and foreign exchange asset classes, a position she has held since 2014. Prior to joining LCH, Catherine was a business development manager at ASX, where she focused on exchange-traded energy sales and product and business development. Earlier in her career, she was an exchange-traded derivatives broker in the UK and Switzerland.

Duncan Marshall

LIBOR Transition Programme Lead

ANZ

Duncan Marshall is the Business Lead for ANZ’s LIBOR Transition Programme.  His 25 year banking career spans roles across derivative trading, market risk, and regulatory change projects.

Ravi Pandit

Executive Director, FX Rates & OTC 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. Pandit joined CME Group in August 2015, and he 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.  Pandit also worked in various trading roles at Barclays Bank, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and in operations & technology at Citibank, across Hong Kong and Mumbai. Pandit holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

14:3014:45

Fireside Chat: Fraud and scams: Tackling your firm’s vulnerability

14:40 - 15:10

  • How to identify weak points in your operations as investment scams continue to rise
  • How to get ahead of the AML issues
  • How can you raise the front office’s awareness
  • What are the innovative detection methods and preventative measures that can be introduced?
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.

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. 

14:4515:15

Panel Discussion: The Evolution of Australia’s clearing and collateral management market: challenges and new opportunities

00:00 - 00:01

  • The inevitable last phase of IM and the impact on the markets
  • Developments within Euroswap clearing and regulatory updates
  • Navigating OTC clearing and benefits and FX clearing exchanges
  • Evaluating ESGs impact on the clearing and collateral management markets
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.

Stephen Hair

Clearing Sales

Citi Australia

Stephen has 25 years in Clearing experience in Europe, APAC, and now specifically Australia.

Monique Toohey

Head of Strategic Collateral

AustralianSuper

Monique Toohey is an accomplished financial services executive with over 20 years of experience. She joined AustralianSuper as head of Strategic Collateral in June 2021 with a focus on optimizing inventory and developing a strategy for scalable and sustainable growth.

Prior to joining AustralianSuper she worked at JPMorgan for 11 years, performing various roles across Australia, UK and US. Responsibilities ranged from collateral management, deploying OTC derivatives strategies, legal entity restructures and managing the implementation of liquidity and capital regulations. She has a proven track record of performing detailed analysis, defining the operational strategy for businesses, executing complex projects, and building and developing talent. Monique completed a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney

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

15:1515:40

Afternoon Break

15:10 - 15:40

15:4016:10

Panel Discussion: How can risk managers stay ahead of emerging risks?

14:00 - 14:40

  • Latest approaches in mitigating emerging risks such as technology and cyber exposure related to hybrid workforce
  • What needs to be done to prevent disruption caused by unanticipated technology failure
  • How to quantify and integrate non-financial risks into your detective control playbook
  • How can a CRO actively anticipate, prepare and safeguard your organisation against emerging risks? 
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.

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.

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.

16:1016:50

Fireside Chat: Getting prepared for the new breach reporting regime

16:10 - 16:50

  • Looking back over the year of SBR and its impact on the financial market?
  • What trends are we seeing emerging as a result?
  • Has SBR met its expectations and achieved what it’s intended to do from the regulator and practitioner perspective?
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.

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.

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Closing Remarks

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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.

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End of Risk Australia conference

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