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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | AUGUST 15 | FINANCIAL RISK

08:5509:00

Opening remarks | Day One

08:55 - 09:00

09:0009:30

Keynote Address

09:00 - 09:30

09:3010:00

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

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.

10:0010:30

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?
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).

10:3010:50

Presentation: Deep dive into market and credit risk on housing portfolios

10:30 - 10:50

  • Rising interest rate and falling house prices - impact on your balance sheet and how to get your credit risk controls in place 
  • Preparing for house price deflation- what to do to safeguard your portfolio
  • How to apply accurate credit stress testing in mortgages 

10:5011:30

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.

11:3012:00

Presentation: Implementing robust stress testing in the unpredictable environment

11:30 - 12:00

  • What regulatory stress testing regime is in the best interests of the Australian economy and at what cost? 
  • The balancing act between fulfilling regulatory requirements and managing cost and complexity 
  • Developing agile scenarios for the unpredictable market conditions

12:0012:00

End of Day One

12:00 - 12:05

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | AUGUST 16 | NON-FINANCIAL RISK

09:0009:05

Opening remarks | Day Two

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:35

Keynote Address: How RBA should be restructured and operate to embrace the future

09:05 - 09:35

09:3510:15

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

09:35 - 10:15

Part I- Panel Discussion

  • 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

Part II – Special report

  • Lessons from the UK on the importance of customer outcomes and the importance of product governance

10:1510:25

Presentation: Future-proofing Non-Financial Risk (NFR) and third-party risk management (TPRM)

10:15 - 10:25

  • How to quantify NFR that never occurred- the challenges of managing an increasingly complex supply chain
  • What has been done as financial institutions are increasingly reliant on vendors to perform business-critical activities? Are they effective?
  • Building and embedding an effective NFR management framework
  • Educating business lines and C-suite management about TPRM

10:2510:45

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?

10:4511:15

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 
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.

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.

Alex Twigg

CIO and Co-Founder

Judo Bank

Alex Twigg is banker, technologist, and entrepreneur, having cofounded or helped launch two FinTech’s, Spriggy and Douugh and five neobanks banks, including Egg, UBank, unicorn Judo Bank and Alex.  He is also a non-executive director of Australian payments scheme Eftpos,  a Co-founder of no-code tech startup Appeggio and is technology focused angel investor.

Along the way he has been recognised ASIA top 100 Fintech Leaders and one of Australia’s top 50 CIO’s, been invited to sit on the University of Queensland Business School, Service Innovation Alliance Board, is a Fellow of FINSIA and Graduate of the AICD.

11:1511:55

Panel Discussion: the changing face of AML amidst 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

11:5511:55

End of Day Two

11:55 - 12:00

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | AUGUST 17 | CLIMATE RISK

09:0009:05

Opening remarks | Day Three

09:00 - 09:05

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?

09:2509:55

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?
Sidharth Kamani

Senior Professional

New Development Bank

Sidharth Kamani is an FRM certified Risk professional. He currently works at New Development Bank, a multilateral institution founded by the Governments of the BRICS countries. At NDB, his responsibilities have included risk-related advisory for senior management, credit appraisals for lending and treasury portfolios and the creation of bank-wide risk frameworks such as stress testing, risk-pricing and IFRS9 ECL.  Prior to his current role, he worked with Goldman Sachs in the Market risk and Treasury functions, where he gained hands-on experience working on various risk regulations such as CCAR, LCR an NSFR. Sidharth's interests lie in the areas of international finance, sovereign risk analysis, infrastructure financing and the evolving landscape of digital finance.

09:5510:25

Addressing the “S” – the Social aspect of ESG compliance and reporting

09:55 - 10:25

  • Defining and measuring the social impact of financial firms’ investment within ESG
  • How can financial institutions ensure that they fund organizations in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act
  • Best ways in working with your suppliers to mitigate reputational risks
  • How to report and drive improvements in modern slavery reporting and understanding that all employees are under the right labour condition
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.

10:2510:45

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
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.

10:4511:25

Panel Discussion: Climate risk data: Diagnosing barriers and developing a roadmap

10:45 - 11:25

  • Assessing the availability and consistency of data on the underlying drivers of climate-related risks
  • Exploring the issue of quality of the ESG data
  • How to overcome data challenges when modelling climate risk exposures?

11:2512:05

Calculating and modeling Climate risk

11:25 - 12:05

  • Effective ways of calculating climate risk by financial firms
  • What methodologies and tools can help model climate risk?
  • Ways to do stress testing and scenario analysis
  • Practical examples of ways to credit stress and calculate environmental stress and the costs of events like flood on infrastructure

12:0512:05

End of Day Three

12:05 - 12:10

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE | AUGUST 30

08:5509:00

Opening remarks

08:55 - 09:00

09:0009:30

Keynote Address

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.

09:3009:50

Fireside chat: The Financial Accountability Regime (FAR) – turning it to your advantage

09:30 - 09:50

  • Examining the differences between FAR, BEAR and other regimes
  • How will it impact the firms with subsidiaries in multiple jurisdictions? What are the impacts on a conglomerate?
  • Practical perspective on how the firms are operationalising it and putting this into practice

09:5010:30

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
Sidharth Kamani

Senior Professional

New Development Bank

Sidharth Kamani is an FRM certified Risk professional. He currently works at New Development Bank, a multilateral institution founded by the Governments of the BRICS countries. At NDB, his responsibilities have included risk-related advisory for senior management, credit appraisals for lending and treasury portfolios and the creation of bank-wide risk frameworks such as stress testing, risk-pricing and IFRS9 ECL.  Prior to his current role, he worked with Goldman Sachs in the Market risk and Treasury functions, where he gained hands-on experience working on various risk regulations such as CCAR, LCR an NSFR. Sidharth's interests lie in the areas of international finance, sovereign risk analysis, infrastructure financing and the evolving landscape of digital finance.

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).

 

Sophie Marnhier-Foy

Director, Product Management – Margin & Risk

Adenza

Sophie Marnhier Foy is the Director of Product Management for Margin and Risk at Calypso Technology. In her role, she designs the Calypso margin solutions to meet the various regulatory margin and clearing requirements. Currently, she is working very closely with Calypso clients implementing ISDA-SIMM to ensure that their compliance with the Uncleared Margin Rules for September 2019 and 2020 will be successful.

Ms. Marnhier-Foy is also in charge of Calypso Risk solutions including the regulatory, CCP, and counterparty risk offerings. Prior to this role, she held the position of Principal Product Manager for Calypso Middle Office solutions.

Before joining Calypso, Ms. Marnhier-Foy worked for Calyon (now Crédit Agricole CIB) in New York and Paris, working on Risk Management and Front Office project management. Prior to Calyon, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Paris as a Bank Auditor.

10:3011:00

Morning break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:40

Panel Discussion: Effective approaches to managing liquidity risk

11:00 - 11:40

  • Key drivers for more sophisticated liquidity risk management
  • How to enhance liquidity risk and stress testing framework
  • Overcoming barriers in measuring intraday liquidity risk
  • Under new stress scenarios: what to expect from smart analytics and IT infrastructure
Panel Discussion: 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
Craig Butterworth

Chief Compliance 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.

11:4000:20

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
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.

Karl Eisenhammer

Head of ESG Sales, AU/NZ

Moody's Analytics

Clive Pederson

Deputy Chief Risk Officer

Heartland Bank

Clive is currently the head of risk & compliance at Heartland Bank, a New Zealand specialist bank with the strategy to provide ‘best or only' banking products in niche markets. His experience includes 13 years in internal audit and risk and compliance roles across 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.

Sangeeta Venkatesan

Chair

Fairvine Super

Sangeeta Venkatesan is the Chairman of FairVine Super, a superannuation fund designed for women, and CEO and Co-founder of Applegrove Capital, a capital advisory firm focused on sustainable investment including renewable energy, healthcare and agriculture. She is a highly sought-after speaker, media commentator, judge for awards functions and thought leader across banking and finance, superannuation, fin-tech, sustainable investing and gender equality. She is no stranger to breaking through the glass ceiling. Thus far she is the only female who has been the CEO of a stockbroking firm (APP Securities) in Australia. She also serves as a Board Member of Women in Banking and Finance, and Treasurer of Australia-India Business Council NSW. Having worked in the banking and finance sector for more than 23 years, Sangeeta’s experience spans several continents including London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, at some of the most prominent and globally recognised firms, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers/ Nomura, KPMG, and The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (‘CBA’). Whist at CBA Sangeeta represented the bank at various government led Australia-China financial collaboration dialogues and co-authored a book titled “The Renminbi – from the Peoples’ Money to a Global Currency” focusing on the evolving Chinese economy and financial liberalisation, and opportunities for both Australian and Chinese companies that trade or invest across the corridor. She played a significant role in integrating the erstwhile Lehman Bothers’ business into Nomura and represented the firm at The International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Credit Derivatives Committee and Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s (AFME) Credit Board. Sangeeta won the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award at Money Management and Super Review’s Women in Financial Services Awards 2019.

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
     
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.

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.

13:0014:00

Lunch and networking break

13:00 - 14:00

14:0014:40

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 Pederson

Deputy Chief Risk Officer

Heartland Bank

Clive is currently the head of risk & compliance at Heartland Bank, a New Zealand specialist bank with the strategy to provide ‘best or only' banking products in niche markets. His experience includes 13 years in internal audit and risk and compliance roles across 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.

14:4015:10

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?
Alex Twigg

CIO and Co-Founder

Judo Bank

Alex Twigg is banker, technologist, and entrepreneur, having cofounded or helped launch two FinTech’s, Spriggy and Douugh and five neobanks banks, including Egg, UBank, unicorn Judo Bank and Alex.  He is also a non-executive director of Australian payments scheme Eftpos,  a Co-founder of no-code tech startup Appeggio and is technology focused angel investor.

Along the way he has been recognised ASIA top 100 Fintech Leaders and one of Australia’s top 50 CIO’s, been invited to sit on the University of Queensland Business School, Service Innovation Alliance Board, is a Fellow of FINSIA and Graduate of the AICD.

15:1015:40

Afternoon Break

15:10 - 15:40

15:4016:10

Moving recovery and resolution planning to the top of your agenda

15:40 - 16:10

  • What are the expectations from the regulator?
  • How should financial institutions be taking on the challenges of this planning and successfully implementing it?
  • How should banks get prepared by knowing when they need to go into recovery mode

16:1016:50

Panel Discussion: 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.

16:5016:55

Closing remarks

16:50 - 16:55

16:5516:55

End of Risk Australia conference

16:55 - 17:00