Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Chair, ACCC
Gina started her 5-year appointment as Chair of the ACCC on 21 March 2022. Before she joined the ACCC she was a senior and founding partner of Gilbert and Tobin’s competition and regulation team. Gina has over 25 years’ experience advising on a large number of merger, competition and regulatory matters in Australia and New Zealand. Gina was appointed by the Commonwealth Treasurer to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board in 2013 and re-appointed in 2018. The Payments System Board is the regulator of access to payment systems. Gina was appointed to the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority in September 2021.
Sarah Court, Chair, ASIC
Sarah commenced as an ASIC Deputy Chair on 1 June 2021. Prior to joining ASIC, she was a Commissioner at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for three terms from May 2008 to May 2021. She contributed to the strategic leadership and corporate governance of the ACCC and decision-making across range of complex economy-wide legal and economic issues. Sarah has extensive experience in government legal work, including compliance, restrictive trade practices, mergers and acquisitions, consumer protection and law enforcement litigation. She previously worked as a senior executive lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor, working with Australian Government agencies to provide advice on complex and sensitive legal matters.
David Locke, CEO & Chief Ombudsman, AFCA
David commenced as Chief Ombudsman and CEO at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and AFCA in 2018. He was previously Assistant Commissioner Charity Services at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). David has also worked as an adviser to several international governments on the regulation of non-government organisations. David is a qualified lawyer in the UK, and he started his career in community legal centres where he spent over 10 years managing the delivery of services to the public.
Bruce Young, Executive Director, Technology & Data, APRA
Bruce is the Executive Director for the Technology & Data Division of APRA, which is responsible for delivering the technology to support APRA’s operations, including the collection, management, storage, protection, sharing and reporting of data: to be used by APRA for analysis and insights to support their core functions; and enable APRA to deliver on its secondary mandate as the data collection agency for the financial sector. He joined APRA in 2020 as the General Manager of Operational Resilience, and served as chair of the Council of Financial Regulators Cyber Security working group. Prior to joining APRA, Bruce was Chief Risk Officer for various functions at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, including IT and Group Operations. He also held roles at EY Australia, South Africa and USA, and the position of partner for sixteen years.
Dr Zili Zhu, Director - Risklab Data61, CSIRO
Dr Zhu is a Senior Principal Research Consultant at CSIRO and leads the CSIRO R&D in Quantitative Financial Risk through the RiskLab Inititive. He focuses on developing state-of-art mathematical models and optimal decision analytics for the financial markets, mining and agricultural business. Dr Zhu established RiskLab Australia as the Australia node of the global RiskLab Network. As the Director of RiskLab Australia, he established RiskLab with a 6-people industry Advisory Board and 8-people Academic Board. Fourteen full-time CSIRO staff members and eight PhD students form the core staff of RiskLab.
John Harrison, Senior Product Manager, Open Banking Australia & New Zealand, Envestnet
Dr. John is Head of Open Banking for Australia and New Zealand at Envestnet (Yodlee) and is responsible for leading the organisation’s open banking strategy and product capability in the region. He also supports commercial, product and engineering teams and works with clients to help them provide new and better experiences with the Consumer Data Right. John previously worked at global open banking platform TrueLayer, where he was a product manager overseeing their data products in Australia. In addition, he previously served as a data scientist and open banking product owner at Westpac.
Brendan Tapley, Director - Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC Australia
Brendan has over 18 years’ industry experience in the areas of ESG, sustainability and climate change. He is PwC’s national decarbonisation and net zero emissions service leader for the assurance practice. He has worked at the forefront of sustainability and climate strategy, reporting and assurance while living in both Australia and Europe.
Jennifer Turner, Vice President, Large Markets & Supplier Payments , AMEX
Jennifer was appointed Head of Large Markets and Supplier Payments with American
Express in the Global Commercial Services business in January 2020. Until December 2019 she held the position of Managing Director of Global Transactional Banking for Deutsche Bank. Prior to being appointed as Head of Transaction Banking, Jennifer held the position of Global Head of Trade Finance Sales with Westpac Institutional Bank. Jennifer has held positions on Executive Counsels for Diversity and Inclusion and is an advocate for equal opportunity.
Dennis Rappoport, Group Manager - Data Science, Liberty Financial
Dennis is responsible for leading Liberty’s data and analytics function. Dennis joined Liberty three years ago from Equifax, where he was GM Data Science. He spent nine years there, among other things, leading the transition of bureau credit scores to Comprehensive Credit Reporting. Prior to Equifax Dennis developed application and behavioural credit scorecards for consumer lending at GE Capital.
John Macpherson, Director - Risk Advisory, Ashurst Australia
John is a strategic risk specialist with more than 15 years' experience working with clients to protect growth and investment opportunities and bring pragmatic solutions to critical business issues. He has worked with leadership teams and Boards to implement sustainable resilience frameworks, identify and manage emerging risks, build risk-led approaches to cyber and digital security and manage complex reputation, social, geo-political and regulatory risks throughout Asia. John has extensive experience advising clients on the successful implementation of risk, compliance and business operations in challenging and higher risk markets, having held numerous leadership roles in China and across Asia Pacific. He is retained globally to advise clients on managing the risk of unlawful state-actor detention and regulatory interference.
Andrea Beatty, Partner, Piper Alderman
Andrea specialises in financial services, banking and corporate law. Andrea brings legal capability and insight into regulatory matters, corporate governance, compliance and risk management.
She assists her clients to adapt to the changing regulatory landscape to ensure they meet the expectations of their customers and shareholders and regulators. Andrea has been appointed an AUSTRAC authorised external AML/CTF auditor, regularly developing and conducting independent reviews of AML/CTF programs.
Steven Klimt, Partner, Clayton Utz
Steven joined Clayton Utz in 1986. Prior to being appointed a partner in 1993. He practises in two areas: major projects with an emphasis on IT procurements and services contracts; and retail banking and financial services regulations. Steven has acted for banks, finance companies, finance brokers and other entities for nearly 30 years in relation to investigations by ASIC and other regulators and notices covering issues covering financing of insurance, responsible lending, point of sale exemption, mandatory breach reporting, unconscionable conduct and privacy.
Kerensa Sneyd, Partner, Allens
Kerensa is a retail financial services lawyer with over 15 years' experience in the legal industry. For the past 10 years, she has been focused on the banking sector. She advises domestic and international banks, AFSL/ACL holders and non-bank lenders on a broad range of issues relating to prudential compliance (including compliance with the Banking Executive Accountability Regime), AML/CTF, licensing obligations, retail product design and distribution, consumer credit, the Banking Code of Practice, regulatory breaches and remediations. Having previously held senior in-house legal and compliance positions at two Australian banks, she has a deep understanding of the industry and what is important to in-house teams.
Kelly Dickson, Managing Principal Lawyer, Macpherson Kelley
Kelly holds over 17 years of professional experience within the commercial legal sector, particularly in the commercial and trade aspects. She leads the Macpherson Kelley team of Privacy and Data Protection lawyers, regularly advising clients on privacy and data protection, PPS, consumer law, consumer credit, equipment hire & financing, trade practices & competition and trading documentation. Kelly’s approach has seen her successfully protect clients in dealings with Regulators (eg. ACCC and ASIC) in circumstances arising out of breaches of the above.
Chris Coldrick, Partner, Deloitte Australia
Chris is a Consulting Partner in the Melbourne Supply Chain and Procurement practice at Deloitte Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading supply chain operations, network design, and optimization practices across different industries. His experience also spans managing technology-driven analytics and providing unique solutions for business problems. Chris’s passion lies in the use of data to eliminate waste and has focused on waste in the supply chain, such as excess working capital and complex supply networks.
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