Expert Speakers Include:

Phil Budge

Chief Risk Officer, REST

As Chief Risk Officer he is responsible for REST’s Risk Management and Compliance Framework and for providing independent risk oversight to ensure good governance and controls are in place. Prior to joining REST, Phil was Risk Manager at State Super Financial Services.


Peter Deans

Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Queensland

Peter has over 29 years of experience across retail, business and institutional banking. Peter held senior risk management roles with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s commercial and institutional banking businesses between 1999 and 2010.

Peter Jolly

Global Head of Research, NAB

Peter has worked as an economist and researcher for more than two decades, starting out with the Central Bank of New Zealand. Peter is also an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of London.

James Cozens

Director, Commercial, CommpliSpace

James has experience in commercial litigation, employment law and also the management of key regulatory matters, such as FSA Compliance. At CompliSpace, James works with potential clients to establish their specific needs and offer structured, tailored and straightforward solutions to address their corporate governance needs.

Sophie Higgins

Director - Regulation and Strategy, Office of the Australian Information Commission

Sophie’s team is responsible for the OAIC’s regulatory and strategic policy response to privacy issues across a number of areas, particularly in technology, credit and international.

Jo Tornatore-Gallo

Head of Operational Risk Analysis & Management, RBC Capital Markets

Jo Tornatore-Gallo has over 15 years of operational risk experience in financial services. Previously Jo worked in operational risk roles for financial institutions such as Bank of Scotland (treasury), Westpac (AMA – Basel II), CBA (wholesale banking) and ABN AMRO (equities and treasury).

Anatoly Kirievsky

Head of Compliance, OPTIVER APAC

A senior compliance professional with broad business unit experience from global banking & markets to retail banking. Extensive academic background with a focus on teaching masters and MBA students financial markets and risk management, including Asset-Liability Management, Credit, Market, and Operational risk.

Oscar Trimboli

Author of Breakthroughs & Deep Listening

Author of Deep Listening and Breakthroughs, Professional Speaker and Mentor working with clients to achieve growth within their organisation, for their team and with their leaders.
Oscar Trimboli has 30 years’ experience in bringing out the best in senior executives and next generation leaders.

Susan Bennett

Principal Sibenco Legal & Advisory

Susan is the Principal of Sibenco Legal & Advisory and Co-founder & Director of Information Governance ANZ (IGANZ). With twenty-five years experience as a lawyer and advisor, Susan works closely with corporate and government clients to deliver tailored legal and risk management solutions that meet client needs and strategic objectives.

Shane MacDonald

Partner, Forensic Consulting Grant Thornton Australia

He works with Boards, Executive Management and their Advisors to manage and respond to serious integrity risks. His qualification includes – Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Practising Accountant, Graduate Diploma in Fraud Investigation and Licensed Private Investigator.

Helen Carroll

National Manager, Conduct and Planner Risk Insights, BT Financial Group

Senior leader with a broad range of experience as a regulator, risk and compliance professional and senior lawyer. She has expertise in wealth management, insurance, dispute resolution, policy development and regtech. She has proven record of leading high performing teams with a focus on authentic leadership, framework design and capability development.

Jeremy Sandbrook

Chief Executive Officer at Integritas360

A career internationalist and anti-corruption expert with C-level and board experience, Jeremy is the CEO of Integritas360, an organisation committed to fighting corruption, and advancing integrity and raising ethical practice in global development.

Karl Turner

Group Chief Risk Officer, Flexigroup

Karl has more than 25 years’ global experience in the Chartered Accountancy, Consulting and Banking industries. Proven leader, excellent communicator and negotiator with significant accomplishments in managing a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

Elizabeth Sheedy

Ph.D,Associate Professor at Macquarie Applied Finance Centre

Her current role is Associate Professor in the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre where she teaches courses in Financial Risk Management in the Master of Applied Finance program. She is responsible for all the units in the Risk Management specialisation.

Ravi Dutta

Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team

He has experience applying behavioural insights in a wide range of policy areas, including regulation and compliance, consumer finance, education, and international development. He has a master’s in Business Economics from Monash University, for which he was placed on the Dean’s Commendation List.

Terri Clementson

Principal,Fincrime Australia

Terri works in financial crime strategy, risk mitigation effectiveness & operations performance across emerging markets – primarily with Australian Banks and multinationals. Her strategy specialisation is corporate fraud; money laundering; economic sanctions; bribery & corruption and controls subversion.

David Nichols

Chief Risk Officer Xinja

David is a risk management professional with extensive experience in financial services across all major risk classes. He has a Masters in Risk Management, as well as Economics and Law Degrees. David is passionate about secure, smooth and simply brilliant innovation to help customers bank better.

Natasha Hall

Managing Director, Hall Advisory Services Pty. Ltd.

Natasha has extensive practical experience in risk management and regulatory compliance across the financial services sector, including senior positions at Hall Advisory, KPMG Australia, S&P Global Ratings and APRA. Natasha is also currently appointed to ANZIIF’s Risk Management Faculty Advisory Board. Natasha holds a MBA (Executive), Master of Applied Finance, Master of Insurance and Risk Management, Bachelor of Commerce and certification as a Professional Risk Manager with PRMIA

David Jacobson

Principal, Bright Corporate Law

David is the principal of Bright Corporate Law and advises retail financial services providers nationally on regulatory compliance. His clients include ADI’s (banks, credit unions, building societies), goods financiers, superannuation funds, insurers and industry associations. David’s particular focus is on working with directors, CEO’s, in-house counsel, responsible managers and compliance officers in the financial services sector to develop their risk management and compliance frameworks and helping them with the constant prudential and regulatory change, financial services technology and governance requirements. David provides online compliance and CPD training through Bright Law. David also provides independent expert compliance reports to satisfy ASIC and ACCC Enforceable Undertakings as well as AML/CTF reviews.

Richard Walker

Director at Luxford Partners

Richard has worked in financial markets for in excess of twenty-five years. His job is mainly to provide consulting services to financial market participants. His previous experience includes trading, structuring, and risk management positions at institutions including UBS Australia, AOT Australia, Commonwealth Bank, and National Australia Bank Limited.

Grace Borsellino

Llecturer School Of Law, Western Sydney University

A full time Lecturer in Law at Western Sydney University, School of Law and Co-ordinator of the LLB core unit Law of Associations. Grace is an active participant in community engagement. She appears on behalf of the School of Law as a professional speaker at legal and legal educational conferences, university business engagement at domestic and international universities.

Ray Giblett

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Giblett advise domestic and international insurers, reinsurers, banks, governments and major local and foreign corporations. My advice covers corporate compliance, prudential regulation, agency and claims handling arrangements, distribution and adviser networks, insurance programs, policy and treaty wordings, disputed claims, etc.

Dr Gavriel Schneider

Group CEO Risk2Solution

A proven entrepreneur and business leader, with extensive experience in risk management, security, safety and business. He is an innovator and leader who has the capability to transition between strategic and operational requirements effectively. His goal is to consistently grow and improve himself whilst working with others to help them achieve their objectives.

Brooke Benson

Head of Financial Services CompliSpace

Brooke is a motivated professional with strong regulatory compliance and governance experience.  She is recognised as an influential leader with strong negotiation, communication and problem solving skills who provides practical and strategic guidance on a range of legal, compliance and stakeholder issues.

Nick Stavrou

Phd, Managing Director, Risk Framework Manager

Nick has a diverse career in finance through senior positions with Goldman Sachs JBWere, ANZ, NAB, University of Melbourne and Monash University. Nick founded a quantitative consulting firm in 2010 that provided expert advice and strategy to banks which subsequently merged with Blackhall & Pearl in 2016.

Barbara Pesel

Managing Director, Pesel & Carr

Barbara brings more than 30 years’ experience in corporate communication with a focus on issues, risk and crisis management, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning. She works with many senior business leaders and a broad network of clients which support her strength in balancing business issues with designing the most effective communication programs.

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