Speakers

Speakers

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Andrew Bain

CEO

Recreo

Andrew is a well-known leader within the Wealth Management industry with over 20+ years’ experience spanning general insurance, financial planning, superannuation and information technology. Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Recreo, Andrew has held a number of executive roles at the Commonwealth Bank. Key achievements and responsibilities included leading and mobilising large distribution and operation teams, development of operating models, having ownership and management of P&L positions as well as heading up risk management and governance functions in an environment of immense regulatory uncertainty and market volatility.

Andrew’s proven track record in leading large teams has enabled him to successfully turnaround underperforming lines of business as well as co-ordinate large scale project and remediation activities with the ultimate focus on providing better outcomes to everyday Australian’s.
 

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Athena Efstratiadis

Head of group compliance

First State Super

Athena joined First State Super in 2018 with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She has risk and compliance experience in retail and agricultural banking and wealth management in senior roles with Rabobank, ING Australia, MLC Wealth Management and AMP.

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John Feeney

Partner | formerly head of conduct, corporate and institutional Bank, NAB

IHS Markit in partnership with 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. Prior to joining NAB, Mr. Feeney has worked for Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citi in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivative, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses.

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.

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Chris Van Homrigh

Independent consultant | formerly ASIC’s regional commissioner for New South Wales & Head of Investment Banks

Chris is a banking and financial services consultant specialising in wholesale markets, conduct, governance, risk, compliance and regulatory matters.

Chris was ASIC’s Regional Commissioner for New South Wales and head of its Investment Banks team covering investment and corporate/institutional banks; hedge and private equity funds; retail derivatives; retail structured products; electricity; securitisation; and credit ratings agencies.  

Chris was a member of ASIC's Audit Committee, and chaired or was a member of a number of ASIC's Project Boards and Steering Committees.

At ASIC, Chris initiated and led reviews on Conduct, Cyber Resilience, Offshoring/Outsourcing, BBSW, FX Remediation, Systemic Risk, Remuneration Practices, Compliance Resourcing, and Business Engagement amongst others.  Chris was also responsible for policy initiatives and implementation.  

Prior to joining ASIC, Chris had a wealth of international and domestic experience primarily in debt markets having led or overseen more than $40 billion in capital markets transactions.  Chris spent 10 years with Société Générale and was its Managing Director and Head of Securitisation for Asia Pacific.  Chris established Société Générale's securitisation business in Canada after having been head of the North Asian business based in Japan.

Chris spent the 10 years prior to Société Générale with Citibank mainly in the securitisation and structured finance markets.

He has written a book on conduct.

Chris is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Chartered Accountant and holds a Commerce Degree.

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Vasyl Nair

Chief risk officer

Mine Superannuation Fund

Vasyl Nair is the Chief Risk Officer of Mine Super and is responsible for its risk, compliance and legal functions (prior to this, Vasyl was employed with Mine Super in the role of 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.

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 $11 billion in funds for approximately 65,000 members. In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine Super offers its members insurance and access to financial advice.

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Cris Parker

Head of the ethics alliance

The Ethics Centre

Cris heads The Ethics Alliance, a community of organisations across sectors that works to collaboratively shape the future of business ethics. She is also a director of The Banking & Finance Oath, a pledge of integrity and commitment that aims to increase consideration of stakeholders and decision-making accountability by financial service professionals. It is a program she helped execute, and still oversees. She holds a degree in psychology, and in another life, founded a Manhattan theatre company, casting agency, and production studio.

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Chris Wheeler

Consultant | formerly deputy ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman

Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission

Employment History     

  • Town Planner (Victoria and NSW) 
  • Investigator (NSW Ombudsman)
  • Local Government Inspector (Department of Local Government)
  • Solicitor in private practice (specialising in administrative law related matters for a range of state and local government entities)
  • Former Deputy Ombudsman for 25 years (Deputy to five NSW Ombudsman)
  • Currently a Solicitor and Consultant 

Solicitor and Town Planner

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning, Melbourne University
  • Masters of Town and Country Planning, Sydney University