BRISBANE RMA Christmas Event 2017 - Risk Professional of the Future

Bank of Queensland, Level 6, 100 Skyring Terrace, Newstead, Brisbane

Tue 12 December 2017 | 4.00pm Presentation followed by networking drinks from 5.00pm to 6.00pm

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RMA is pleased to announce that Bank of Queensland will host this year's Brisbane Christmas Event at their headquarters in Newstead, with a CRO panel discussion on the Risk Professional of the Future.

Risk Professionals are increasingly being challenged to stay abreast of a rapidly changing environment, as well as new and emerging risks. Pressures from changing banking business models, new risks and digitalisation mean Risk Professionals will require different skills and knowledge. Our panel will explore the challenges facing risk functions in today’s environment and provide a vision for the Risk Professional of the Future.

Join us at Bank of Queensland’s Newstead headquarters to hear from our panel:- Peter Deans, CRO, Bank of Queensland; Chris Williams, CRO, Business & Private Bank, Commonwealth Bank and Teena Rowell CRO, Enterprise Risk & Customer Solutions, Suncorp Group. The session will be moderated by Paula McLuskie, Partner, Ernst & Young.

We would be delighted if you could join us for a Christmas drink following this panel discussion, when our Christmas raffle will be drawn, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity.

Register now to reserve your spot as we celebrate the festive season at this special event!

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Speakers: Chris Williams, CRO, Business & Private Bank, Commonwealth Bank; Peter Deans, CRO, Bank of Queensland and Teena Rowell CRO, Enterprise Risk & Customer Solutions, Suncorp Group. Moderator:- Paula McLuskie, Partner, Ernst & Young.

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Chris Williams


Chris Williams

Chief Risk Officer

Business & Private Bank

Commonwealth Bank

Chris has over 36 years banking experience at Commonwealth Bank and is currently the Chief Risk Officer for the Business & Private Bank which is the second largest division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Chris leads a team of over 200 risk staff nationally that provide credit risk assessment, Operational Risk Control and Compliance Oversight for the Business in Private Bank which supports financing activities to Small and Medium sized enterprises, Regional & Agri banking customers, Private Bank customers as well as the CommSec business.

Prior to his current role, Chris held the position of General Manager Institutional Client Coverage, Risk Management, covering the risk decisioning of the Institutional Banking & Markets division, a role he had held for over 9 years.

Chris has worked throughout Australia and some two years in the United Kingdom and four years in the USA (New York).

Peter Deans


Peter Deans

Chief Risk Officer

Bank of Queensland

Peter Deans was appointed Chief Risk Officer at BOQ in March 2012.  Peter has driven fundamental change in the Bank’s risk management frameworks, processes and culture.  As part of the Executive team, he has also played a key role in reshaping both the business and risk management strategies at BOQ.  Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance Chief Risk Officer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and again in 2016.

Peter has over 30 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.  In 2008, following the acquisition of Bankwest by CBA, Peter was appointed CRO of Bankwest. 

Teena Rowell


Teena Rowell

Chief Risk Officer, Enterprise Risk & Customer Relations

Suncorp Group

Teena Rowell joined Suncorp in 2000, and is currently Chief Risk Officer Enterprise Risk & Customer Solutions. Teena leads the implementation of enterprise risk frameworks and systems, driving awareness of key risks and promoting a strong risk culture.  Teena also works with senior leadership in Suncorp's Customer functions to build strong risk management that supports the group's customer led strategy.

Teena has held senior executive positions in the Risk division since 2010, and was previously Chief Risk Officer of the technology and corporate functions.  Prior to joining Risk, she worked in senior finance roles including CFO of the technology and shared services function.

Teena is a Chartered Accountant and prior to joining Suncorp worked at KPMG for 10 years, with industry specialisation in Financial Services and Energy and Natural Resources.

Paula McLuskie


Paula McLuskie (Moderator)

Partner, EY

Paula is a senior banking partner with over twenty years of experience with EY auditing and advising banks and non-banks in both Australia and the UK.  She is a member of EY’s Financial Services Office leadership team and leads our FSO practice in Queensland.

Paula has served as an audit partner on a range of banks and mutual lenders. In addition to her internal and external audit responsibilities, Paula spends a significant proportion of her time advising regional Australian banks, other ADIs and non-banks on risk and regulatory topics.

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