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RMA Australia

April 2019 E-Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of E-News.

It has been a busy start to 2019 with seven extremely well attended events to date. It has been great to see so many of our members engaged and attending these events. We have an exciting year planned and we look forward to sharing many professional development and networking opportunities with you.

2019 will build on our strong 2018 platform where we held a full calendar of events and forums and launched key new initiatives including webinar access to events.

This year we will focus on better engaging and leveraging the power and insight of our institutional members and work hard to add value to our loyal individual members. We encourage you to assist us in growing our Risk Management community.

If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Twitter for events updates and key information.

Event Highlights


April – Decision Making and Risk Managers, hosted by CBA. Change Meridean’s Michelle Gibbings presented a high quality, thought provoking expose on the factors which impact decisions and how we can make better decisions. The presentation provided tips and tools to assist leaders in the Risk fraternity with decision making in a constantly changing environment. We thank CBA, Nilesh D. and risk team for hosting the event.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our May events.

Richard Gilbert – Executive Director


SYDNEY: Mon 6 May I 4:00pm I Australian Economy Update with Bill Evans I Hosted by Westpac. REGISTER for waitlist via

WEBINAR: Mon 6 May I 4:00pm I Australian Economy Update with Bill Evans I Hosted by Westpac. Click HERE for details.

MELBOURNE: Thu 16 May I 4.00pm I Technology & Machine Capabilities to Support Risk Assessment I Speaker: Edmund Stokes, Senior Manager, PwC I Hosted by PwC. REGISTER HERE

BRISBANE: Mon 20 May I 4:00pm I AFCA Update I Speaker: David Locke, Chief Ombudsman and CEO I Hosted by Suncorp. REGISTER HERE


We welcome a new Board Member, ANZ’s David O’Brien who has replaced Kylie Rixon. David is Group GM Risk Metrics & Measurement at ANZ.

David joined ANZ in 1997 and since that time has held senior risk roles in Australian Retail Mortgages, Global Markets, Consumer Finance and Group Treasury.

Kylie Rixon has a new position, Chief Risk Officer, Australian Division, ANZ.

Mishwaza Monsur commenced with KPMG Risk Strategy & Technology Team in April.

If you or anyone you know is “on the move” or has exciting news to share, please email to


Meet Mish..

Mishwaza Monsur is a millennial working in Risk Management in Sydney, Australia.

In 2018, she embarked upon a journey to broaden her network and understand the markets in different places of the world. Mish connected to both the US and UK RMA teams through RMA membership and found it to be truly worldwide. The RMA is an excellent gateway. Not only the networking, but the endless opportunities presented.

She was extremely privileged to attend an RMA event in NYC hosted by PwC on Country Risk and visited the RMA HQ in Philadelphia.

The RMA is behind the growth of all Risk Management professionals, both young and old.

Mish encourages anyone working in Risk Management to become a member of the RMA to be part of a truly interconnected global society.

Find out more about Mish’s journey HERE.