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RMA Australia

March 2020 E-Newsletter

A Message from our Executive Director

 

 

 

Welcome to our March 2020 E-News.

Whatever you thought 2020 was going to look like, I am certain it wasn’t like this.

As an industry, we face uncertainty as we enter unchartered waters, but we are committed to serving our members and providing updates on our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. RMA Australia members have access to RMA HQ resources that have been developed to keep you and your financial institution informed and help guide you through the uncertainty.

Additional EXCLUSIVE resources are available to RMA members. You must be a member to access these resources, so if you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2020/2021, please CLICK HERE to renew or join. This will ensure that you are up to date with the latest information from a local and global perspective.

Due to precautionary measures regarding COVID-19, RMA Australia has made the decision to cancel our upcoming April events in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. In the meantime, we are investigating alternative presentation strategies such as webinars and podcasts and will keep you updated accordingly.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Michelle Lee to the RMA Australia team. Michelle has an extensive background in finance and business and is looking forward to working with our members.

Don’t forget to FOLLOW RMA AUSTRALIA on LinkedIn for the latest industry, event and COVID-19 coronavirus updates.

Stay well.

Richard Gilbert
Executive Director

 

**WELCOME**

Michelle Lee, Head of Governance and Compliance

Tell us a bit about your background?
I started my career at Ernst & Young as a graduate in the Entrepreneurial Services area. During my time at Ernst & Young, I obtained my Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification.

I spent the next 7 years in London, working for a range of different organisations from KPMG, Santander Bank, Shell Oil Corporation and Lloyds Bank specialising in Sarbanes Oxley consultation and Project Management.

Following my return to Melbourne, I then worked for ANZ in Internal Audit specialising in Projects which enabled me to be exposed to a broad range of areas across the entire organisation in Melbourne as well as Asia and New Zealand.

My career at this point took a change, and I studied and qualified as a Personal Trainer, and opened a number of gyms across Melbourne. This was coupled with starting a family.

What attracted you to the role at RMA?
The role at RMA appealed greatly to me as it enables me to draw upon my experience and knowledge from all aspects of my career. From honing my skills in project management in the finance and corporate world to running a small business.

What will you bring to the role of Head of Governance and Compliance at RMA Australia?
My varied experience in different industries and roles will allow me to bring a different view and fresh approach to some of the key areas within RMA Australia. I am very excited about the role and look forward to the challenges that it will bring.

In your opinion, what are RMA Australia’s biggest challenges in 2020?
Given the current climate and events of COVID-19, there are many unprecedented challenges ahead. What lies ahead for our organisation and many others in the next 6 – 12 months is very uncertain, but we are all in this together.

Upcoming April Events – CANCELLED
Due to precautionary measures regarding COVID-19, RMA Australia has made the decision to cancel our upcoming events in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. In the meantime, we are investigating alternative presentation strategies such as webinars and podcasts and will keep you updated accordingly.

 

If you or anyone you know is “on the move” or has exciting news to share, please email
marketing@rmaaustralia.org

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