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RMA Australia

July 2020 E-Newsletter

A Message from our Executive Director




Welcome to our July 2020 E-News.

July was another busy month for RMA Australia with two webinars, the launch of a new video series RMA Risk Matrix and solid membership growth.

Our first July webinar, the Future of Stress Testing hosted by EY, saw an exceptional line up of panellists. Brad Davis (Senior Manager, Financial Services, EY), Steven Nagle (Partner, Financial Services, EY), Doug Nixon (Partner, Financial Services, EY) and David O’Brien (Group General Manager, Risk Metrics & Measurement, ANZ) actively discussed how the COVID-19 crisis has rapidly increased the importance of stress testing for banks and financial services organisations. As the Australian economy shows signs of entering the most severe downturn in nearly 30 years, this topic was relevant and informative.

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy (Macquarie University) presented our second webinar, Will Accountability Work? Elizabeth led an interactive session, polling members which encouraged thought-provoking discussion. If you missed the webinar, it is available to view in the member area of our website. Remember you can access the RMA Journal and EXCLUSIVE RMA HQ webinar content in the member area also.

In other news, we launched a new RMA Australia video series: “RMA Risk Matrix.” This video series will showcase a broad range of risk perspectives and topics from leaders in the risk environment. You can view our first video featuring Luke Wajsbrem (Senior Business Partner, Group Risk, Australia Post) below.

Join our next LIVE webinar event, hosted by NAB on Thursday 6th August, 4 – 5pm LIVE on Driving the Right Outcomes with the Three Lines of Defence.

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

Richard Gilbert

Executive Director


**NEW! RMA Risk Matrix video series**

Luke Wajsbrem – Associate Member – Australia Post

In the first video of our RMA Risk Matrix series, Luke Wajsbrem (Senior Business Partner, Group Risk, Australia Post) discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on e-commerce demand, risk and the changing nature of RMA. WATCH NOW



Upcoming August webinar events

LIVE WEBINAR Driving the Right Outcomes with the Three Lines of Defence I Thursday 6th August I 4.00 – 5.00pm.

Panellists: Lin Lu – Chief Controls Officer, NAB, Rachael Phelan – Chief Risk Officer – UBank & Personal Banking, NAB, Michelle Grocock – Executive – Internal Audit, NAB

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