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Regulator hires former NAB, QBE exec

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The prudential watchdog has appointed its new executive director of its policy and advice division.

Renee Roberts

Renee Roberts has taken the role with APRA, after being chief operating officer at QBE for a little over a year and a half.  

Ms Roberts has had a range of senior leadership roles across banking and insurance. She worked at NAB for 25 years, holding positions including group executive for enterprise services and transformation and chief risk officer for Bank of New Zealand.

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She is set to start at the regulator on 4 May.

APRA chair Wayne Byres commented: “Her background across a diverse range of roles in Australia and overseas, as well as her experience in risk management, strategy and governance, [makes] her well qualified to lead the policy and advice division, as well as contribute to APRA’s functions and activities more broadly.   

“I’d also like to acknowledge and thank Heidi Richards for her significant contribution as acting executive director during one of the busiest and most demanding periods APRA has experienced in many years.”

 

Regulator hires former NAB, QBE exec
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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth. 

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. 

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