Director of Banking and Insurance, Financial Markets Authority (FMA)
Clare leads coordination and market engagement for the expected conduct licensing regime of banks and insurers. Clare previously worked for the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK for almost 20 years, most recently as Head of Cross-Cutting Policy and Head of Supervision for Retail Banking Groups. She also spent two years at the UK Treasury, leading capital markets and prudential policy.
Victoria Weekes Chartered Banker SF FIN
President, FINSIA. Chair, Onepath
Victoria is a professional non-executive director with more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the financial services sector.
Victoria recently completed her 9 term as Independent Chair of $45bn Super Fund, OnePath Custodians following its sale by ANZ. Victoria is Chair of NSW Treasury Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the ASIC Markets Disciplinary Panel. Victoria was previously a non-executive director of ASX-listed URB Investments, eTrade and ANZ Trustees.
During her executive career Victoria was a Managing Director at Citigroup Australia and an Executive General Manager at Westpac. Victoria has been a member of FINSIA and its predecessor organisation the Securities Institute since 1996.
Chris Whitehead Chartered Banker F FIN
CEO & MD, FINSIA
Chris was appointed FINSIA CEO in September 2016. He has been associated with the Australasian financial services industry for nearly 30 years. Previously, he was CEO of CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, Regional Director, Bank of Scotland and CEO, BankWest Retail Bank.
He has extensive experience as a non- executive director including in the payments, wealth management and insurance sectors. He is also a Chartered Banker.
Commencing his career in IT, Chris maintains a keen interest in the ongoing impact of technology on financial services.
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