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With over 100 events a year, featuring high profile speakers like executives from the major banks, financial institutions and Fintech hubs, you’ll hear from the best, plus have the opportunity to meet them at intimate Q&A forums and exclusive networking sessions. 

Event Details


12.00pm - 2.30pm 

Event format:
2 course plated lunch with drinks

CPD: 1

Standard Pricing:
Member - $180.00
Non-Member - $250.00
Member group of 8 - $1,470.00                         
Non- Member group of 8-  $1,750.00

The Regulators are going through a period of radical change - largely driven by a series of inquiries into financial services culminating in the Royal Commission.

The criticism they are facing for not acting on poor conduct has highlighted a real need to change to meet the expectations from government and the public. 

Hear from them at The Regulators on November 15 to see how they are preparing for 2020. With so much happening in financial services, FINSIA’s signature event is a must-attend event.

This is FINSIA's annual signature event to hear from all three of The Regulator’s. One of the most popular events and always well attended. Benefit from the opportunity to ask your specific questions regarding the future of the finance industry.

It is also an opportunity to connect with the best and most senior representatives of the banking and finance industry.

Regulators 2019


John Lonsdale 

John Lonsdale was nominated by the Government as an additional Deputy Chair of APRA on 30 May 2018 and commenced in his role on 8 October 2018.

As an Executive Board Member of APRA, John’s responsibilities include oversight of APRA’s work on culture and remuneration (including the implementation of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime), building APRA’s crisis resolution capability, strengthening APRA’s collaboration with peer regulators and supervision of ADIs.

Prior to joining APRA, John worked for the Australian Treasury.  He was a member of Treasury’s Executive Committee and held the position of Deputy Secretary, Markets Group at Treasury. In this role John had responsibility for financial system, consumer and foreign investment policy.  In 2014 he led the Secretariat to the Financial System Inquiry, based in Sydney. 

John had been with the Treasury since 1986 and worked across key areas in the Department including Budget policy, tax policy, retirement incomes and the financial system. In 2008 and 2009 he worked as the Chief Advisor in the Secretariat supporting Australia’s Future Tax System Review, a major review of Australia’s tax and transfer systems.

Karen Chester BEc (Hons)

Karen Chester commenced as an ASIC Deputy Chair on 29 January 2019.

Before joining ASIC, Karen was a Commissioner at the Productivity Commission since 2013 and Deputy Chair since May 2016.

Previously, Karen was a Partner at Mercer and Global Head of Infrastructure. Before joining Mercer, Karen was a Partner at Access Capital Advisers and the CEO of Access Economics. Karen has held directorships on several Australian infrastructure company boards.

Before moving to the private sector, Karen held senior economic policy roles in the Australian Treasury and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Karen has a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics by the University in 2017. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Guy Debelle

Dr Guy Debelle commenced as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on 18 September 2016. He is Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Chair of the Reserve Bank's Risk Management Committee. Prior to his current role, Dr Debelle was the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets).

In May 2019, Dr Debelle was appointed Chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC). Prior to this, he was Chair of the BIS Foreign Exchange Working Group responsible for the development of the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market as well as Chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee.

Dr Debelle worked at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Australian Treasury and as a visiting professor in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated from the University of Adelaide with an honours degree in economics and gained his PhD in economics at MIT under Stanley Fischer and Rudi Dornbusch.

Dr Debelle is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.


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