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The Regulators 2024

The Regulators 2024
Doltone House Hyde Park,
3/181 Elizabeth St
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Date / Time
08 Nov
Friday 8 November 2024, 11:30am - 2:30pm AEDT
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FINSIA is thrilled to announce the return of the prestigious and highly regarded event "The Regulators". 

Our signature event gives you the chance to hear directly from the senior leaders of APRA, ASIC, AUSTRAC and The RBA as they highlight priorities for 2025. 

This event is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with the best and most senior representatives of the banking and finance industry. Get answers straight from the source and be prepared for what's to come. 

Watch this space - more information coming soon. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please contact the events team for further details at [email protected] 

Featured Speakers

Dr. Brad Jones

Dr. Brad Jones

Assistant Governor (Financial System), RBA

Dr Brad Jones is Assistant Governor (Financial System) at the Reserve Bank of Australia and serves as Deputy Chair of the Payments System Board.

Brad has oversight of the Bank's payments policy work, including on the future of money. He is also responsible for the Bank's work on financial stability and production of the twice-yearly Financial Stability Review. He represents the Bank as a member on the Council of Financial Regulators, and in international fora at the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Global Finance and a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.

Dr Jones joined the RBA in 2018, first serving as the Head of International Department before taking over as the Head of Economic Analysis Department. He was appointed Assistant Governor in 2022.

Before joining the Bank, Brad was at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC for five years, where he served as senior advisor on the international financial system in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. Prior to that, he held senior macroeconomic research and investment responsibilities for just under a decade at Deutsche Bank in London and Hong Kong.

Brad graduated with a PhD in finance and first class honours in economics, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and served for five years as a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Alan Kirkland

Alan Kirkland

Commissioner, ASIC

Alan commenced as an ASIC Commissioner for a five-year term on 20 November 2023.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in consumer protection, social services, law reform and justice in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Most recently, Alan was the CEO at CHOICE where he represented the interests of Australian consumers for more than 11 years.

Earlier, Alan was the Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission, the CEO of Legal Aid New South Wales, Chair of the National Legal Assistance Advisory Body, and Executive Director of the NSW Council of Social Service.

From 2016 to 2017, Alan was a member of the panel for the Ramsay Review, which led to the establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority and Compensation Scheme of Last Resort.

He holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of NSW, an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Brendan Thomas

Brendan Thomas


Mr Brendan Thomas commenced his 5-year appointment as AUSTRAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 29 January 2024.

As AUSTRAC CEO, Brendan leads Australia’s financial intelligence unit and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulator.

AUSTRAC’s regulation hardens the financial sector against criminal exploitation and its intelligence provides crucial information to its national security, domestic and international law enforcement partners.

Brendan is AUSTRAC’s representative on the ACIC Board, the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce CEO Board, and the Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Forum. In view of AUSTRAC’s role as a member of the National Intelligence Community (NIC), Brendan is also responsible for agency head-level engagement with the Office of National Intelligence and other NIC members.

Brendan is a Wiradjuri man, with significant experience in leading, designing and delivering major public services, especially in the criminal and civil justice systems in NSW, and in leading organisational reform.

Ahead of his commencement with AUSTRAC, Brendan served as a Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, with responsibility for implementing major changes to reduce the over-representation of the Indigenous population in the NSW criminal and child protection systems. Prior to this, Brendan was the CEO of Legal Aid NSW and was formerly the Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Justice.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

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