GRCI Board

 

GRCI Board 2019 - 2020

President


Susan Cretan

Susan is a governance, risk and compliance professional with extensive and diverse experience across the financial services and higher education sectors. She has also practiced as a lawyer at a commercial law firm and at ASIC.  Susan is a certified professional in compliance (CCP) with the GRCI.


For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.



Vice President



Athena Efstratiadis
Head of Group Compliance, First State Super


Athena joined First State Super in 2018 with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She has risk and compliance experience in retail and agricultural banking and wealth management in senior roles with Rabobank, ING Australia, MLC Wealth Management and AMP. Athena is a certified professional in compliance (CCP) with the GRCI.


For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.
 


Treasurer & Director



Elizabeth Moylan

Head of Compliance and Operational Risk, Loans and Specialised Finance, ANZ Bank

Elizabeth has worked in Compliance and Operational Risk Management in Financial Services for over 16 years. During her career she has worked in Risk Management positions supporting Institutional Banking Businesses (Specialised Lending, Transaction Banking, Markets, Relationship Banking) and Retail businesses (Branch Network, Consumer Deposit Products, Home Loans, Consumer Lending). 

In her current role Elizabeth is responsible for the global management of Regulatory and Prudential Compliance, Operational Risk, Technology and Information Security Risk, Business Continuity Management, Health Safety and Wellbeing across the Specialised Lending global footprint (Project Finance, Export Finance, Leveraged Acquisition Finance, Structured Asset Finance, Structured Receivables Finance, Syndications and Agency). 

Elizabeth has experience across a broad range of areas including Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, Privacy and Client Confidentiality regulation, Technology Risk and Information Security, Cyper Security, BEAR, Financial Crime and Occupational Health and Safety. She is passionate about monitoring the evolution of technology and the regulatory response to the related emerging ethical challenges - such as creating regulatory parameters for data sharing and Artificial Intelligence. 

Elizabeth is an Admitted Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Legal (Honours) and has completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Commerce (Finance) degrees. 



For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.
 


Public Officer



Naomi Burley
Managing Director, GRC Institute


Naomi is the current Managing Director of the GRC Institute. Based in Sydney Australia the GRCI seeks to be the preeminent association for compliance and risk management professionals in the Australasian region. GRCI was formed in 1996 by a group of professionals in roles undertaking compliance, a new role concept at the time. Over the following twenty years these dedicated individuals contributed to building a career pathway for themselves and their peers, which has evolved into an accreditation and education framework with options for those entering the profession and those desiring to increase their professional development.
 
Working with compliance and risk management professionals closely over the past fifteen years and participating in numerous industry discussion groups looking at issues and resources needing to be built, Naomi is passionate about the value of compliance and those undertaking the work to build and embed compliance frameworks in organisations. Part of her role with the GRC Institute is to advocate on behalf of members with their organisations, regulators and government to help them understand this inherent value and how to better achieve their desired strategic and operational outcomes by harnessing the talents, skills and knowledge of our GRCI members.
 
Passionate about the potential contribution of not for profits in the broader setting of society and commercial markets, Naomi has completed a Masters in Community Management and this, combined with her business operations background, means she aims to work toward building the GRC Institute for a financial stable future while consistently delivering member value, adopting agile and technological solutions to delivering services, tools, events and professional development options to GRCI members.



For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.

 


Director



Heather Loewenthal
Independent Governance, Risk & Compliance Advisor


Heather Loewenthal is an independent governance, risk and compliance advisor who links ethics and compliance to behaviour and tools in organisations. She has over 25 years’ experience in banking and financial services. Most recently she was Global Markets Business Partner for Anti-Financial Crime at Deutsche Bank.  Previous positions include Chief Compliance Officer for Barclays Pan-African businesses and Global Chief Compliance Officer for the ING Group. She initially joined ING in Australia where she was the Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining ING, Heather held executive positions with other financial institutions with responsibilities for Australia, Asia and the United States.  Heather has participated in numerous industry initiatives to develop the management of compliance risk and to embed ethics in daily business practice.

Heather is Fellow of the GRCI.  She was President in 2001 and 2002, was made a Life Member in 2003 and was a contributory author of AS 3806. She was a non-executive director of the Australian Finance Industry Complaints Service Limited (1999-2002), a government sponsored consumer complaints organisation, now merged with the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).  From 2010 to 2012 she was a Member of the Audit Committee for European Network of Integrity & Compliance Officers (ENICO) now merged with Institute of Business Ethics (IBE).
She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an
LLB and a BSc (Psych) Hons from the University of New South Wales and is a solicitor in NSW.


For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.
 


Director



Julian Hunn
Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Sanctions, Flight Centre


Julian is the Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Sanctions at Flight Centre.  He has been in the Compliance and Investigations field for more 20 years and has extensive Australian and global experience in financial crime strategy and operations working for several banks like Westpac, HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Standard Chartered Bank in Europe, Asia and the Middle East


For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.
 


Director 



Barbara Leach-Walters
Chief Operating Officer, Compliance, Westpac


Barbara joined Westpac Group as Chief Operating Officer, Compliance in November 2018, moving to Sydney at the start of 2019.  Her responsibilities include Compliance Operations, Tech / Data / Operations / SES Compliance, Group Functions Compliance, Privacy and Competition.

From 2015 to 2018, Barbara was functional leader and Head of Compliance for all Compliance teams in APAC region (Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, China, Korea, Taiwan) for State Street. This covered the GTS and Markets businesses and related functional areas in the group including custody, outsourcing, trustee/depositary, trading and research, hedge fund servicing, AML, ethics and privacy.

From 2008 to 2015, Barbara held senior Compliance roles in RBS APAC based in Hong Kong, including as Executive Director, Head of Compliance North Asia, and as Executive Director, Head of Compliance International Banking APAC.

From 2005 to 2008, Barbara held senior Risk roles in RBS Group based in London, including as Executive Director, Head of Group Credit Policy & Portfolio Analysis.
From 2002 to 2005, as a financial supervisory regulator at Financial Services Authority (FSA),  Barbara held roles in Deposit Takers Division and Major Retail Groups.

Barbara's early career included securitisation and structured finance roles including Vice President Europe at various firms including GE Capital in London, Bankers Trust in Toronto and London, and Midland Walwyn in Toronto.
 
Barbara's Professional & Education Qualifications include:
• Certified AML Professional (CAMLP), Hong Kong
• MBA, London Business School, UK
• BSc in Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada




For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.



Director 



Craig Greenwood






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Director 



Graeme Douglas 
Principal, GJ Douglas Consulting



Graeme is a senior executive with extensive experience in the financial services industry.  Graeme has most recently established a successful financial services specialist consulting business operating as a sole-trader.  Assisting independent operators in matters of licensing and establishment of risk management and compliance frameworks, he has worked with a number of Perth’s leading organisations.
 
Prior to that, Graeme was the Risk Compliance & Audit Manager for five years at a WA member based organisation (T/O $80M) reporting directly to the Audit & Risk Committee.  And prior to that he was the Chief Executive Officer for a WA based company responsible for funds management, administration and trustees services ($1.3 billion of funds under management and revenues of $25 million).
 
He has been Company Secretary for public companies for over seven years, participating in all Board meetings and processes, strategy setting and decision making. 
 
Graeme has previously been a Director of the Governance Risk & Compliance Institute back in 2007.  Graeme was nominated as a life member in 2013.
 
Graeme has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2000 and he completed the AICD Director Course in 2002.  He was on the state executive of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia for a number of years.
 
Graeme is keen to assist the GRCI to reconnect and grow its membership in Western Australia and to ensure the GRCI remains the leading institute that compliance professionals turn to for guidance, development and networking opportunities.  



For any enquiries contact Kelsey Clark here.




GRCI Board 2015 -2016

Name Position  
Carolyn Hanson  President  
Lois McCowan   Vice President                
Craig Greenwood Treasurer  
Naomi Burley Public Officer  
Alexi Paxinos Director  
Paul Neunhoffer Director  
Sasha Culjkovic Director  
Susan Cretan Director  
Stephen Luk Director  
     

GRCI Board 2014 -2015

Name Position Email
Alf Esteban President Alf
Carolyn Hanson        Vice President               Carolyn
Debra Neill Treasurer  
Martin Tolar Public Officer Martin
Susan Cretan Director  
Stephen Luk Director Stephen
Lois McCowan Director Lois
David Morris Director David
Vacant Director  
Vacant Director  


GRCI Board 2013 -2014

Name Position Email
Alf Esteban President Alf
Bronwyn Gallacher               Vice President               Bronwyn
Kellie Powell Treasurer Kellie
Martin Tolar Public Officer Martin
Willie Lewis Director Willie
Robert Ludlow Director Robert
Lois McCowan Director Lois
Carolyn Hanson Director Carolyn
Stephen Luk Director Stephen
David Morris Director David


GRCI Board 2012 - 2013

Name Position
Alf Esteban President
Kellie Powell Vice President
Robert Emery Treasurer
Martin Tolar Public Officer
David Lawrence Director
Robert Ludlow Director
David Morris Director
Kym Fortescue Director
Bronwyn Gallacher Director
Willie Lewis Director


GRCI Board 2011 - 2012

Name Position
David Lawrence President
Alf Esteban Vice President
Robert Emery Treasurer
Martin Tolar Public Officer
David Morris Director
Robert Ludlow Director
Kellie Powell Director
Kym Fortescue Director
Bronwyn Gallacher Director
Willie Lewis Director


GRCI Board 2010 - 2011

Name Position
David Lawrence President
Alf Esteban Vice President
Robert Emery Treasurer
Martin Tolar Public Officer
Sandra Birkensleigh Director
Robert Ludlow Director
Kellie Powell Director
Kym Fortescue Director
Bronwyn Gallacher Director
Willie Lewis Director