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Biography - APRA Deputy Chair

Mrs Helen Rowell, Deputy Chairman
Mrs Rowell was appointed as Deputy Chairman of APRA in November 2015.

Mrs Rowell joined APRA in 2002 as General Manager, Industry Technical Services and was appointed APRA Member, with primary responsibility for superannuation, for a five-year term from 1 July 2013.  Prior to that, Mrs Rowell held other senior roles including General Manager, Policy Development, General Manager, Diversified Institutions Division and Executive General Manager, Supervisory Support Division.  She was the Chair of APRA’s (cross-divisional) general insurance industry group from 2006 to 2011.  Mrs Rowell has represented APRA at various subcommittees of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, on the FSB’s Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness Group and was previously co-Chair of the Joint Forum Financial Conglomerates Committee. Prior to joining APRA, Mrs Rowell was a partner at the international consulting firm Towers Perrin; she is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.