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APRA's organisation structure


APRA's Organisational Chart as at 3 October 2019
APRA's Organisational Chart as at 3 October 2019


APRA organisation structure

The APRA Executive Group consists of

  • Wayne Byres, Chairman
  • Helen Rowell, Deputy Chair
  • John Lonsdale, Deputy Chair
  • Geoff Summerhayes, Member

The Risk Management Committee, the Audit Committee and the Chief Internal Auditor – report directly to the Executive Group. The Chief Internal Auditor is Philip Wang. 

Six Executive General Managers report to the Executive Group. The Executive Managers and the management teams that report to them are:

Executive General Manager, Strategy and Chief Risk Officer, Therese McCarthy Hockey

  • General Manager Supervisory Applications and Solutions, Sharyn Reichstein
  • Head of Group Strategy and Governance, Maryanne Hinwood
  • Head of Risk Management and Compliance, Peter Dunstan 
  • Head of Group Assurance, Ambika Siva

Executive General Manager Diversified Institutions, Brandon Khoo

  • General Manager Branch 1, Brendan Scarra
  • General Manager Branch 2, Gideon Holland
  • General Manager Branch 3, Adrian Rees
  • General Manager Branch 4, Nigel Boik

Executive General Manager, Specialised Institutions, Suzanne Smith

  • General Manager Insurance, John Huijsen
  • General Manager Banking, Clare Gibney
  • General Manager Superannuation, Suzanne Smith

Executive General Manager Risk and Data Analytics, Sean Carmody

  • General Manager Credit and Market Risk, Paul Tattersall
  • General Manager Governance Operational and Insurance Risk, Stuart Bingham
  • General Manager Data Analytics, Alison Bliss
  • General Manager Data Transformation, Katrina Ellis

Executive General Manager Policy and Advice, Heidi Richards (Acting)

  • General Manager Policy Development, Heidi Richards
  • General Manager Advice and Approvals, Peter Kohlhagen 
  • General Counsel, Warren Scott
  • General Manager Resolution and Enforcement, Chris Gower
  • General Manager Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Melisande Waterford

Executive General Manager Corporate Services, Steve Matthews

  • Chief Information Officer, Doug Jenkins
  • General Manager Corporate Affairs, Paula Hannaford
  • General Manager People and Culture, Yvette Gray
  • Head of Finance, Mike Goddard
  • Head of Security and Information Governances, Mikhail Lopushanski

Divisions of APRA

APRA is organised into the following six divisions and one independent internal team:

  • Specialised Institutions Division
  • Diversified Institutions Division
  • Policy and Advice Division
  • Risk and Data Analytics Division
  • Corporate Services Division
  • Enterprise Performance Division
  • Internal audit team.

APRA's frontline divisions are the Specialised Institutions and Diversified Institutions divisions (SID and DID). Frontline supervisors focus on financial and risk analysis as the primary part of their supervision function. This involves offsite analysis of data and information, regular contact with the supervised institutions as well as a continual program of onsite reviews.

The Specialised Institutions Division is responsible for the supervision of licensed entities including regional banks, credit unions, building societies, friendly societies, insurers and superannuation funds.

The Diversified Institutions Division is responsible for the prudential supervision of functionally diversified financial institutions. These include large financial conglomerates, banks, insurance companies and superannuation firms.

The Policy and Advice Division ensures that APRA's frontline supervisors have the best possible tools to support them in their risk analysis and supervisory interventions. This division consists of Legal Services, Policy Development, Advice and Approvals, Resolution and Enforcement, and Licensing.

The Risk and Data Analytics Division brings together specialists in statistics, industry analysis and risk to provide expertise in risk assessment, assisting frontline to supervise individual entities and industries as a whole. This division consists of Credit and Market Risk, Governance, Insurance and Operational Risk, and Data Analytics functions.

Corporate Services Division provides corporate shared services functions that assist other divisions in achieving APRA's strategic objectives. The division is made up of our People and Culture, Information Technology, Corporate Affairs, Information Security and Governance, FInance and Facilities groups.

The Enterprise Performance Division promotes APRA's effectiveness through a range of functions including risk management, strategy and performance, quality assurance, business continuity and fraud control.

The Internal Audit team advises on managing risk across all of APRA, with an independent reporting line to the Audit Committee and direct access to the APRA Members and Executive Board.