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APRA announces new executive appointment

Thursday 12 March 2020

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Renee Roberts as the new Executive Director of its Policy and Advice Division.

Ms Roberts has previously held a range of senior leadership roles in the banking and insurance sectors. Ms Roberts worked at the National Australia Bank for more than 25 years, and more recently at QBE Insurance.

APRA Chair Wayne Byres said: “I am pleased to welcome Renee to APRA. Her background across a diverse range of roles in Australia and overseas, as well as her experience in risk management, strategy and governance, make her well qualified to lead the Policy and Advice Division, as well as contribute to APRA’s functions and activities more broadly.  

“I’d also like to acknowledge and thank Heidi Richards for her significant contribution as Acting Executive Director during one of the busiest and most demanding periods APRA has experienced in many years,” Mr Byres said.

Ms Roberts will take up the position on 4 May. 

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.