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Changes to APRA’s senior executive team

Thursday 19 March 2015



The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today announced a number of changes to its senior executive team.

Mr Steve Matthews has been appointed Executive General Manager, Corporate Services. In this role, Mr Matthews will be responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective management of APRA’s corporate support functions, including governance, public affairs, human resources, information technology, and finance.

Mr Matthews is currently APRA’s Chief Financial Officer, a role he has held since November 2010. Prior to APRA, Mr Matthew’s career included senior roles within the NSW Department of Human Services and various financial sector companies.

APRA also announced changes to the responsibilities of its four current Executive General Managers.

Mr Brandon Khoo will replace Mr Keith Chapman as Executive General Manager, Diversified Institutions, and Mr Chapman will replace Mr Khoo as Executive General Manager, Specialised Institutions. These changes will take effect from 1 April 2015.

In addition, Mr Charles Littrell, currently Executive General Manager, Policy, Statistics & International, will replace Ms Sarah Goodman, Executive General Manager, Supervisory Support. Ms Goodman will become Executive General Manager, Policy & Advice. These changes will take effect from 1 July 2015.

APRA Chairman, Mr Wayne Byres, congratulated Steve Matthews on his appointment.

‘Steve has proven to be a very capable CFO, and since joining us he has initiated a number of improvements in APRA’s support functions. In his new role, Steve will have wider opportunities to contribute to APRA’s effectiveness as part of its senior executive team.

‘More generally, these changes in APRA’s senior leadership reflect an ongoing commitment by APRA to review and refresh its operations, and ensure the organisation remains focussed on effectively and efficiently achieving its mission for the well-being of the Australian community.’

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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 $7.7 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.