Defining Risk Appetite


Our conference session on Defining risk appetite – Seeing the good through the bad presented by Sandra Birkensleigh was very popular at SOPAC Highlights 2016. This extremely interesting session was recorded for those that could not attend the conference this year.

Listed below are the topics covered on this session along with a biography outlining Sandra Birkensleighs' experience.
  • Preparing your white list – determining acceptable risk
  • Contrast of risk appetite and tolerance – using risk appetite for upside as well as downside
  • Stating your risk appetite – putting it on paper
  • The role of internal audit and audit committees in enabling smart risk-taking
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Speaker: Sandra Birkensleigh, Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, Auswide Bank Ltd

Sandra is an experienced Non-Executive Director with board roles for Auswide Bank and multiple wealth subsidiaries of the National Australia Bank. She chairs two audit committees and is a member of both risk committees and remuneration committees. She is an independent member of the audit committee of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a member of the risk and audit committee of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Prior to commencing her NED career Sandra was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers leading their Risk Advisory and Risk Assurance Practices including 5 years as the leader of their global governance risk and compliance practice. She is well versed in both the theory and application of risk appetite both as a consultant and a board member. In her spare time she pursues yoga, scuba diving, skiing, quilting and piano..

CPE Points: 1  

Member Price: $35

Non-Member Price: $65

Register now and receive instant access to this presentation that was just too good to miss. You will also receive one CPE point for watching this presentation, and we are sure you will value this content. 

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