In Conversation with Wayne Byres SF FIN, APRA Chair
CPD: 1 Hour(s)
FINSIA is delighted to host the final public speech of APRA Chair Wayne Byres SF FIN before he steps down from the role at the end of October 2022. Wayne will share his ‘Reflections on the Future’, focusing on some of the major issues confronting us today and what these might mean for the future.
Wayne has had a three-decade long association with FINSIA, having been a member of both predecessor bodies, the Securities Institute of Australia and the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance. He has made a tremendous and enduring contribution to the Australian financial system, and the global framework for prudential regulation through numerous periods of change and disruption. Throughout his career, Wayne has been a tireless advocate for the importance of well-functioning markets, ethical conduct, and professionalism across all corners of the financial system.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Wayne’s reflections from his distinguished career to this point, and his thoughts on the future regulatory environment that will confront Australia’s financial services sector.
We hope you can join us for this special event including a two-course lunch and beverages.
Wayne Byres SF FIN
Wayne Byres was appointed as a Member and Chair of APRA from 1 July 2014 for a five-year term. He was subsequently reappointed for a second five-year term commencing 1 July 2019.
Mr Byres' early career was in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which he joined in 1984. After more than a decade with the RBA, including a secondment to the Bank of England in London, he transferred to APRA on its establishment in 1998. Mr Byres subsequently held a range of senior executive positions in APRA, covering both its policy and supervisory divisions. In late 2011, Mr Byres left APRA to take up the appointment as Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the global standard setting body for banks based at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. He held this position until his return to Australia in mid-2014.
Mr Byres is APRA’s representative on the Payments System Board, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, the Basel Committee and its oversight body, the Governors and Heads of Supervision.
In July 2022, Mr Byres announced his decision to step-down from the role of APRA Chair effective from the end of October 2022.