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2022-05-25 FINSIA Media Release

FINSIA – the professional membership body for the financial services industry – has today welcomed the new Anthony Albanese-led Government into office, and at the same time, thanked the previous Morrison Government for the work done in leading Australia through a difficult and uncertain period across significant economic and public health challenges.

FINSIA Announces CEO Transition

The President of FINSIA – The Financial Services Institute of Australasia – Ms Victoria Weekes today announced Chris Whitehead’s decision to step down as Managing Director and CEO, and the appointment of Mr Yasser El-Ansary to replace him.

Dramatic Increase in Climate Science Capability Needed in Financial Services

While CoP26 debates climate change targets, FINSIA - the professional membership body for financial services - has called for a dramatic increase in the climate science capability of financial services organisations and professionals.

Chris Whitehead elected ASIF Chair 2021

The Chief Executive and Managing Director of FINSIA adds role leading securities markets professional bodies across Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korean, Vietnam as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Gender Divide In Financial Services - 2021 Media Release

FINSIA’s biennial Gender Divide Survey – the sixth carried out since 2010 – has again highlighted significant differing views between men and women on issues of gender inequality. It also reveals a gap in perception versus reality of where the industry currently finds itself.

FINSIA launches a first of its kind professional banking qualification specifically tailored for New Zealand

FINSIA launches its globally accredited Professional Banking Fundamentals (PBF) qualification which has been specifically tailored for the New Zealand market - raising the bar in banking professionalism by going above and beyond the industry standard.

2021 Compendium Release: The road ahead for culture & conduct risk in the banking sector

As a leading contributor, FINSIA is pleased to announce the launch of Starling’s 2021 Compendium – a comprehensive annual report featuring contributions from 30 global leaders on regulation activities and priorities, providing valuable insight to how the banking industry addresses itself on culture and conduct risk management.

FINSIA Professional Banking Qualifications For Every Colleague Forms The Cornerstone of NAB and BNZ Strategy

FINSIA is pleased to announce an agreement with NAB and BNZ to provide internationally recognised professional banking education to every employee.

FINSIA Grant Cairns Appointment 30 April 2020

FINSIA announces the appointment of Grant Cairns, Executive General Manager, Regional and Agribusiness Banking as its Vice President.

FINSIA names new President July 2019

FINSIA has elected the professional non-executive director who has more than 25 years experience as a senior executive in the financial services sector as its new President

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Lewis Panther
Head of Corporate Affairs FINSIA 
P: +61 2 9275 7906 |  E: [email protected]

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