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Preparing for the Financial Accountability Regime (FAR)

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1 CPD Hours

Governance Symposium Policy  Members culture  Risk  Governance

As the fallout from the royal commission continues to permutate throughout the industry, trustees need to be across their compliance obligations to adhering to the FAR programme when it comes into effect.

Taking a deep dive into those responsibilities and what the regime can solve and what it cannot, this session will also address why organisations should consider their FAR strategy to align to its strategic and operational models.

Published Date: 08 October 2020


Scott Charaneka, Head of Superannuation & Wealth Management, Thomson Geer

Scott Charaneka is the Head of Superannuation & Wealth Management at Thomson Geer and is an industry leading financial services lawyer. He has comprehensive experience in licensing, governance, administration, distribution, restructuring and investment matters associated with superannuation, funds management and life insurance products. He presently acts for many of Australia's largest private and public sector financial institutions. Scott has previously worked as an in-house counsel at Legal & General and ING. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has designed key training programs for boards and RMs. He was the lead editor of Wickens The Law of Life Insurance in Australia from 1998 to 2008, a co editor of CCH Australian Superannuation Law & Practice from 2001 to 2010, a co editor of the Lexis Nexis Financial Services Newsletter from 2001 to 2008 and is a current co editor of the Lexis Nexis Australian Superannuation Law Bulletin. Scott is a fellow of ASFA, the former deputy chair of its Queensland State Executive Committee, an emeritus member of the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Lawyers Committee and was appointed to APRA's Superannuation Lawyers Liaison Forum.

Publications by Scott include:
- The CCH Guide to Estate Planning (first and second edition);
- The CCH Guide to Super Choice;
- Establishing a Funds Management Business in Australia (first and second edition); and
- The CCH Guide to MySuper, SuperChoice and SuperStream.

Scott has been listed annually in Australia's Best Lawyers in the categories of Regulatory Practice and Superannuation Law since 2012 and has been listed annually in Who's Who Legal: Pensions & Benefits since 2015. He was a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year in Financial Services in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has been rated in Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2018 in the Superannuation category

Karen Den-Toll, Partner, Governance Regulation and Conduct Solutions, Deloitte

Karen co-leads Deloitte’s BEAR/FAR practice, and has advised numerous large, medium and small ADIs on the implementation and post-implementation of BEAR, and is currently advising numerous RSE licensees and insurers on FAR.

Karen is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in financial services, including as General Counsel of organisations such as Insurance Australia Group Limited and ANZ Wealth/OnePath. When she was at Clayton Utz, she led the firm’s Financial Services Reform practice, and is the primary author of the book “The Essential Guide to Financial Services Reform”.

Her other experience includes:

  • Creating the methodology adapted for ASIC in its 2019 Corporate Governance Taskforce
  • Leading the Australian Banking Association Review of the introduction of Customer Advocates

Working internationally with institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF


Holly Lindsay, Senior Manager, Governance, AIST

Holly joined AIST in February 2019 and has more than twenty years of experience in ESG in the financial and mining sectors. Over the last few years Holly has worked in superannuation on a range of issues including corporate governance, corporate conduct systems (including whistleblowing), climate change and modern slavery. Prior to this Holly managed the Singapore office of CSR Asia as well as her own consulting practice in Australia. Holly has extensive experience in the mining sector, having worked on country risk, climate change and business conduct for BHP for 14 years.

Holly is responsible for supporting AIST members who are preparing reports to demonstrate how their fund meets the 21 standards of the AIST Governance Code and she is the secretariat to the Governance Code Monitoring Panel. Holly holds a Master of Economics, an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Economics).

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