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Governance Symposium Operations  Members culture  Governance  Regulation

Hear from APRA as they share their views on the key governance items that funds need to be focussed on, including shedding further light into the expected timeframe around SPS 511, expectations around sustainability and how it will drive improvement of trustee culture moving forward.

Published Date: 09 October 2020


Suzanne Smith, Executive Director, Superannuation, APRA

Suzanne Smith is the Executive Director for the Superannuation Division of APRA. The Superannuation Division is responsible for the prudential supervision of superannuation funds licensed under the Superannuation Industry (Superannuation) Act 1993. Since joining APRA in March 2019 Ms Smith has served as the Executive General Manager for the Specialised Institutions Division and as the General Manager for Superannuation.

Prior to joining APRA, Ms Smith’s career included senior roles across the superannuation and financial services industry in areas including life insurance, funds management, asset servicing, alternative investments and property. 

Immediately prior to joining APRA, Ms Smith held the role of Chief Customer Officer Group Insurance at MLC Life Insurance where she led a team responsible for the end to end Group Insurance business. She has also held a number of senior roles within NAB, including acting as a director and Chairman of a NAB Subsidiary Board from 2011 to 2015.

Ms Smith holds a Bachelor of Business with distinction (Property), a Masters of Applied Finance, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Chelsea Mount, Senior Manager, Governance Frameworks, AustralianSuper

Chelsea Mount is the Senior Manager, Governance Frameworks at AustralianSuper.  She has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, with 12 years of those in Governance, Risk and Compliance roles.  Specifically, Chelsea has significant experience in governance, risk and compliance advisory on technology and wealth transformations, and in developing, enhancing and implementing enterprise-wide risk and governance frameworks across all three lines of defence.  

Chelsea’s passion is working with Boards and Board Committees to lead and support organisations toward a mature risk and compliance culture across all business lines, where her deep understanding of the organisation, its products and its relationships can be utilised to demonstrate strategic risk management whilst facing in to significant challenges in both internal and external environments.

When she’s not at work, Chelsea has a keen interest in interior design; however she’s found that even the most unambitious of her design aspirations are challenged on an almost daily basis by her partner and two young boys…  which are the best things she’s created anyway.

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