Equity Trustees appoints chief risk officer

Equity Trustees has announced the appointment of Owen Brailsford as its new chief risk officer, effective from February, 2019.

Brailsford has over 20 years of international experience in risk management and regulatory roles in the superannuation industry and previously led the risk and compliance team at Australia’s largest corporate superannuation fund, TelstraSuper.

He has also held a number of roles at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Prudential PLC and RSA Insurance as well as a risk management advisory role at KPMG.

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Equity Trustees’ managing director, Mick O’Brien said that Brailsford’s experience would be integral in ensuring the highest standards of risk and compliance across all of the services.

“This is even more important in today’s heightened risk environment across all sections of the financial services industry,” he added.

As of 30 June this year, Equity Trustees had more than $86 billion of funds under management, administration or supervision as a professional trustee.

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