Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, Equity Trustees today announced the appointment of Owen Brailsford as Chief Risk Officer.
Owen commences at Equity Trustees in February 2019 and was selected following a rigorous recruitment process to ensure the company found the best match to oversee the critical risk and compliance function for the independent trustee.
He previously led the Risk and Compliance team at Australia’s largest corporate superannuation fund, TelstraSuper.
“Owen brings 20 years of international experience in risk management and regulatory roles in the superannuation, pensions and insurance industries,” said Mick O’Brien, Managing Director.
As at 30 June 2018 Equity Trustees had more than $86 billion of funds under management, administration or supervision as a professional trustee. This ranges from trusts for individuals and families, charities, indigenous communities, corporates and fund managers and superannuation funds.
“With trust central to our success, Owen’s experience will be integral to ensuring we maintain the highest standards of risk and compliance across all of our services. This is even more important in today’s heightened risk environment across all sections of the financial services industry,” Mr O’Brien said.
Owen’s background includes roles at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Prudential PLC and RSA Insurance (both UK) and a risk management advisory role at KPMG.
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Equity Trustees was established in 1888 for the purpose of providing independent and impartial Trustee and Executor services to help families throughout Australia protect their wealth. As Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, we offer a diverse range of services to individuals, families and corporate clients including asset management, estate planning, philanthropic services and Responsible Entity (RE) services for external Fund Managers.
Equity Trustees is the brand name of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615) and its subsidiary companies, publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and London.