Speakers Profile - Pauline Vamos

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Pauline is a non-executive director of the Mercer Superannuation Australia Limited, the Banking and Finance Oath (BFO), Interaction Disability Services as well as the Chairman of CIMA Society of Australia (formerly IMCA Australia) and Freedom Insurance Group.

She has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry.

During 2017 and 2018, she was the CEO of Regnan, a leading research and engagement provider focused on long term ESG risks of the ASX 200 for institutional investors. Prior to Regnan, Pauline was the CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) for almost nine years.

In the three years prior to 2007 when she joined ASFA, Pauline consulted to the financial services industry and was on a number of boards. Pauline was also a senior executive with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for seven years and in that role, managed the implementation of the Managed Investment Act and the Financial Services Reform Act.

A qualified lawyer, Pauline has also been a corporate counsel, head of compliance, and strategic risk consultant. Previously, she has been a member of the peak advisory and consultative groups on pension and superannuation reform for government in Australia and the UK. Pauline was on the Advisory Council for the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR), an academic centre of excellence for research and education in the financial sector.

Pauline was voted most influential in the financial services industry by Money Management as well as most influential in the superannuation industry by Super Review. In 2013, Pauline was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence. Pauline was also awarded the Superannuation Executive of the Year in the Women In Financial Services Awards 2016. In November 2016, Pauline was elected an ASFA Life Member in recognition of long standing service to ASFA and the superannuation industry.