Plenary Speakers


Guy Debelle Guy Debelle is the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a position he has held since March 2007. Guy is the Chair of the BIS Markets Committee and is the Bank's representative on the BIS Committee on Global Financial Stability. He is also the Chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee. Guy joined the Reserve Bank in 1994. He has also worked at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Australian Treasury and as a visiting professor in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated from the University of Adelaide with an honours degree in economics, and gained his PhD in economics at MIT under Stan Fischer and Rudi Dornbusch.
 Wayne Byres Wayne Byres is Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Mr Byres’ early career was in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which he joined in 1984. After more than 13 years with the RBA, including a secondment to the Bank of England, he transferred to APRA on its establishment in 1998 and subsequently held a number of senior executive positions. At the end of 2011, Mr Byres was appointed to the role of Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Mr Byres is APRA’s representative on the Australian Council of Financial Regulators, the Payments System Board, the Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, the Basel Committee and its oversight body, the Governors and Heads of Supervision.


Angat Sandhu is a Principal based in Oliver Wyman’s Sydney office.  In this role, he works in depth with major banks and insurers in Australia and Asia on complex engagements, helping organisations fine-tune their strategy in response to changing economic, regulatory and competitive dynamics.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman in 2007, he worked in the Funds Management Group at Macquarie Bank and as a research analyst at Towers Watson.

Angat holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies and Finance) from the University of New South Wales. He is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin is Group Executive for Institutional Banking and Markets at Commonwealth Bank.  The business provides relationship management and product capability for the Bank’s major corporate, government and institutional clients, and provides a full range of capital raising, transaction banking and risk management products and services.

She has held various roles at Commonwealth Bank since 2004 and prior to that was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.  She has also spent time in Silicon Valley, USA, both in start-up and established software companies.

Kelly currently serves as President of the Stanford Alumni Association in Australia, is an executive board member of the JCA community organisation where she chairs its Building & Capital Committee, and serves as a Board member of AFMA and the Stanford Australia Foundation.  She was also a 2010/2011 Vincent Fairfax Fellow.

Sean Carmody
Sean Carmody is the General Manager, Risk Analytics and Insights, with responsibility for stress testing, analytics data and reporting across risk classes for the Westpac Group. Prior to his current role, Sean was the Head of Credit Risk in Westpac’s Group Risk function. He has also held positions as the Head of Fixed Interest at Barclays Global Investors Australia, Head of Credit Portfolio Management at Westpac, Director at Categorical Solutions and Head of Quantative Analysis at Deutsche Bank Australia.

Gordon Allison

Gordon Allison is the Head of Treasury Development and Transformation, Group Treasury, National Australia Bank.  This role manages regulatory change impacting Treasury capital, funding and liquidity.

Gordon's roles at NAB over the past 9 years have included: Personal Bank, Business Bank, Product & Markets, Finance and Operations.  This has involved developing, managing and optimising the capital, funding and liquidity position of the Australian bank; developing risk frameworks and plans for interest rate risk, FX risk, securitisation, liquidity and funding risk, and engagement with regulators and rating agencies.  He was also involved in managing the Group’s funding and liquidity position through the GFC. 

Gordon joined NAB in 2006 from ANZ Treasury, where his roles covered risk quantification and management (interest rate, liquidity and funding), and work in the dealing room on the cash desk.  He was involved in developing ANZ’s funding framework and liquidity pricing system.

Paolo Tonucci
Paolo Tonucci joined Commonwealth Bank from Barclays in January 2014 as Group Treasurer. He is responsible for CBA’s funding, asset and liability management (ALM) and capital management, with oversight of teams in Sydney, Auckland, London and New York.  

In his time with Barclays Group, Paolo managed the US treasury area for the Investment Bank, the Group Balance Sheet Management team and Barclays Group Funding and Liquidity Management.  Within these roles he was responsible for the management and hedging of banking book risk, the investment of the group’s liquidity, the management of the group’s funding strategy and the internal pricing of cash.

Prior to working for Barclays, Paolo was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, working in a number of areas in London and New York. 
  James Hickey has worked with Deloitte for over 20 years across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Partner in the Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants team based in Sydney. He has assisted a number of banks, non-banks and mortgage broker groups across a range of advisory services, from strategy and operating model reviews to deep technical analytics on their lending portfolios.  He leads Deloitte’s actuarial advice services in the banking sector.