Chief Executive Officer, Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA)

02 Jul 2019 1:15 PM | Toni Brearley (Administrator)

The Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) is the voice of a diverse finance industry. AFIA has more than 100 Full Members who are entities providing consumer, commercial and wholesale finance, and more than 40 Associate Members providing services to the sector.

AFIA differentiates from other associations, achieving practical outcomes and policy objectives that deliver commercial imperatives and positive outcomes for customers. This is a significant time for the finance industry, shaped by the extensive range of political reform, enhanced regulatory oversight, community focus and matters highlighted in the Royal Commission.

As Chief Executive Officer, you will extend the momentum created by the incumbant who is stepping down after distinguished service to the organisation. You will lead AFIA and drive the development and implementation of strategy and plans to advance its objectives. This includes promoting the interests of members; representing members and negotiating on their behalf; providing relevant information, insights and professional development opportunities.

The role requires a contemporary executive to lead a small team, who has a demonstrable track record in developing high performing teams and executing on strategy within either a commercial or association setting. You will be comfortable in the role of AFIA spokesperson, connect with and represent members to key stakeholders, including government and regulators. You will be capable of working effectively with the Board in formulating the strategic plan and possess a strong commitment to delivering value and achieving positive outcomes for members. Ideally, you will have a background of influence within the Australian political and regulatory environment. Experience working in the financial services industry is preferred. A sound grounding in relevant laws and regulatory frameworks would be highly regarded.

A self-starter, you must be able to quickly establish credibility, build rapport and articulate a clear vision for AFIA and its members. Energy, positivity and innovation, together with sound judgement, diplomacy, stakeholder engagement and influencing skills are also essential.

If you wish to be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please forward your CV and covering letter to no later than Friday 19 July 2019. For a confidential discussion, please call Partner, Angela Clelland on 03 9948 2139 prior to forwarding your application. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to Omera Partners.

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