Head of Regulatory and Compliance

Mahlab Recruitment

Opportunity for a senior lawyer to lead the compliance and regulatory function of a market leading insurance business.

  • Highly visible role
  • 10 years' + PQE
  • Regulatory and compliance focus
About the Client

Our client is a leading insurance business with some of Australia’s most recognisable brands. 

About the Role

The Head of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance leads the regulatory and compliance function and plays a key role in establishing regulatory compliance frameworks.  You will advise on regulatory and risk matters, and act as the key point of contact for regulators (including as an advocate for legal and regulatory reform).

Reporting to the General Counsel you will manage a small team of compliance and regulatory professionals. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Aligning and implementing compliance strategy with business strategy, legal and regulatory requirements and the compliance framework.
  • Overseeing the assessment of new laws and regulations, and their applicability to the company’s operations to ensure that all risks are identified and managed.
  • Resolving business compliance issues and providing advice in regard to policies and risk mitigation.
  • Responding to and proactively engaging with regulators.
  • Participating in policy working groups with Insurance Council of Australia.
  • Identifying, participating and leading compliance projects and implementing, maintaining and monitoring compliance processes.
  • Assisting in setting individual and team objectives, reviewing performance and providing ongoing feedback to the team.
About You

You will be a lawyer with more than 10 years' PQE and significant experience in financial services. A proven track record in regulatory response, strategic legal and regulatory advice and compliance is essential.

You will also have demonstrated experience in managing a team, and be capable of effectively multi-tasking and prioritising tasks.

The abilities to build, maintain and leverage working relationships, to influence others, to be flexible to work across many issues and operate at a high and granular level of detail are essential. 

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Nick Robertson:

Ref: 965257
P: (02) 9241 1199
E: nick.robertson@mahlab.com.au

Mahlab is Australia's leading independent legal recruitment consultancy. We specialise in placing lawyers into corporations and private practice law firms throughout Australia and internationally.

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