AFCA appoints new GC

By Jerome Doraisamy|26 November 2019

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has hired a general manager from ASX for its newly created general counsel position.

Anna Campbell, who previously served as the general manager of enterprise compliance at the Australian Stock Exchange, has been appointed as the new general counsel for AFCA.

She previously held the role of deputy GC at ASX and was acting GC for Allianz. Earlier in her career, she worked in both the public and private sectors.

AFCA CEO and chief ombudsman David Locke said the appointment of Ms Campbell was an “important” one for the regulator.

“The role of general counsel is a pivotal appointment for AFCA. I am thrilled to welcome Anna and her depth and breadth of experience into AFCA,” he said.

“Anna’s cross-sector and regulatory experience, along with her knowledge of the financial services sector means she is exceptionally well placed to provide expert advice on complex legal matters, corporate governance and risk management to AFCA.

“AFCA will benefit greatly from her skills and experience and I am delighted that she has chosen to join us. AFCA now has a new senior executive team in place and is very well placed to deliver on our goal to provide a world-class ombudsman service and consistently provide fair outcomes to our members and consumers.”

Ms Campbell added that she was “energised to be joining AFCA at a time of change”, both within the organisation and the financial services landscape.

“AFCA operates in a complex and changing environment, and the functions of corporate governance and risk are more important than ever. I am excited about the challenge and look forward to shaping the way AFCA delivers its legal and compliance functions,” she said.

AFCA appoints new GC
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