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Recorded webcast: Unpacking the final report of the Hayne Royal Commission


Online access until Friday 21 February 2020

Recorded webinar

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Examining the impact for legal and practice frameworks

The Hon Kenneth Hayne, AC QC delivers the final report of findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

  • What is the immediate impact, and the future implications for the banking and financial services sector?
  • How will the role of financial regulators change?
  • What flow on effects will we see on legal and practice frameworks?
  • What are the lessons about culture, governance, remuneration and risk management for boards and business leaders across other industries and sectors?

Key insights

  • Findings of the Royal Commission — why did it happen?
  • The particular culture or failures in governance and risk management practice
  • Adequacy of existing legal and practice frameworks
  • Focus on financial regulators and regulatory adequacy — what will their enhanced role mean?
  • Recommendations — what now?
  • Implications and impact on the banking, superannuation and financial services sectors
  • Lessons for boards and executive across sectors

Who should watch?

  • board members
  • C-suite
  • company secretaries
  • general counsel
  • lawyers
  • senior governance and risk management professionals


Kevin McCann AM FAICD, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Kevin McCann

Kevin is Chairman of Citadel Group, Telix Pharmaceuticals, the Menzies Research Centre and the Smith Family Centenary Council. He is a Male Champion of Change, a Presiding Pro Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Co-Vice Chair of the New Colombo Plan Reference Group, a Director of the US Studies Centre, a Governor of Queenwood School for Girls and on the Advisory Committee Australian Equities Flagship Fund (sponsored by Evans Dixon). He is a former Chairman of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited, Origin Energy Limited, Healthscope Limited and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Kevin was a Partner of Solicitors Allens Arthur Robinson and Chairman from 1995 to 2004. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Law, Business and the Community in 2005.

Professor Michael Adams, Head of School — School of Law, University of New England

Professor Michael Adams is an internationally recognised specialist in corporate law, governance, securities markets regulation, and legal education (especially e-learning). Michael has been writing, teaching and regularly presenting on all these topics for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE), as well as the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL), and is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA & UK FCIS). Professor Adams has been the former President of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, the Corporate Law Teachers Association and Chartered Secretaries Australia (now Governance Institute of Australia). He is the co-author of ten books and 30 chapters, 50 articles and over 250 conference/seminar presentations. In 2000 he was the recipient of the Australian University Teacher of the Year, for Law and Legal Studies, as well as 2005 CSA President's Award.

Chair: Catherine Maxwell FGIA, Executive Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia

Catherine has a strong background in governance and policy gained at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the ASX Corporate Governance Council, ASX, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Council. Qualified as a lawyer, she has also held roles as a company secretary with The Cancer Council NSW, NPP Australia Limited and Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets Limited.

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