The 'Innovating for Better Regulatory Outcomes' conference will provide a valuable opportunity to benchmark with regulators in other sectors and jurisdictions to foster innovative ideas and approaches to regulatory design, engagement, and the use of technology in the regulatory process.
- Achieve effective regulatory outcomes in a rapidly changing environment
- Regulate through digital change with the right regulatory approach
- Create efficiencies with data analytics
- Implement innovative approaches to regulatory design
- Build capabilities for better stakeholder engagement
- Stakeholder Engagement
Benefits of attending
Who will attend?
Regulators, federal and state government departments and associations with responsibility for:
Attend to learn:
- Respond to the impacts of technology & digital change
- Regulate effectively in the face of disruption & convergence
- Develop innovative & alternative approaches to regulatory design
- Build the tools & frameworks for more effective stakeholder engagement
- Using technology to enhance & empower stakeholder consultation
- FEATURED JOINT PRESENTATION: New Zealand regulatory stewardship in practice – an overview & an agency’s perspective
- ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: What regulatory design features promote the best outcomes?
- CASE STUDY: Evaluating outcomes-based approaches to regulation
Jonathan Coppel was appointed as a full-time Commissioner in July 2011. Jonathan is an economist with extensive international and domestic experience advising governments on macroeconomic, investment, energy, social, environmental and regulatory policy. Prior to his appointment, Jonathan was Head of the OECD G20 Sherpa office.
During his OECD career he held senior roles as Counsellor to the Chief Economist, Executive Manager of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative, Head of the EU and UK Desks and analyst at the International Energy Agency. In Australia he has held senior management positions at the Reserve Bank and started his career at the Commonwealth Treasury. Jonathan has taught at the World Trade Institute’s Mile Masters Programme in International Law and Economics and the Paris, Sciences Po Institute.
While overseas he established and was a director of Cafe Oz, the first Australian bar in Paris. Jonathan has a Masters in Economics and Management from Columbia University, New York, a Bachelor in Economics (Honours) from the Australian National University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jonathan is currently the Commissioner overseeing a research project on Trends in Trade Policies: What do they mean for Australia? and oversaw the project on Disruptive Technologies: What do Governments need to do?
He was a Commissioner on the following inquiries and studies:
- Education Evidence Base
- Intellectual Property Arrangements
- Public Safety Mobile Broadband
- Mutual Recognition Schemes
- Childcare and Early Childhood Learning
- Natural Disaster Funding
- Major Project Development Assessment Processes
- Mineral and Energy Resource Exploration
- Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand
- Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation.
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Delia Rickard was appointed to the position of Deputy Chair of the ACCC in June 2012 for a period of five years.
Delia brings extensive public service experience in the area of consumer protection.
She takes a particular interest in the ACCC’s consumer protection work and plays an active role in the Commission’s product safety work as well as its consumer protection compliance and enforcement work and scam disruption.
Immediately prior to her appointment to the ACCC, Delia held a range of senior positions at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). She led much of ASIC’s consumer protection work covering areas such as financial literacy, dispute resolution schemes, e-payments and industry self-regulation. She was responsible for developing the first National Financial Literacy Strategy and chaired several OECD Financial Literacy sub-committees. She also led ASIC’s role in the implementation of the Government’s Super Choice policy and was the founding Chair of ASIC’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.
Delia is a former head of the ACCC’s then Consumer Protection Branch and was a member of the Secretariat to the Wallis Inquiry into the regulation of Australia’s financial system.
She is a trustee of the Jan Pentland Foundation – an organisation dedicated to providing scholarships for those who want to work as financial counsellors and a judge for the annual MoneySmart Week awards. She is also a pro bono director of FairTrade Australia New Zealand and Chair of Good Shepherd’s Advisory Committee on Financial Inclusion Action Plans.
In the January 2011 Australia Day Awards Delia was awarded the Public Service Medal for her contribution to consumer protection and financial services.
Delia is a member of the ACCC’s Enforcement Committee, Adjudications Committee, Communications Committee and Compliance Committee. She is also Co-chair of the ACCC’s Consumer Consultative Committee.
Delia holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales.
New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs
Kim Drummond joined New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs in 2016 to set up an organisation-wide programme to deliver on the Government’s expectations for regulatory stewardship.
Prior to joining the department he had leadership roles within New Zealand resource management agencies, with responsibilities for designing and implementing regulatory systems that enabled tangata whenua, stakeholder and communities to take on greater responsibility for achieving sustainable outcomes.
In 2014 Kim and his team at the Canterbury Regional Council were awarded the inaugural award for regulatory excellence at the Institute for Public Administration New Zealand Awards.
Angela Jamieson is the National Manager, Compliance at AUSTRAC. In this role she oversees the compliance of thousands of Australian businesses with a goal to work with industry to harden the financial sector against penetration from organised crime, terrorists and sympathizers. Angela has been with AUSTRAC in a leadership role for almost 8 years, prior to this Angela worked at the Australian Taxation Office as an Assistant Commissioner within the Serious Non-Compliant division.
Angela was the key lead in the establishment of the five eyes International Supervisors Forum (ISF) as an advocate for providing a mechanism for the sharing of information and operational practices, improve the cooperation between members in the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes, as well as strengthen domestic and international compliance regimes. Prior to joining the public service Angela was a partner at Ernst & Young (EY) and jointly lead the Fraud and Forensic team.
Whilst at EY she also worked in the Singapore office leading the strategic development of the Fraud and Forensic accounting business unit. Angela played an integral part in the establishment of a Corporate Crimes Liaison group between industry and Victoria State Police, with its purpose to collaborate on the combating and investigation of corporate fraud. This group was later merged into a private investigators association. Angela started her career in smaller accounting practices where she provided general accounting and taxation advice and also became a Partner leading the area of business advisory.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting, is a CPA, a certified fraud examiner and a specialist Forensic accountant.
Government is our core business because Maddocks’ lawyers are deeply embedded in the sector. Our Public Law teams hold a practical knowledge of the role of legal services in the operations of government. We understand the issues and competing priorities faced by governments in executing its responsibilities and obligations.
Working with all levels of government, Maddocks offers expertise in administrative law, litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, corporate law, property, procurement and probity advice. A key area of expertise is advising regulators on their regulatory practice. This includes advising on the exercise of powers and functions but also helping to enhance regulatory practices by developing risk based decision making policies and procedures.
The regulator’s perspective
As a result of acting for a breadth of regulators we have come to understand the context within which regulators work and the challenges they face. We understand that sector specific issues are important but also that the issues faced by regulators across government can be very similar. Issues such as:
- Evaluating the effectiveness of regulatory activities;
- Identifying and acting on systemic risks;
- Avoiding risk to the community and the regulator through effective escalation policies;
- Striking the balance between having officers with technical knowledge and enforcement experience; and
- Engaging with stakeholders and supporting high performers without being accused of being regulatory capture.
Helping industry with compliance
Maddocks also advises government departments and agencies, as well as corporations, to develop systems and programs to ensure they are fully compliant with relevant international and national regulatory and political requirements. This includes obtaining approvals, developing compliance and risk management frameworks, enforcement matters, as well liaising with industry regulators.
Maddocks Risk-Based Compliance & Enforcement Framework
Our experience has enabled us to develop a unique tool to help clients establish risk-based frameworks with the operational realities in mind so policy can be operationalised in a meaningful and effective way.
The Maddocks Risk-Based Compliance & Enforcement Framework provides for the application of risk-based decision-making by operational compliance staff on a day-to- day basis. The Framework seeks to bridge the gap between the aspiration of regulators to be ‘risk-based’ and the genuine implementation of a risk-based approach when making individual compliance and enforcement decisions.