Wendy Harris QC is a barrister, who specialises in commercial law. She was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1997 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. She has particular experience in securities class actions, banking and finance litigation, and insurance. She was senior counsel for the National Australia Bank in the recently completed Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. She is Senior Vice-President of the Victorian Bar, and the immediate past-President of the Victorian Commercial Bar Association.
Colleen Page is Chief Compliance Officer at AIG Australasia. Colleen is responsible for the Compliance function across AIG’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. Colleen has worked in risk and compliance positions for over ten years, most recently serving as Head of Compliance for MLC Life. Prior to that, Colleen worked as Compliance Analyst and Risk & Compliance Manager at NAB supporting their wealth division. Colleen is also a law graduate and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
John Anning is General Manager Policy, Regulation Directorate at the Insurance Council of Australia. John has held this position since April 2007 and has considerable experience in the areas of public policy and regulatory matters as well as in the areas of corporate and government relations. John previously worked for the Financial Planning Association as General Manager Policy and Government Relations, and was responsible for providing strategic and technical advice on regulation, public policy matters and lobbying activities. John has a Master of Public Affairs, Bachelor of Legal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts.
Emma Curtis leads ASIC’s Insurers team which has primary responsibility for the supervision of general and life insurance providers. Emma was previously a Group Senior Manager, Insurance at ASIC. She has practised as a lawyer and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior in-house legal and compliance roles. Before joining ASIC, Emma held senior roles in financial services firms, including life and general insurance and funds management companies. Emma holds a Master of Law and Management from the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney.
Helen Bird is a law and corporate governance specialist at the Swinburne University of Technology Law School, researching, publishing and teaching on regulatory trends in and the enforcement of corporate law including corporate governance and financial services, in Australia. Helen's research has been supported by research grants from the Criminology Research and Australian Research Councils and was recently cited by the NSW Supreme Court in In the matter of Ten Network Holdings Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) (receivers and managers appointed)  NSWSC 1529 (10 November 2017). Prior to becoming an academic, Helen was a solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills. Helen is the course director of the Master of Corporate Governance at Swinburne.