Breakfast Address by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Chairman Dr. John Laker

  Breakfast Address by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Chairman Dr John LakerAustCham Shanghai is proud to welcome members to an exclusive breakfast seminar with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) Chairman, Dr John Laker. Dr Laker will be in Shanghai to speak at the Lujiazui Financial Forum and will address members on the topic: “The Australian Financial System through the Crisis”.

Guest Speaker:
Dr John Laker, Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

Dr Laker is the Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). APRA was established in 1998 as an integrated supervisor of banks and other deposit taking institutions, insurance companies and superannuation funds.

Dr Laker is a graduate of Sydney University and the London School of Economics.

Dr Laker started his professional life in the Commonwealth Treasury and, after post graduate studies, worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. for four years. He joined the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1982 and, over a 21 year career, held senior positions in all of the Bank’s major policy areas. He was the Bank’s Chief Representative in Europe, based in London, from 1991 to 1993; Assistant Governor (Corporate Services) from 1994 to 1998; and Assistant Governor (Financial System) from 1998 to 2003. He was also an APRA Board member and Deputy Chairman of the Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank from 1998 to June 2003, when he was appointed to run APRA.

Dr Laker is APRA’s representative on the Payments System Board, the Council of Financial Regulators and the Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision.

Dr Laker was appointed an Officer (AO) in Order of Australia in the 2008 Australia Day Honours for services to the regulation of the Australian financial system.

Reserve your attendance by Wednesday 23 June with Helen Li, Administrative Assistant via email: helen.li@austchamshanghai.com. Walk In Policy: Please note that if you show up on the day of the event without a booking you will be charged a 50RMB “walk in” fee if spaces are still available. Cancellation Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing 24 hours in advance. AustCham will pass on any costs incurred for no shows to the persons concerned.

Time:    8:00 AM
Date:    25/06/2010
Venue:    Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Address:    Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Boulevard
Member Price:    190
Non-Member Price:    290

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