APRA publishes executive accountability statements

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has published a document outlining its governance arrangements, along with accountability statements for its senior executives.

The paper, titled Governance and Senior Executive Accountabilities, describes APRA’s internal governance and accountability arrangements and is supported by individual accountability statements for senior executive roles and an accountability map. The accountability statements cover all four APRA Members, as well as APRA’s six Executive Directors, APRA’s Chief Risk Officer and Chief Internal Auditor.

Today’s release responds to recommendation 6.12 of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry: that “each of APRA and ASIC should internally formulate and apply to its own management accountability principles of the kind established by the BEAR1.”

APRA accepted the recommendation and committed to meeting it by 31 December 2019.

APRA’s Governance and Senior Executive Accountabilities document is available on the APRA website at: Governance and Senior Executive Accountabilities.


1Banking Executive Accountability Regime

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.

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