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Our Team

The Risk Board’s consultants have been drawn from the highest levels of the Australian financial service sector.

Our Principals Bruce Auty (Founder) and Michael Hamar have both had recognized high profile careers, culminating in Group Chief Risk Officer roles within Bank of Queensland and National Australia Bank respectively.

Our team of Directors and Risk Consultants, harnesses specific expertise across Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Risk Modeling, Wholesale Financial Market Origination, including Debt Capital Markets, and Payments/Transactional Banking risks.

  • Bruce Auty


    Principal Bruce Auty is the Founder and Principal of The Risk Board having had over 40 years experience in financial services

  • Andrew Williamson

    – Managing Director

    Andrew Williamson joined The Risk Board in January 2012 with a 30 year 
track record in financial services.

  • Leigh Mellor

    – Managing Director

    Leigh Mellor brings to the firm 25 years of achievement in financial services, spanning wholesale and retail banking as well as insurance.

  • Bruce Hills

    – Director

    Bruce is an internal audit and operational risk specialist with 21 years experience in Westpac.

  • Peter Ewers

    – Risk Consultant

    Peter Ewers joined TRB in 2012 following lengthy experience in CBA, and St George (Westpac)

  • Roman Ciurpita

    – Risk Consultant

    Roman is a consumer credit risk specialist with in excess of 15 years risk management experience.

  • Brian Flinn

    – Risk Consultant

    Brian Flinn has over 42 years banking experience in Australia & the US.

  • Dr Bruce Arnold

    – Risk Consultant

    Bruce Arnold joined The Risk Board in 2015, after a career in investment banking, an advanced degree, and recent regulatory experience. Bruce was seconded to Australia in 1989 to develop the market for mortgage backed securities.

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    Alan Bardwell

    – Director

    Alan is a senior finance and risk executive, with 35 years Australian and global experience in the Banking and Finance Industry including 16 years at Citigroup and 10 years with the Australian Securities Exchange.