Directors' Briefing: Meet the Regulators Panel

Mon 22 Jul 2019
5.45pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


AICD WA Division
Level 1, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA


Single Members: A$70.00 Non-members: A$85.00

John Price

John Price

Commissioner, ASIC

John Price commenced as an ASIC Commissioner on 21 March 2012.

He has 20 years regulatory experience including a variety of regulatory roles at ASIC relating to policy making, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, financial services and products, licensing, insolvency, ASIC's Registry and financial reporting and audit.

John was previously a member of CAMAC, an advisory body to Government on corporate and markets issues and also the Financial Reporting Council, a body providing broad oversight of various accounting and audit-related issues in Australia.

John is a current member of the Council of Financial Regulators, the coordinating body for Australia's main financial regulatory agencies. John is the sponsor of ASIC's innovation hub, an initiative to help innovative fintech startups offering financial products or financial services in Australia. He also leads ASIC's work helping small business and cutting red-tape.

Prior to joining ASIC, John worked in the Gold Coast and Brisbane offices of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a national law firm.

Sarah Court

Sarah Court

Commissioner, ACCC

Sarah Court was appointed a Commissioner of the ACCC in April 2008, and reappointed for a third term in 2018. She is also an Associate Commissioner of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Sarah is a full-time commissioner, and a former senior executive lawyer and Director with the Australian Government Solicitor. She brings to her role extensive experience in Commonwealth legal work, including restrictive trade practices, consumer protection and law enforcement litigation.

Sarah oversees the ACCC’s enforcement and litigation program and chairs the Commission’s Enforcement Committee, Strategic Compliance Committee, Consumer Data Right Committee and Legal Committee. She also sits on the Merger Review Committee and Adjudication Committee.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Adelaide as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the ANU. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A trusted, constructive relationship with key regulators is crucial to the short, medium and long term interests of all organisations.

Join us for a facilitated discussion in wake of the Hayne Royal Commission between ASIC and ACCC - to engage AICD members in the changing focus, priorities and tougher penalities of key regulators. There are important lessons to be learnt from the ongoing Royal Commissions and this briefing will ensure members understand the changing regulatory environment. Regulators will be asked to share best practice on how to avoid regulator attention and understand the change in penalties for directors in breach of their duties.

A facilitated Q&A session will be offered to ask questions of regulator Commissioners.