Leon’s insights support his work with clients across all three lines of defence to help clients better manage risk and meet regulatory requirements. His experience gives him a rare perspective into risk management: an insight into regulatory expectations and practical experience with the challenge of meeting these expectations. He is highly experienced in assurance, risk identification and assessing risk management processes within financial services; supported by an excellent understanding of front-to-back processes, risks and controls across multiple business lines.
Leon’s career in financial services spans 30 years. After qualifying as a Chartered Account in London with EY and providing assurance services to clients, he then spent 14 years in Internal Audit at UBS covering front-to-back audits in investment banking, wealth management and asset management. After 5 years as Head of Group Internal Audit, Australia and New Zealand at UBS, Leon spent 5 years at APRA in the areas of Operational Resilience and Governance, Culture & Remuneration and frontline banking supervision. He is experienced in superannuation and wealth management, having driven Enterprise Risk uplift at Aware Super, including management of outsourced audit and assurance, third party risk management and the development and embedding of risk management frameworks.