Corporate regulator names senior executive and regional commissioner appointments

The corporate regulator has appointed three senior executives and three regional commissioners.

ASIC has announced six new appointments within its operations group and regional teams including three senior executives and three regional commissioners in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia.

The new senior executives include Zak Hammer, who has been named as executive director of operations beginning in January next year.

In addition, Peter Dunlop has been named chief financial officer and Nicole Collins has been appointed chief people officer.


ASIC said each of the new senior executives would bring extensive technical expertise and industry experience to the corporate regulator.

“The combined knowledge and experience of Zak, Peter and Nicole will support ASIC to deliver our priorities to achieve a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all Australians,” said ASIC chair Joe Longo.

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“They will help us better identify and seize opportunities to enhance ASIC’s capabilities to work more efficiently and effectively in an environment that supports our people internally and our stakeholders externally.”

Meanwhile, the three new state-based regional commissioners will be tasked with supporting ASIC’s local staff and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders such as state governments, business and consumer groups.

Mark Adams will fill the role of regional commissioner for NSW in addition to his existing role of senior executive leader of strategic intelligence and coordinator of ASIC’s Innovation Hub.

For Victoria, John Wallace will take on the regional commissioner role in addition to being senior executive leader of specialist services, while Rhian Richards has been appointed as regional commissioner for Western Australia alongside her existing role in the Modernising Business Registers program.

“Our new regional commissioners join our current regional commissioners to provide leadership locally while contributing nationally to our regulatory and enforcement functions,” said Mr Longo.

“These senior executive and regional appointments enhance the capabilities of the senior leadership team and dedicated team members to deliver on our strategic priorities as outlined in ASIC’s 2021-2025 Corporate Plan.”

Corporate regulator names senior executive and regional commissioner appointments
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Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg is a journalist for Momentum Media's Investor Daily, nestegg and ifa. He enjoys writing about a wide variety of financial topics and issues and exploring the many implications they have on all aspects of life.

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