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Norlena Brien

Norlena Brien

Appointed Group Executive, Risk and Compliance in October 2016, Norlena’s extensive experience in both Central Group Operational Risk Functions as well as Divisional Operational Risk Teams sees her well qualified to manage the intricacies of Risk with respect to superannuation.

Norlena joined Hostplus in 2014 following a number of senior roles within the sphere of Risk, Compliance and Governance for organisations including Cricket Australia, Bankwest and Property Exchange Australia.

As Group Executive, Risk and Compliance Norlena is responsible for developing, enhancing and implementing an effective risk management framework, leading the risk and compliance team and supporting the board and leadership team on risk management practices and emerging risks.

Role & Key Responsibilities

  • Group Executive Risk & Compliance

Key responsibilities 

  • Leading the risk team in the execution and overseeing the delivery of the Risk business plan;
  • Regular and timely reporting to the Board, Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, Group Executive and other stakeholders on risk management practices and emerging risks;
  • Communicating risk management obligations to stakeholders and enhancing risk awareness across the organisation on a continuous basis;
  • The development of robust frameworks, processes and systems for the identification, management, mitigation and monitoring of risk across the organisation.
  • Identify compliance issues and make recommendations on enhancements to existing, and development of new, risk controls and processes.
  • In consultation with the Chief Executive Officer select and retain external counsel as required to obtain legal opinions or handle claims and litigation and establish policies governing the retention of external counsel to protect its interests.

Year of appointment

  • 2016

Qualifications and memberships

  • Diploma of Financial Services
  • Risk Management ANZIIF
  • Member Risk Management Institute of Australia
  • Member of Governance Risk & Compliance Institute
  • Member of Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia
  • Member of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees

Experience

  • 8 years’ experience in senior Risk management and advisory positions with a number of organisations including Cricket Australia, Bankwest and Property Exchange Australia

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