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Senior Manager, Risk Governance


Are you an experienced risk governance expert looking to contribute to the uplift of risk frameworks in a leading global organisation?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager to join a new and dynamic team within the Risk Governance function, with oversight for the minimum standards in relation to Macquarie’s material risk frameworks.

This role will support the lead for a newly established function to continue to develop, implement and embed a Group wide framework that sets the minimum standards in relation to risk framework ownership and stewardship across Macquarie.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the day-to-day co-design and drafting of a new Material Risk Governance Framework, including underlying principles, roles and responsibilities and related processes\
  • Be a part of the evolving risk governance division changes and improvements
  • Pilot the framework with representatives across the 3LOD to ensure practicality and fit for purpose
  • Design and execute on the approach to implementing and embedding the framework and related uplift for Risk Framework Owners
  • Provide advice and subject matter expertise on all aspects on the Risk Governance Standard to a range of stakeholders across the 3LOD
  • Manage the work of a small team day to day (as required)

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong knowledge and experience with risk governance and risk frameworks
  • Understanding of core risk management practices across the 3LOD
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven experience in policy and/or framework drafting experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with risk governance practices and risk taxonomies  
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • An open and inquisitive mindset
  • Sound stakeholder engagement skills
  • A proven track record of delivery, and the ability to operate with a significant degree of autonomy
  • Experience working with global financial institutions.

You will be flexible, proactive and organised as you will need to be able to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders. This role will operate as part of a broader Program of work, so familiarity with project and programs is highly desirable.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you, please apply via the link below.

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed. Its divisions include Behavioural Risk, Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, and RMG Enterprise Support.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: RMG-964381
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Bonnie Hood
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