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Senior Manager, Data Governance


Are you a Data Manager with experience of leading a high-performing data team and seeking your next opportunity? If so, this is an exciting new opportunity to work with Macquarie’s Risk Management Group’s Data Governance team and support initiatives to uplift the value of data within risk.

As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for building and managing relationships across the Risk Management Group and leading Data Governance work for data in change initiatives. You will also build and lead the data governance team. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Leading initiatives to implement Macquarie’s Data Governance Framework for critical data elements
  • Managing the backlog of work and prioritisation, to be managed by the team (with teams dispersed across Sydney, Gurugram and Manila)
  • Embedding a continuous improvement mindset within the team to achieve operational efficiency and growth
  • Providing guidance and support as needed to ensure data under governance practices are implemented and tracked to completion
  • Keeping a high level of engagement with stakeholders and ensuring that functions are appropriately run & structured to manage needs
  • Facilitating collaboration among group data offices and business SMEs in driving consistent data governance practices and implementation
  • Partnering with the Enterprise Data Management team and keeping abreast of changes to policies and guidance.

What skills will you use?

As a senior leadership role, you will bring with you post-qualification experience of 10+ years with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience leading high-performing data teams, ideally within risk management or financial services. You will also bring with you:

  • A delivery-oriented approach and ability to work with stakeholders to understand their needs and mature their data governance capabilities
  • Ability to influence and support stakeholders at all levels to effectively manage their critical data elements
  • Ability to prioritise effectively across numerous initiatives – whilst your focus will be data in change, you will also work with the broader team to support in implementing the Data Governance Framework across the RMG Divisions
  • Demonstrated competence and passion for people management – a proven track record of building high performing teams, communicating effectively and promoting collaboration
  • A strong risk mindset and ability to make independent risk based decisions
  • Experience with relevant data analysis tools such as SQL, IDQ and metadata tooling e.g. Collibra.

We are looking for a relevant business, quantitative or IT related degree qualification.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced people leader who is passionate about building high performing teams and growing their career. If this sounds like you, please apply via the links provided.

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 and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it 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 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 18,000+ 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-962172
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Data & Analytics, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: RMG Enterprise Support
Recruiter: Sophie Emmett
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