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Enterprise Risk Associate Director- Operational Risk & Governance


This is an excellent opportunity within our Risk Management Group’s Operational Risk & Governance Division for a dynamic leader with expertise in Operational resilience and third-party risk management. In this role you will have 2nd Line Operational Risk responsibilities providing specialised risk oversight across both Third-party and Resilience risk frameworks.


Working with both business and project teams, you will be expected to lead activities relating to the line 2 oversight of these frameworks in line with Operational Resilience requirements, drawing on both your Subject Matter and people leadership experience. You will also have responsibility to provide specialised risk leadership and insight to ensure these frameworks and practices are effectively applied across the enterprise.


In this role, you will be in a leadership position in change initiatives related to these frameworks while also providing risk management expertise and oversight. Working closely with the framework owners in the Central Service Groups, you will:


  • work in collaboration with other framework leads, project resource and line 1 business representatives to evolve, implement and oversight these Risk Frameworks
  • provide subject matter expertise and leadership to assure that the Risk Frameworks adequately consider potential people, process and system causes of risk events
  • monitor trends, escalating risk concerns as required and provide an integrated, balanced view on the risk profile and emerging trends.  You will share learnings across Divisions, risk types, and external sources to inform best-practice risk management
  • ensure frameworks continue to evolve in accordance with global regulatory expectations


With a strong leadership background in third-party and operational resilience risk within financial services, you will have relevant experience in the control frameworks, processes and operations for the risk types within the scope of this position.


You will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a global organisation to deliver successful and sustainable change in risk frameworks and possess excellent communication skills and an ability to synthesise information to identify themes and priorities for leaders, both in verbal communication and written reports.  You will have a strong presence with leadership to drive robust and challenging conversations, with the ability to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders and Risk Management colleagues. An investigative mindset, proactive curiosity and drive to explore where business processes may fail, and with the proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment, along with working knowledge of the regulatory environment in which Macquarie operates will enable you to be successful in this role.

The role is located in Sydney alongside key Risk Management and Central Operations Group leadership teams.

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 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-970314
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Senior, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Bonnie Hood
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