About Us

Leading Risk & Business Practitioners

Louise Murphy

Louise is CEO and founder of Risk Consultants Australia. She has over 20 years international and domestic experience in the Financial Services Industry. Louise has worked in London, New York, Toronto and Sydney and has experience in many areas of banking operations. This experience, combined with the past 12 years spent working as a risk specialist within Financial Markets, has resulted in Louise having extensive knowledge and experience in Quantitative Analysis, Market Risk, Credit Risk and Operational Risk Management as well as the operation of a Financial Institution from a business perspective. In her previous role as General Manager, Risk Management & Compliance at St.George Bank Limited, Louise was part of the Institutional Business Bank Executive Team responsible for the increased growth and profitability, and had direct responsibility for all risk management and compliance associated with sustaining growth and profitability. Louise’s role was to ensure that growth and subsequent returns were achieved while the division continued to adhere to all internal and external regulations and policies.

Louise holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University College Galway, Ireland. She has completed numerous industry courses covering Credit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Business Continuity and Compliance. Louise has lectured at the Australian Securities Institute as part of the Risk module associated with the Masters in Applied Finance.

Phillippa Lloyd

Phillipa joined RCA Group from the the beginning, after several years as Executive Assistant to Louise Murphy in the banking industry Louise asked Phillipa to join the team at Risk Consultants Australia.

Initially Phillippa was asked to join the company to assist with the set up phase and Executive Assistant.  Phillippa is now our National Training Manager and assists our clients team members with training and reporting.

Phillipa has an amazing disposition and is a great fit to our company culture.

Geoff Cohen

Geoff is a highly experienced business Executive with over 20 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. Geoff has worked at large financial institutions including St George Bank Limited, Lloyds Bank Plc and Midland Bank Plc. Working for these high profile institutions has resulted in extensive experience across a range of products including structured finance, corporate finance, treasury and capital markets. In his previous role as a member of the executive team and head of a successful business unit, Geoff has gained extensive risk management experience from the business perspective covering credit risk, corporate governance, operational risk, compliance, business continuity, disaster recovery and tax compliance. This included risk management of Bank subsidiaries and investment vehicles.

Geoff holds a bachelor of Business Degree, Banking & Finance Major from Charles Sturt University.

Andrew Heather

Andrew is a highly experienced Derivatives Trader with over 22 years in the Financial Services Industry. He has worked in large corporations including St.George Bank Limited, Bankers Trust (Aust), State Bank of NSW and ANZ McCaughan. In his previous role as Head of Derivatives at St.George Bank, Andrew was responsible for the pricing and hedging of all derivative products to internal and external Bank Customers including Interest Rate Swaps, Cross Currency Swaps, Basis Swaps, Forward Rate Agreements, Interest Rate Options, Forward FX, ECP, USDCP, Structured Assets & Liability Products.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney.

Robert Openshaw

Robert has over 30 years experience in the Financial Services Industry, his principal areas of expertise being Risk Management, Derivatives, Exotic Products and Quantitative Analysis. Robert’s experience covers analysis of company risk profiles, identification of customer behaviour risk, hedging of assets and liabilities and analysis of new products.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours in Mathematics) from Manchester University as well as an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries.

Ron Cooper

Ron has over 30 years experience in the Financial Services Industry with a strong knowledge and experience consulting in business restructuring, property finance, bank/client negotiations, finance broking and business sales.  In his previous role as General Manager Institutional & Business Banking at St.George Bank Limited, Ron had oversight of assets in excess of $6 billion and liabilities of $3 billion which his team grew consistently by in excess of 20% over many years.

He entered into arrangements with two Property lending broking firms which resulted in business writings in excess of $500 million in one year and restructured the Property Lending division to enable St George Bank to participate in Institutional Lending to large Corporates and major players in the property industry in NSW and throughout Australia.

Ron has a Diploma in Accounting and Finance.  He is also a Member of the Institute of Directors, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Certified Commercial Lender.

Simon Barker

Simon is a highly experienced business executive with over 25 years experience in the Financial Services Industry including St.George Bank and Bankers Trust (Aust). He has extensive expertise in dealing debt, hybrid debt and swaps as an originator including many complex public market transactions. Other extensive expertise includes management of ratings agencies relationships and liquidity management strategies. He has been a past director of Austraclear and has previous accounting, operational and risk management experience.

Simon has a Master of Economics and Bachelor of Financial Administration. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

David Yun

David is the General Counsel & for Risk Consultants Australia.  With over 8 years experience in the Legal & Financial Services industries, David is a qualified Legal Practitioner having worked in large organisations including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Clayton Utz and St.George Bank Limited.  In his previous role as Senior Manager, IBB Risk Management and Compliance, David was responsible for managing the overall risk and compliance monitoring and reporting in accordance with all applicable laws, internal policies and industry best practices. David was also involved in the design, support, and delivery of a robust compliance framework for the capital markets/securitisation division and various other group-wide projects including the AML/CTF Project. David has specialist skills in Treasury compliance and financial market documentation.

David holds a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws.  He is a qualified Legal Practitioner of New South Wales, Australia.

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