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Companies Update
20 January 2004
Update no 02/04

Important information for ASX Listed Entities


New Appointments to the Market Integrity division

As foreshadowed in the Companies Update of 26 November 2003 (PDF 65KB), the establishment of ASX's new Market Integrity division came into effect on 1 January 2004. 

Further to that, I am now very pleased to announce a number of senior appointments under the new structure.

General Manager, Supervision 
Susan Bray will manage and direct the activities of ASX's core supervisory departments: Companies, Compliance Services, Surveillance and Investigations & Enforcement. She will oversee a consistent and co-ordinated approach to supervision that capitalises on the effectiveness of ASX's supervision in maintaining a high integrity market. 

This role draws on Susan's experience in supervisory policy development and strategic review. In particular, Susan will be familiar to many industry participants through her leading contribution last year to the work of the ASX Corporate Governance Council. 

National Manager, Issuers Integrity 
Dianna Higgins, currently ASX State Manager in Queensland and Manager of the Companies unit there, has established an impressive track record leading the Brisbane team and initiating enhanced management practices at a national level.

She will re-locate to Sydney and assume the new role of National Manager, Issuers Integrity on 27 January. As part of this role, Dianna will ensure and promote a consistency of culture and regulatory approach by Companies staff nationwide. 

Dianna will also work closely with ASX Market Surveillance to ensure the strong management of the continuous disclosure regime is maintained.

Group Manager, Integrity Projects
Roger Selby, formerly Head of Compliance, Australia & New Zealand at Deutsche Bank has been appointed to the new role of Group Manager, Integrity Projects.

Roger will report directly to me as Chief Integrity Officer. For an initial period, he will be seconded to the Group Compliance function to work with Compliance Manager, Sheralee Bailey.
 
As a result of the restructure, the role of Compliance Manager has assumed a greater level of significance in the operations of ASX and its supervisory role, reporting directly to the Managing Director of ASX, as well as to the Audit & Risk Committee of the ASX Board. 

I am very pleased to welcome a senior practitioner of Rogerís standing to ASX. He will commence at ASX on 9 February.

Overall, ASX is delighted have such a strong and capable team of managers and staff in Market Integrity and we trust that these new appointments will provide direction and support to help the division achieve maximum effectiveness and to promote broader organisational objectives. 

In particular, we believe the Integrity division will ensure ASX's reputation as a market of the highest integrity will be maintained. It is a key point of distinction between ASX and other markets elsewhere and one ASX has every intention of building on. 

Karen Hamilton 
Chief Integrity Officer
ASX 
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