Pauline Vamos

Director, The Banking and Finance Oath

Non-Executive Director

BALLB, FASFA, GAICD

Pauline is a non-executive director of, the Mercer Superannuation Australia Limited, and the Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) as well as Chairman of Interaction Disability Services. She has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. 

From November 2018 (post royal commission) to February 2020, Pauline was also Chairman of Freedom Insurance Group. During 2017 and 2108, she was also the CEO of Regnan, a leading research and engagement provider focused on long term ESG risks of the ASX 200 for institutional investors. Prior to Regnan, Pauline was the CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) for almost nine years.

In the three years prior to 2007 when she joined ASFA, Pauline consulted to the financial services industry and was on a number of boards. Pauline was also a senior executive with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for seven years and in that role, managed the implementation of the Managed Investment Act and the Financial Services Reform Act.

A qualified lawyer, Pauline has was voted ‘most influential in the financial services industry’ by Money Management as well as ‘most influential in the superannuation industry’ by Super Review. In 2013, Pauline was recognised as one of the ‘Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence’. Pauline was also awarded in October the Superannuation Executive of the Year in the Women In Financial Services Awards 2016. In November 2016, Pauline was elected an ASFA Life Member in recognition of long standing service to ASFA and the superannuation industry.

The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.