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Enterprise Risk and Compliance Head

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A notable exchange organisation is currently seeking an individual to Head their Enterprise Risk and Compliance Division. The successful incumbent will be responsible for defining and embedding enterprise level risk management frameworks, methodologies and policies within the organisation, as well as ensuring that all risks are adequately recorded, understood and managed.


  • Provide strategic and holistic thinking and contributions to both Group strategy and GRC divisional strategy, and in particular to the specific ERM strategy, risk frameworks and methodologies over a three-year horizon, that underpin the divisional budgets of GRC Group.
  • Provide input into divisional budget and allocated departmental budgets to meet cost targets.
  • Monitor allocated budgets through monitoring and seeking cost effective ways of achieving departmental goals.
  • Interpret the organisations strategy and budget to assess risks that would prevent achievement of strategy and propose mitigating actions and expert advice.
  • Interact with Exco (and where required, the organisations Risk Committee), GRC team staff, direct reports and other Divisional manager/s in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.
  • Build strategic relationships with large clients (where required) by interacting and meeting regularly to leverage achieving the organisations strategic objectives.
  • Interact with regulators on risk policy related matters that influence the organisation’s business and licencing requirements.
  • Engage stakeholders and network actively to build relationships and professional networks utilising social media, attending and presenting at conferences and training interventions
  • Provide thought leadership and input into the development of divisional strategy and structure designed to deliver on the organisations vision and strategy.
  • Translate functional strategy into department delivery strategy and project plans.
  • Assign budgets to departments for delivery against plans.
  • Ensure that the organisation has correct and comprehensive risk management policies and frameworks by identifying the risks the organisation faces, monitoring performance against the enterprise wide risks, and applying international best practice and applicable regulations in order to ensure that the organisation takes appropriate risk and stays within the risk profile set by the board, informed by input by Head.
  • Ensure that the organisation has sufficient systems and processes to mitigate risk that it faces by assessing the systems and their capability and take corrective action in order to prevent potential losses from incorrect enterprise risk.
  • Support/assist the PTIS Team with market risk matters by considering the risks that proposed market data initiatives present to the organisation so that the organisation does not venture out of line with its risk appetite.
  • Recommend to organisation and organisations clear boards and subcommittees thereof risk related policies, risk tolerance levels and report performance of these enterprise risks.
  • Propose and articulate the boards enter [rise risk appetite by considering the risks that the organisation is exposed to and proposing an acceptable risk tolerance level and ensure that the organisation is not exposed to unacceptable risk.
  • Communicate departmental objectives to the team and ensure that they are delivered in line with timelines by reviewing them regularly and keeping the team engaged.
  • Report risk exposure levels, providing insight and advice to senior structures such as the board and the executive committee in order to ensure that the organisation operates within its risk appetite.
  • Manage own and team delivery against delivery plan and set timelines, identify obstacles to delivery and take appropriate action where required.
  • Represent the organisation at external forums to communicate the organisation’s risk tolerance framework and policies in order to boost market confidence in the organisation’s preparedness to handle enterprise level risks.
  • Develop the risk environment of organisation and establish risk indicators to be refined over time.
  • Ensure self and team apply risk indicators to business processes and results and understand implications to report accordingly to enable management to address variances.
  • Attend high level meetings of major projects to assess project health and risks that could impact delivery.
  • Team Management/Self-Management.
  • Transformation and Innovation Management.


  • Post Grad Degree in Business Sciences.
  • 10 years in enterprise level risk management in a financial market environment with experience in managing a team of experts.
  • Must have a high level of ethics, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Must be able to adapt to major organisational change.

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North