Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Location: Sydney, New South Wales AU


Job Number: 529

External Description:

Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a leading global data, analytic and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We have been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years. Through continuously adapting to our environment, not only have we remained a market leader, we drive and challenge ourselves to do better to help our customers live their financial best.

Our people are what makes us great at what we do - we see every member of our team as an integral piece of a jigsaw. We celebrate differences and recognise that each person brings with them unique talents and perspectives. We provide our people the support and flexibility to manage their work-life balance. At Equifax we genuinely care about our people and our ability to come together as #OneEquifax.

The perks of being an Equifax employee within the Legal & Compliance team?

There are lots of perks of being an Equifax employee – we offer additional leave days as we recognise the importance of taking time out, whether that’s to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide them with discounted health cover through BUPA, access to comprehensive hearing services and discounts, and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program. Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity.

Our Legal & Compliance team may be small but that doesn’t mean we don’t make a big impact. We love our job, so we are devoted to finding solutions to drive continuous improvement and provide a balanced ground for our customers and colleagues.

While our intentions are to be outcomes focussed, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun while we do it. When you peer into our office, you will see it bursting with caring, supportive people who have formed genuine friendships. Our leaders support us, and we put trust in each other to get the job donec, knowing that we are part of a larger jigsaw, dedicated to the same purpose.

What you’ll do:

The Head of Enterprise Risk Management will lead the ERM team to develop and expand the organisation’s ability to manage risk within a fast-changing environment.

Core functions

The role will ensure risk management and controls are embedded within the functions across the ANZ business. This should include managing risk within all relevant guidelines and regulations as defined by our Global and local risk appetite, plus consideration to licensing obligations across our licensed entities.


The Head of Enterprise Risk Management will be a consummate influencer and an experienced leader, capable of driving a true Risk culture and ownership of Risk within each business unit. We are looking for someone who can pragmatically identify and mitigate risks, as well as someone who can oversee the governance aspects of this role.

This role will also provide leadership & global input to the assessment, design, development, delivery and monitoring of risks and controls related to the company´s core business processes and assets. Executing global strategy surrounding risk architecture, policies, standards, guidelines, awareness and procedures to ensure the protection and risk management of information processed, stored and transmitted. Ensuring a risk based and balanced approach to ownership for the implementation of risk management best practices across the enterprise.

What are we looking for?

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a Risk role
  • Risk qualifications / equivalent or studying towards
  • Regulatory Knowledge relevant for the enterprise and customer groups
  • Demonstrated ability in interpreting internal and external challenges and recommending best practices
  • Proven ability to leverage insights and risk benchmark practices to develop a holistic view and anticipate customer needs and key business challenges
  • Confident in interacting with key decision-makers across different functions
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and influencing skills

Success attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountable
  • Brave
  • Curious
  • Collaborative
  • Individualist
  • Trustworthy
  • Dedicated

At Equifax, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate'

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the application process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence. Please know, we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. 

Your ability to demonstrate that you possess/have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform in our roles is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it. 

However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day! 

Job Number: J00113374

Community / Marketing Title: Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Location_formattedLocationLong: Sydney, New South Wales AU

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