The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the Australian financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, friendly societies, and most of the superannuation industry. APRA is funded largely by the industries that it supervises. It was established on 1 July 1998. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $4.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 July 1998

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Wayne Byres 1 July 2019 30 June 2024
Deputy Chair Ms. Helen Rowell 1 July 2018 30 June 2023
Deputy Chair Mr. John Lonsdale 8 October 2018 7 October 2023
Member Ms. Margaret Cole 1 July 2021 30 June 2026
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