Appointment of the chief executive of the Australian Financial Security Authority

Attorney General

Minister of Industrial Relations

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Western Australian Senator

Senator the Honorable Michaelia Cash

Deputy Minister of the Attorney General

Deputy Minister of Industrial Relations

Deputy Minister for Women

Queensland Senator

Senator the Honorable Amanda Stoker

Joint press release

Attorney General Michaelia Cash and Deputy Minister Attorney General Amanda Stoker are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Beresford as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA).

The AFSA is responsible for the administration and regulation of Australia’s personal insolvency system and maintenance of the personal title register.

As a result, Mr. Beresford was also appointed Inspector General of Bankruptcy and Registrar of Securities.

Mr. Beresford’s five-year term will begin on May 2, 2022.

On behalf of the Australian Government, we congratulate Mr Beresford on his appointment and trust that he will lead AFSA with diligence and distinction.

Timothy Beresford

Mr. Beresford holds a BA in Economics, a BA in Law, an MA in Philosophy (International Relations) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors. He has held the position of Deputy Managing Director of Global Client Services at Austrade since 2018.

Mr Beresford was also employed at Austrade between 2011 and 2016 where he held Assistant Secretary positions in Tourism, Training and Investment Programs and Australian Operations. Prior to joining Austrade in 2018, Mr Beresford was Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University. He served in the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office in 2010 and held senior positions at Westpac between 2003 and 2008.

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