Australian regulator appointed secretary-general to Basel Committee


Wayne Byres, the executive general manager of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's (Apra) diversified institutions division, on Thursday (October 13) was appointed secretary-general to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Byres replaces Stefan Walter, who served as secretary-general to the Basel Committee since mid-2006. His appointment is for a fixed five-year term.

The secretary-general heads up the secretariat of the Basel Committee and is responsible for supporting the

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