Rahoul Chowdry*
Senior Advisor, Sydney
An extensive career in the professional services industry has enabled me to build a reputation as a leading adviser to major banks and financial institutions in Australia and Canada. Clients come to me to navigate the demanding world of governance, regulation and risk due to my deep experience and ability to align technical solutions with sensible commercial outcomes. A qualified chartered accountant, I specialise in the financial services industry and working with large multinational organisations.

Prior to my recent move to MinterEllison, I was the Global Banking and Capital Markets Assurance Leader at a Big 4 accounting firm and a partner for almost 30 years in their financial services practice. During this time, I was entrusted with a number of firm and major client leadership roles in Australia, Canada and globally where I operated as an auditor and as a consultant.

Career highlights

  • Global lead audit partner for Commonwealth Bank, Reserve Bank of Australia, Royal Bank of Canada and Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Provided a variety of advisory services to Adelaide Bank, ANZ, Bank of India, DBS Singapore, NAB, Suncorp, TD Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Advised the ABA on several industry related issues
  • Served as Audit Quality Assurance Partner for Macquarie Bank and National Broadband Network (Australia)
  • Led a six month consulting engagement in Mumbai to restructure Bank of India
  • Acted as Quality Assurance Partner on the well-publicised investigation into National Australia Bank's foreign currency option losses
  • Provided a range of forensic accounting and litigation support services to major banks in Australia, especially in relation to treasury and trading operations

Associations and affiliations

  • FCA – Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand;
  • FCA – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales;
  • Former Finance Director of Madeline Foundation, a charity registered in New South Wales

*not an Australian legal practitioner