Paul Barton

General Manager - Risk and Compliance

Medical Assurance Society

Paul has been leading risk management teams in financial services for over two decades, both here in New Zealand and in Australia. He brings to the floor extensive experience in managing risk across all major categories including market risk, operational risk and credit risk. At present, Paul heads up the risk function at MAS, a diversified financial services firm which provides a wide range of insurance and fund management services for professionals. At MAS, he is responsible for the group wide management of risk, compliance, and reinsurance. His mandate to protect the business, and the balance sheet, has been achieved over a period marked by the insurance sector’s response to two unprecedented major earthquake events, and the financial services industry’s need to adapt to a continually evolving regulatory environment.