Retirement of AFSA Chief Executive Hamish McCormick

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Yesterday, Hamish McCormick formally retired from his role as the Chief Executive of Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), Inspector-General in Bankruptcy and Registrar of Personal Property Securities. The full announcement from the Attorney-General and Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General is available on the Attorney-General’s website.

Mr McCormick was appointed in 2017, delivering strong and committed leadership during his years as Chief Executive. He led AFSA with an inclusive approach and innovative vision.

Since 2017, Mr McCormick made significant contributions to many key projects including our work in modernising and improving our services for stakeholders through digital transformation and our focus on highlighting the importance of diversity in the insolvency sector. He has also played an integral role in driving compliance in the personal insolvency system and improving tools and information for consumers in the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

The Attorney-General is currently conducting a recruitment process to identify a suitable replacement.

AFSA Deputy Chief Executive Gavin McCosker is acting as Chief Executive in the interim.