ASF Organisational Structure

The ASF is governed by a National Committee comprising nine industry representatives elected from ASF member firms, and up to three appointed by the National Committee to achieve the ASF’s objective of being a representative and diverse Forum.

National Committee members are elected via a nomination process for a three year term, and each chair one ASF subcommittee. 

The National Committee convenes on a monthly basis to set the strategic direction of the organisation and oversee its activities, including subcommittees.

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ASF Management Committee

The members of the ASF Management Committee are:

  • ASF Chair
  • Deputy Chairs
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Policy Executive

The Management Committee is accountable to the National Committee. The principal roles of the Management Committee as a group are:

  • Oversee the operational performance of the ASF Office
  • Set priorities for implementation of ASF strategy
  • Act as a sounding board for ASF Executive Office
  • Review financial matters and authorise operational expenditure
  • Facilitate the implementation of the ASF strategic business plan

The relevant decisions of the Management Committee are reported to the National Committee in the monthly CEO Report.

Executive Office

Delivery of the strategic objectives set by the National Committee, including policy, market standards development and ensuring quality professional development opportunities for industry professionals.

Chris Dalton

Chris Dalton

, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dalton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ASF on 12 May 2009 following 19 years with Standard & Poor’s, including eight years as Managing Director & Country Head Australia/New Zealand. 

He played a leading role in the development of Australia’s securitisation industry during his time with S&P, and has been a strong contributor in the past to the ASF’s initiatives. This role was recognised by his peers in 2007 when he was awarded an ASF Fellows Award. Chris can be contacted via