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Executive Director – Compliance

SSteven Politesteven was appointed Executive Director of Compliance in May 2014. Previously, he was Executive Director Legal Services and since 2012, Executive Director Policy Advisory & Legal Services.

The Compliance Division is primarily responsible for the development of strategies and the conduct of investigations to achieve maximum compliance by customers of the legislation administered by the SRO. In order to do this the Division deploys a range of methods using forensic and information management tools to conduct risk analysis and to identify non-compliant target areas. The Division also performs revenue analysis and reporting functions for the SRO Executive and the Victorian Department of Treasury & Finance.

A significant aspect of the Division's work also involves the management of the landholder provisions of the Duties Act 2000.

Steven joined the SRO in 1994 as a lawyer with the Recovery Branch after 10 years in private practice specialising in commercial law and finance. He went on to hold several Branch Manager positions before rising to Executive Director level in February 2010.