Prue Morris joined the QFC Regulatory Authority in October 2006 as Associate Director, Policy, moving to the position of Director, Policy in 2010, followed by her appointment in January 2015 to Senior Director of the reformulated Policy and Legislative Counsel division. In August 2016, she was appointed Managing Director, Policy and Enforcement, with responsibility for policy, enforcement and legislative counsel.
With over 26 years of experience in financial sector regulatory policy, Ms Morris serves on joint regulator committees in Qatar. She is involved in training Qatari law graduates through both the Regulatory Authority’s Al Masar nationalisation programme and serving as a mentor in the Qatar University Women’s Law Mentoring Programme.
Ms Morris came to the Regulatory Authority from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in Australia, where she was a senior policy officer and involved in prudential policy work in the banking, insurance and superannuation (pension) industries. At APRA and its predecessor organisation, the Insurance and Superannuation Commission, she contributed to the development of Australia’s superannuation reforms in 1993,
Life Insurance Act 1995, implementing policy recommendations of the Australian Financial System Inquiry (Wallis) Report and the General Insurance reform package in response to the HIH Royal Commission. She was responsible for legislative work and coordination with the Commonwealth Treasury and Attorney-General’s Department on APRA’s policy issues from 2000 to 2006.
Prior to her position with APRA, Ms Morris was Manager, Coal Competitiveness at the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources. This role contributed to advancing Australia’s coal-related energy policy.
Ms Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (Honours) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bond University in Australia.