Freeke van Son


Freeke van Son (LL.M., GAICD) is a seasoned Governance & Risk professional, with more than 25 years of experience in the international banking industry. Since 2019, Freeke has been Head of Risk Governance at Macquarie Group. She started her career in private legal practice in the Hague, later moving to the Legal Department at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam.

Since then, she has held senior roles in regulatory compliance with ABN AMRO, Macquarie Group and Westpac Banking Corporation, spanning across Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. As Head of Supervision & Remuneration Compliance, she was tasked with Westpac’s Compliance Program to implement the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (‘BEAR’).

Freeke is also a volunteer Ethics teacher, accredited to deliver Ethics education to Primary school students as part of the NSW Primary Ethics Program.