Working at the IAIS

Since our establishment in 1994, the IAIS Secretariat has welcomed staff from all over the world to Basel, Switzerland. The IAIS is also fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. 

There are many ways to join the IAIS and get involved. You can apply for a position by viewing our current vacancies or be seconded from the supervisory authority in your country.

Find out below what it is like to work in our organisation from some of our current staff members.

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Zoe Smoke, Administrative Officer

How long have you worked at the IAIS and how did you join the organisation?

I joined the IAIS a little over four years ago after a two-year break from work to stay at home with my children. I was very fortunate to find this opportunity as I was searching for a job within an international organisation and the IAIS was a perfect match.

Prior to my current role, I had been working for the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris on anti-corruption, corporate social responsibility and competition law issues. Before that, I had worked for the French government on youth and poverty issues and had also completed a communications internship with the UN World Food Programme’s liaison office in Paris.

What are the key projects you are currently working on?

My work at the IAIS is varied. I share my time between providing administrative support for our Secretary General and working as part of our Communications and Stakeholder events team. Until recently, I also organised the meetings of our Executive Committee. One recent project I am very proud of is the IAIS Year in Review 2021, the culmination of almost eight months of efforts.

How do you find living in Basel?

I actually live next to the Swiss border, in France. However, it is only a 20-minute bike ride from my home to the office. Living in such a multi-cultural area provides many benefits for my family. It is easy to take a day trip to Switzerland or Germany and enjoy different cultural activities, food, sceneries and languages.

What do you like best about your job?

I love the fact that we are a small, very diverse and creative team that takes pride in addressing difficult issues such as climate change.

Alistair Gough, Executive Coordinator

How long have you worked at the IAIS and how did you join the organisation?

I joined the IAIS in March 2020, just in time for the pandemic. I previously worked in the Australian Public Service, most recently as a policy advisor in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

What are the key projects you are currently working on?

The Executive Coordinator role is quite eclectic. I play a role in the strategic planning of the Association, particularly in coordinating the IAIS Roadmap and planning the Executive Committee Strategic Retreat. I also provide coordination support to the Secretary General, such as briefings, and oversee a number of internal processes and procedures.

How do you find living in Basel?

My family and I are really enjoying Basel life. We have gotten used to living and working here, and our children have now gotten over the shock of doing part of their schooling in German. We are really enjoying everything that Switzerland has to offer – particularly the spectacular mountains and lakes.

What do you like best about your job?

I really enjoy the international environment that the IAIS offers, both in terms of my colleagues in the Secretariat and in working with Members and stakeholders from around the globe.