5 October 2021
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Welcome

The pressure of the pandemic forged a deep resilience at the core of many businesses. Now, as the national economy begins to unlock, businesses must once again mobilise, shaping dynamic but considered responses to unlock new, often unexpected, pathways to progress. While the challenge of charting this course falls on all business leaders, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead from the helm and see through the uncertainty that so often obscures opportunity.

 

The 7th Annual CFO Forum is dedicated to this pursuit. Over 200 leading financial executives will unite for a powerful day of case-based exploration and vision, converging from key industries to unlock opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

Why Attend

  • We consistently secure the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask them the questions that matter to you.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the event. We dive deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focussed agenda, and balance the programme with dedicated networking opportunities.

Gain Access

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Eight exclusive keynotes
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Four interactive panel discussions, featuring over 16 visionary speakers
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Access to select presentation and exclusive, speaker-generated post-event insights.
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Dedicated networking opportunities for a curated audience of 200 financial executives
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2021 Speakers

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Vanessa Hudson
Group Chief Financial Officer

Qantas
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Vanessa Hudson
Group Chief Financial Officer

Qantas
Vanessa Hudson has been Qantas Group Chief Financial Officer since 2019. She oversees financial planning and analysis, treasury, procurement and investor relations. With the onset of COVID, Vanessa has had a pivotal role in navigating the enormous impact of what has been an unprecedented crisis for global aviation on the national carrier’s balance sheet. This has included an equity raising, tapping debt markets and an increasing focus on recovery as domestic travel normalises.

Since joining the airline in 1994 she has held a number of roles across network planning, sales, and product and service.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Business and has been a Chartered Accountant for almost 30 years.
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Anthony Gianotti
Chief Financial Officer

Wesfarmers
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Anthony Gianotti
Chief Financial Officer

Wesfarmers
Anthony was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers in November 2017 following his appointment as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in July 2017. Prior to this, he was Deputy Managing Director of the Industrials division from February 2017 and Finance Director from August 2015. Anthony started with Wesfarmers in January 2004 as a Business Development Manager and in 2005 was appointed Manager, Investor Relations and Business Projects. He was appointed Head of Business Development and Strategy of Wesfarmers Insurance in December 2006, and became Finance Director of that division and an Executive Director of a number of subsidiary boards in April 2009. Anthony was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Insurance in July 2013. Anthony began his career with Ernst & Young in business services and corporate finance and then held senior corporate finance roles advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy with Hambros Bank and Société Générale in Sydney, London and Melbourne. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a director of the Western Australian Opera Company Incorporated and a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries.
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Senator Jane Hume
Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy & Minister for Women’s Economic Security

Parliament of Australia
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Senator Jane Hume
Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy & Minister for Women’s Economic Security

Parliament of Australia
Senator the Hon Jane Hume was first appointed to the Australian Federal Ministry in 2019, with responsibility for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology. Her responsibilities were expanded in 2020 to encompass the broader digital economy, and again in 2021 when she became the first Minister for Women’s Economic Security. Minister Hume is passionate about her portfolios- from improving Australia’s superannuation system, ensuring it is transparent, efficient and fit-for-purpose; to facilitating Australia’s ambition to be a world leading digital economy and society by 2030; to ensuring the best possible economic outcomes for women, there is much work to do. Upon being elected as a Liberal Senator for Victoria in 2016, Senator Hume was appointed Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics. She previously held various senior positions in the financial services industry, working for the National Australia Bank, Rothschild Australia, Deutsche Bank and, immediately prior to her election, as a Senior Policy Adviser at Australian Super. A proud Melburnian and St Kilda supporter, Minister Hume enjoys swimming, reading, and most of all, spending time with her three children, Harry, Charlie, and Imogen.
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Jonathan D. Ostry
Deputy Director of Asia and Pacific

International Monetary Fund (USA)
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Jonathan D. Ostry
Deputy Director of Asia and Pacific

International Monetary Fund (USA)
Jonathan D. Ostry has served as Acting Director of the Asia and Pacific Department and Deputy Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. His recent responsibilities at the IMF include leading staff teams on: IMF-FSB Early Warning Exercises on global systemic macrofinancial risks; vulnerabilities exercises for advanced and emerging market countries; multilateral exchange rate surveillance; international financial architecture and reform of the IMF's lending toolkit; capital account management (capital controls and prudential tools to manage capital inflows) and financial globalization issues; fiscal sustainability issues; and the nexus between income inequality and economic growth. Past positions include leading the division that produces the IMF's flagship multilateral surveillance publication, the World Economic Outlook, and leading country teams on Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore. Mr. Ostry is the author of a number of books on international macro policy issues, including, Taming the Tide of Capital Flows (MIT Press, 2017), and Confronting Inequality (Columbia University Press, 2018) and numerous articles in scholarly journals. His work has been widely cited in print and electronic media, including the BBC, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Business Week, and National Public Radio. His work on inequality and unsustainable growth has also been cited in remarks made by President Barack Obama. He earned his B.A. (with distinction) from Queen's University (Canada) at age 18, and went on to earn a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University (Balliol College), and graduate degrees from the London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1984) and the University of Chicago (PhD, 1988). He is listed in Who's Who in Economics (2003).
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Aswath Damodaran
Professor of Finance

NYU Stern School of Business (USA)
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Aswath Damodaran
Professor of Finance

NYU Stern School of Business (USA)
Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Before coming to Stern, he also lectured in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Damodaran's contributions to the field of Finance have been recognised many times over. He has been the recipient of Giblin, Glucksman, and Heyman Fellowships, a David Margolis Teaching Excellence Fellowship, and the Richard L. Rosenthal Award for Innovation in Investment Management and Corporate Finance. His skill and enthusiasm in the classroom garnered him the Schools of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 1988, and the Distinguished Teaching award from NYU in 1990. His student accolades are no less impressive: he has been voted "Professor of the Year" by the graduating M.B.A. class five times during his career at NYU.
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Narelle Devine
Chief Information Security Officer

Telstra
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Narelle Devine
Chief Information Security Officer

Telstra
As Telstra’s Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific, Narelle is responsible for the company’s cyber security operations, intelligence, risk, governance, compliance, development and engagement. Narelle balances these responsibilities with raising her five year old daughter and one year old son (with help from her husband, Michael).

Narelle began her career as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, eventually assuming the role of the Navy’s first Director Cyber Warfare. In 2016, Narelle left the Navy to pursue her next chapter in the public service and was appointed the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Human Services. In this role, she transformed the cyber organisation, building a new state of the art Cyber Security Operations Centre and uplifting the capability from 25 to 250 personnel.

Narelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems and English, a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Systems Engineering. In addition to her love of cyber operations she is passionate about workplace culture, diversity, training and recruitment and is a current member of the RSAC Advisory Board and the AISA Executive Advisory Board.

Narelle was a finalist in the 2019 CSO AWSN inaugural Women in Security awards in the Security Champion category. In 2018 she received the CISO Lens Industry Leadership Acknowledgment; and in 2016 was on the Australia Day Honours List, being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in recognition of meritorious achievement as the Deputy Director – Cyber (Maritime) in Joint Capability Coordination Division.
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Severine Yerriah
Chief Financial Officer ANZ

Unilever
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Severine Yerriah
Chief Financial Officer ANZ

Unilever
With strong global FMCG and consulting experience with PwC, Caltex, Bacardi, Coca Cola Amatil, Severine joined Unilever in 2015 as the Customer Development Finance Director then moved to Singapore to lead performance management of South East Asia and Australasia. Returning home to Australian shores with her young family, Severine took on the role of Chief Financial Officer for Unilever Australia and New Zealand in 2018.

With a strong belief that sustainable and equitable growth is the only way to create long-term value for all Unilever’s stakeholders, Severine is passionate about the business case for sustainability. A lateral thinker and collaborative leader, Severine thrives on finding innovative solutions which contribute to the strategic orientation of the business she supports.

Severine is an advocate of building a gender balanced and inclusive organisation, where everyone feels empowered to bring their full selves to work and has equal opportunity to thrive in their personal and professional lives. A mother to Zaiden and Elodie, Severine and her husband Stephen love spending time in the great outdoors, particularly being near the water.
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Sherry Duhe
Chief Financial Officer

Woodside Energy
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Sherry Duhe
Chief Financial Officer

Woodside Energy
Sherry joined Woodside in December 2017 following previous finance and senior roles with ExxonMobil, Duke Energy, JM Huber and most recently with Royal Dutch Shell, where she was Vice President Finance Unconventionals. Sherry is from Louisiana in the United States, where she grew up and attended Louisiana State University majoring in Accounting and Internal Audit. Following graduation, Sherry commenced her career with ExxonMobil, where she worked for 6 years, first as a Financial Analyst at the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant, and then as an Internal Auditor covering the Latin America/Caribbean region. Following this role, she then completed an International MBA program at the University of South Carolina and in Paris, France, where she also interned with Citibank. Upon completion of her MBA program, Sherry held the position of Senior Audit Consultant at Duke Energy, followed by Audit and Controller positions at J.M. Huber Corporation. In 2004, Sherry joined Royal Dutch Shell and undertook a range of roles globally, including Plant Finance Manager for the Convent Motiva Refinery (US), Global Finance Manager of Lubricants Baseoils and Waxes (UK), Strategy, Planning and Business Finance Manager (Qatar), Group Senior Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Advisor (Netherlands), and most recently Vice President Finance Unconventionals (US).
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Ruth Martin
Group Chief Financial Officer

St Vincent’s Health Australia
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Ruth Martin
Group Chief Financial Officer

St Vincent’s Health Australia
Ruth Martin is the Group CFO St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA). Ruth joined SVHA in 2015 and has responsibility for leading the financial strategy of the Group. She is also responsible for leading the group’s digital and technology strategy. Ruth is a highly qualified CFO with more than 25 years’ experience in senior finance roles across a diverse range of industries and organisations including Ruralco Holdings Ltd, Microsoft Australia, Stockland and Sydney Airport Corporation. She is a Chartered Accountant and spent the first part of her career with Ernst & Young.
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Richard Gardham
Chief Financial Officer

NRL
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Richard Gardham
Chief Financial Officer

NRL
Richard is currently the Chief Financial Officer at the National Rugby League (NRL) with responsibility for finance, IT, procurement, facilities, strategy and salary cap. He began in the role as the 2020 NRL season was suspended having previously been the Salary Cap Auditor and part of the NRL Clubs and State Services Team.

Prior to working at the NRL Richard worked for Deloitte UK and Deloitte Australia as a management consultant within their Finance, Strategy and Operations Division. He is a member of the Charter Institute of Management Accountants.
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Francoise Merit
Chief Financial Officer

Endeavour Energy
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Francoise Merit
Chief Financial Officer

Endeavour Energy
Francoise Merit is a seasoned CFO and executive who thrives to make the complex simple. She has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering, infrastructure and defence sectors encompassing finance, risk management, project performance, commercial and contractual negotiations in organisations such as Transfield Services Group, Australia Defence Industries, Thales and Aurecon.

As an authentic and inspirational leader, she enjoys building, developing, inspiring and retaining high performing teams through coaching, mentoring and development ensuring talent is identified and nurtured.

In addition to her strong operational understanding, Francoise has demonstrated success in transforming finance functions with emphasis on automation, standardisation and developing the strategic partnership model. She is well respected and recognised as a valued business partner contributing to improve profitability of specific projects and overall business.

Francoise is also passionate about increasing female leadership in senior and executive roles and regularly speaks at leadership forums such as the CFO Summit, the Royal Australian Navy leadership development program, Workday global conference and French Foreign Trade advisory Board about her experience and strategies to reap the organisational rewards associated with increased diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

Francoise is a fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Masters in Business Administration from ESSCA Business School in France. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

She joined the French Foreign Trade Advisory board in 2018 and was appointed Chair in January 2020.
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Michael Gabriel
Group Chief Financial Officer

NRMA
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Michael Gabriel
Group Chief Financial Officer

NRMA
Michael Gabriel was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer at the NRMA Motoring and Services in August 2016. Michael is responsible for ensuring the NRMA reaches its financial and business targets through the Group’s business performance, risk, property and tax & treasury functions. Before joining the NRMA, Michael was General Manager Corporate Finance at Woolworths, where he was responsible for resource and capital prioritisation, group planning and budgeting and managing finance transformation. Before his time at Woolworths, Michael was the Finance Director of Diageo in Australia and NZ, after working for Diageo in senior finance and supply chain roles across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Michael is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). He holds an MBA from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemistry and Physics from the Queensland University of Technology.
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Moazam Shah
Group Chief Financial Officer

Aspen Medical
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Moazam Shah
Group Chief Financial Officer

Aspen Medical
Moazam A. Shah is Group Chief Financial Officer at Aspen Medical, a global healthcare solutions provider headquartered in Canberra. He has more than 20 years of international experience. During his journey as CFO, he led business turn-around situations, managed Digital Transformation Projects, successfully concluded M&A deals, and restructured Finance functions of diversified conglomerates. Moazam also sits on the Board of an international company operating within Healthcare Industry. Moazam is a multi-award-winning finance professional who has been internationally recognized for his achievements in the corporate world. He is also an active public speaker and has been featured in various international magazines and business forums.
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Jason Aquilina
Chief Financial Officer

Cabrini Health
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Jason Aquilina
Chief Financial Officer

Cabrini Health
Jason Aquilina joined Cabrini in 2011 as Director of Finance and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2017. In this role, he has executive responsibility for Cabrini’s patient accounts, payroll, accounts payable, management accounting, procurement, enterprise risk management, finance and treasury functions. Before Cabrini, Jason worked in transport and logistics, where he held multiple finance roles including leading the accounting teams for various large infrastructure and information technology projects. Jason is a certified practising accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in accounting and economics.
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Alyson Tong
Chief Financial Officer Australasia

Arup
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Alyson Tong
Chief Financial Officer Australasia

Arup
Arup is a consulting engineering firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists providing a broad range of professional services. Alyson joined Arup in 2003 and held senior finance roles in Arup’s Europe/UKMEA region before relocating back to Australia in 2009. Prior to Arup, Alyson’s experience included roles in publishing, construction and manufacturing industry. Alyson is a Fellow of CPA, Graduate of AICD and has almost 30 years Finance experience, with significant expertise in systems implementation, process improvement and management reporting. She is company secretary, statutory board director, officer to management board and chairs Arup’s commercial executive. Passionate about driving digital transformation and embedding sustainability into Finance activities. Alyson’s current remit extends across Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
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Kieran Donovan
Chief Financial Officer

Vinomofo
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Kieran Donovan
Chief Financial Officer

Vinomofo
Kieran joined Vinomofo in 2017 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2020. In this role, he has responsibility for finance, compliance, legal, warehousing and logistics as well as business intelligence and analysis. Prior to Vinomofo, Kieran was working in senior finance roles in the UK and Australia at Ticketmaster, Live Nation Entertainment and TEG. Kieran started his career as an external auditor with Ernst & Young in Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees.
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Matt Young
Chief Financial Officer

Treasury Wine Estates
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Matt Young
Chief Financial Officer

Treasury Wine Estates
Matt joined Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) in 2014, and commenced as Global CFO in 2018. As part of his role he leads the global finance, IT and business services teams around the world. Treasury Wine Estates’ ambition is to the most admired premium wine company. TWE operates in more than 60 countries with a portfolio of luxury and premium brands including Penfolds, Wolf Blass, 19 Crimes, Wynns, Stags Leap, Beringer and Beaulieu Vineyard.
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Christine Liu
Chief Financial Officer

Tourism Australia
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Christine Liu
Chief Financial Officer

Tourism Australia
Christine Liu joined Tourism Australia in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer: she is a highly qualified CFO with more than 19 years of executive management experience across finance, M&As, compliance, procurement, digital transformation, and risk management. Prior to Tourism Australia, Christine was working as Chief Financial Officer in a large multinational business in construction industry for 11 years. She is a CPA and holds both Master degree of Business and Administration (MBA) and Master degree of accounting.
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Sue Rosen
Director

Sue Rosen Coaching
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Sue Rosen
Director

Sue Rosen Coaching
Sue is an executive and leadership coach, passionate about empowering professionals to become courageous and compassionate leaders, leading purpose-driven organisations. She specialises in working with professionals seeking to develop their capacity for authentic leadership, enabling them to become exceptional leaders who are influential and impactful. Sue supports leaders to find clarity around their values, purpose and goals so that they can navigate their life and career obstacles, and challenges them to explore the narratives underlying their beliefs and assumptions so that they can achieve both personal and professional growth. Sue is an accredited executive coach, as well as a Chartered Accountant with many years experience in senior finance roles in both private and publicly listed companies so she has a deep understanding of the challenges facing leaders in the complex corporate world of the 21st century. Sue also holds a post-graduate qualification in Organisational Coaching and Leadership.
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Duncan Webster
Chief Financial officer

Mars Wrigley
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Duncan Webster
Chief Financial officer

Mars Wrigley
Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Mars Wrigley Australia in August 2020, Duncan leads the both the operational and financial management of the treats and snacks business. Not your everyday “bean counter”, Duncan embraces his role as a modern CFO. Principles-driven and forward-looking, Duncan is known for his ability to deliver effective change and sustainable growth by playing a dual role of COO/CFO. Duncan brings over two decades of financial leadership consumer goods experience in Australia and abroad. He first joined the Mars business in 1998, joining the Petcare division, and has since worked across various Mars segments at a global and market level. Most recently, Duncan spent three years in Chicago as the Global Chocolate Business Unit Finance Director of Mars Wrigley where he played a lead role in the development of value creation plans for our iconic brands. Prior to this, Duncan was the Chief Financial Officer for Mars Chocolate Australia delivering strong performance and record successive growth over that time.
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John Wise
Chief Financial Officer

Acumentis
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John Wise
Chief Financial Officer

Acumentis
John joined Acumentis (then LMW) in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. John has had extensive experience in the property services sector, having previously held the position of CFO & Company Secretary at Savills from 1999 until 2016. John trained with Price Waterhouse in the UK and worked in Hungary before emigrating to Australia in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Science, an Honours Degree in Mathematics, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). In 2020, John was awarded CEO Magazine’s ‘CFO of the Year’ that recognised the expertise and commitment he showed leading the company’s financial position through some challenging times in the previous 18 months.
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Tim Bryden
Engagement Director

insightsoftware
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Tim Bryden
Engagement Director

insightsoftware
Tim Bryden helps businesses transform their FP&A and decision making in his role as Engagement Director at insightsoftware. He was the first person to graduate with a combined computer science and accounting degree from the University of Sydney, and has worked at PWC, BT Financial Group, and General Electric. Tim now leads the design, implementation and ongoing support of CALUMO solutions with enterprise-level clients like Zip Money, Investa Property Group, Allens Linklaters, Smartgroup, Mainbrace Constructions, Geocon, Acumentis, and Aware Super.
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Keriann Edwards
Enterprise Sales Manager, Asia Pacific

insightsoftware
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Keriann Edwards
Enterprise Sales Manager, Asia Pacific

insightsoftware
Keriann Edwards has worked with financial reporting software across various ERP systems for the past 18 years. She started her career at JD Edwards in New Zealand before moving into implementation consulting with insightsoftware solutions. For the last 8 years, Keriann has been in Enterprise Management where she partners with her clients to help them get the most out of their technology investments to drive better business outcomes. Keriann is passionate about customer experience and providing her clients with opportunities to explore and leverage the entire suite of solutions that insightsoftware has to offer.
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James Drake
Chief Financial Officer

Ansarada
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James Drake
Chief Financial Officer

Ansarada
James has over 20 years’ experience in finance and corporate development, with a consumer internet and technology focus with marketplace, subscription, e-commerce, content and media models James was previously Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Finance at LegalZoom, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Accounting from University of Sydney.
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Charlie Hales
Managing Director

Waterstons
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Charlie Hales
Managing Director

Waterstons
Charlie has worked in the technology and cybersecurity space for 20 years with clients across defence, manufacturing, logistics, and critical infrastructure. From her early years implementing the solutions and leading transition programs, Charlie has put a priority on creating value through technology and cybersecurity, not just ticking boxes. From running teams delivering great growth and results for customers, to now running the Waterstons Australia arm of the business, that business led focus still stands. She was appointed as Managing Director of Waterstons Australia July 2019, tasked with landing and expanding into a new region, right on the brink of a global pandemic. During that time, the team doubled in size and tripled in project work due to redefining the strategy and operating model. Charlie holds various advisory roles to businesses on their cyber, information technology and business strategies. Charlie's goal is to bring the expertise, capability, and company values from Waterstons UK to Australia, while helping the business community achieve results through technical risk management. Key Specialisms · Strategy definition and execution · People management and leadership · Operational Excellence · Information Security · Digital and Data

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  • 8:40 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
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    Sue Rosen
    Director

    Sue Rosen Coaching
  • 8:45 am
    Opening Ministerial Address

    Thinking Beyond a Crisis to Plan for a New Economic Reality

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    Senator Jane Hume
    Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy & Minister for Women’s Economic Security

    Parliament of Australia
  • 9:05 am
    International Keynote

    The Global and Regional Economic Outlook – Forging a Pathway for Growth

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    Jonathan D. Ostry
    Deputy Director of Asia and Pacific

    International Monetary Fund (USA)
  • 9:35 am
    Respond Session

    Adversity, Resilience and Opportunity

    The national economy has been under incredible strain; businesses are dislocated, global supply chains are divided, consumers are isolated, and uncertainty is prevalent. An adaptive finance function empowers businesses to mobilise and stabilise, charting a course through an uncertain corporate landscape to protect and create value. This Session provides an honest, case-based exploration of the strategies CFOs have adopted to sustain through crisis; illuminating vital lessons learned, identifying persisting challenges, and forecasting valuable opportunities that lie ahead.

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    Michael Gabriel
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    NRMA
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    Jason Aquilina
    Chief Financial Officer

    Cabrini Health
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    Christine Liu
    Chief Financial Officer

    Tourism Australia
  • 10:20 am
    International Keynote

    The ESG Gravy Train Rolls On: Overhyped and Oversold!

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    Aswath Damodaran
    Professor of Finance

    NYU Stern School of Business (USA)
  • 10:45 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:05 am
    Event Partner Keynote

    CFO’s Challenge – Staying Agile and Boosting Productivity When Workload Triples

    Over the last few years, listed property valuer Acumentis’ finance team has managed to boost their efficiency despite multiple acquisitions, two cyberattacks, and the pandemic. The implementation of insightsofware’s CALUMO product provided a finance-centric, cloud-based solution, enabling both high-level and granular efficiencies across the organisation. This has included the integration of disparate datasets, automated reporting, employee level P&Ls, self-service reporting for front-line staff, online budgeting, and acquisition due diligence. Acumentis’ agility and productivity are a result of working with a single source of truth, allowing the whole organisation to trust the numbers and liberating finance to focus on analysis.

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    Tim Bryden
    Engagement Director

    insightsoftware
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    John Wise
    Chief Financial Officer

    Acumentis
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    Keriann Edwards
    Enterprise Sales Manager, Asia Pacific

    insightsoftware
  • 11:40 am
    Lead Session

    Decisive Approaches in Dynamic Times

    As strategies and systems evolve, so do the relationships built around them. With the insights and influence they wield, CFOs impart ongoing governance on a company’s culture, reputation, engagement and direction, and as such, have become crucial partners in the shared successes of internal and external stakeholders. This Session explores how CFOs can inspire and demonstrate leadership throughout the corporate hierarchy, with a keen focus on communication and connection to embed resilience throughout the business.

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    Richard Gardham
    Chief Financial Officer

    NRL
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    Matt Young
    Chief Financial Officer

    Treasury Wine Estates
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    Severine Yerriah
    Chief Financial Officer ANZ

    Unilever
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    Charlie Hales
    Managing Director

    Waterstons
  • 12:30 pm
    In conversation with Anthony Gianotti

    Working beyond the numbers – becoming a strategic CFO

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    Anthony Gianotti
    Chief Financial Officer

    Wesfarmers
  • 1:00 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 2:20 pm
    Discover Session

    Designing and Leveraging Digital Drivers

    A digital driven, interconnected world and the business transformations it promises is a call-to-arms for forward thinking CFOs. Analytics is a mindset, a top-down behaviour that must be embedded across the entire value chain to realise a confident digital future. This Session considers how CFOs can collaborate across the business in pursuit of an automated, innovation-led finance function, as well as exploring the opportunities heralded by shared services and A.I.

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    Francoise Merit
    Chief Financial Officer

    Endeavour Energy
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    Moazam Shah
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Aspen Medical
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    Kieran Donovan
    Chief Financial Officer

    Vinomofo
    speaker
    James Drake
    Chief Financial Officer

    Ansarada
  • 3:10 pm
    Keynote

    The Best Things in Cyber Security are Free

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    Narelle Devine
    Chief Information Security Officer

    Telstra
  • 3:30 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 3:50 pm
    National Keynote

    The Strategic CFO – Leadership Thinking Beyond a Crisis

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    Sherry Duhe
    Chief Financial Officer

    Woodside Energy
  • 4:15 pm
    Create Session

    Power in Balance: Priming Business for Value Creation

    Our understanding of value is evolving from a purist play for profit into a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of value creation. With a blue-print of an organisation at their disposal, CFOs are perfectly positioned to trigger this shift in perspective, creating change momentum behind a broader growth mindset. This Session considers how CFOs are both leveraging external opportunities and identifying, developing and creating new internal sources of lasting value across the entire enterprise.

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    Ruth Martin
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    St Vincent’s Health Australia
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    Alyson Tong
    Chief Financial Officer Australasia

    Arup
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    Duncan Webster
    Chief Financial officer

    Mars Wrigley
  • 5:00 pm
    In conversation with Vanessa Hudson

    Resilience in the face of adversity – a CFO Perspective

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    Vanessa Hudson
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Qantas
  • 5:20 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
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    Sue Rosen
    Director

    Sue Rosen Coaching
  • 5:30 pm
    Close of Summit
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insightsoftware recently acquired CALUMO and incorporated their Australian developed solutions into our stack of financial reporting and enterprise performance management software. We enable the Office of the CFO to connect to and make sense of their data in real time so they can proactively drive greater financial intelligence across their organization. Over 28,000 organisations worldwide rely on insightsoftware’s portfolio of best-in-class reporting, analytics, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, and tax solutions to provide them with increased productivity, visibility, accuracy, and compliance. For more information visit insightsoftware.com.

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Why Get Involved

The CFO Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital brand activations complement survey and live polling options for effective brand positioning and interactivity.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with leading financial executives, the CFO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 30/07/2021)
Standard Registration
(from 31/07/2021)
$199 + GST
$597 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to commerce professionals, please email jackm@connectmedia.com to register.

The CFO Forum will be delivered digitally.

Your digital pass: A digital pass is valid for the use of 1 user and provides access to live content, inclusive of all keynotes, and sessions. The pass also includes access to post event content and select speaker presentations, this will be available to you via email in the week following the event. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. Access must not be shared by multiple user’s or redistributed in any way. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny access to anyone who is found violating the above terms.

For any other questions, please contact team@connectmedia.com.

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