Governance Institute of Australia 34th National Conference

Governance in a world of disruption

4-5 December 2017

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Shorter. Sharper. Unmissable.

The theme of this year’s conference is Governance in a world of disruption.

Led by top international and Australian speakers, we will explore how globalisation, increased competition and technology-based innovation are disrupting the marketplace and driving change across every level of society.

Some organisations are well equipped to capitalise on disruption, some minimise its importance to their business-model, whilst others struggle to defend their interests. In this fast paced new world of innovation, increased competition and cybercrime, we are seeking to help inform governance and risk management professionals on how to stay ahead of the game and govern their organisations towards a successful future.

This year’s conference features:

  • Leading international and Australian speakers including Professor Mervyn E. King SC
  • A condensed program that packs more into a shorter timeframe at a lower price-point
  • A focus on practical learning
  • Gain career and personal leadership skills
  • More networking opportunities, including some catered toward those new to Governance Institute Australia or this event

Governance in a world of disruption: One-and-a-half packed days of speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt.

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Professor Mervyn E. King SC
Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council, South Africa
Dottie Schindlinger
VP/Governance Technology Evangelist, Diligent Corporation
Kyle Loades
President and Chairman, NRMA
Mats Isaksson
Head of the Corporate Affairs division, Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Michael Licenblat
Resilience Expert
John Price
ASIC Commissioner
Steven Bowman
Managing Director, ConsciousGovernance
Heather Brown FGIA
Executive Director, KordaMentha Corporate
Judith Fox
CEO, Australian Shareholders' Association
The Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP
– Video address

Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
Robynne Berg
MBus (Mktg), MAICD, FAMI, CPM, Founder, thinkplayact
Susan Bennett
Principal, Sibenco Legal & Advisory, Co-founder and Director, Information Governance ANZ
Donna Hardman
Non-Executive Director, Villa World Ltd and Australian Military Bank, Change Leader & Consultant, Future Boards
Chris Riddell
Global Futurist, Digital Evangelist
Elizabeth Jameson BA/LLB (Hons) FAICD
Managing Director, Board Matters
Andrew Donovan FAICD
Principal, Thoughtpost Governance
Mukund Narayanamurti
Chief Executive Officer, Asialink Business
Justin Mitchell
Chief Risk Officer, Tyro Payments
Dr Richard Barber
Managing Director, RiskIQ Global (Australia)
Karen Lawson
Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot
Judy O'Connell
Commissioner, Victorian Small Business Commission
Stephanie Owen
Principal Consultant & Managing Director, Strategy2Life
Julie Mathers
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flora and Fauna
Kate Thiele
Principal, Klarity and Non-Executive Director, Royal Zoological Society, the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust and the Adelaide Crows Foundation
Brian Ferreira
Vice President – Executive Programs ANZ, Gartner
Kellie Benda
Former Chief Risk Officer, Origin Energy
Chris Braithwaite
Partner – Risk Assurance, PwC
Michael Klug AM
Consultant, Clayton Utz
Dr Carl Gibson
Director, Executive Impact
Philip Slade
Managing Partner, Decida
Karin Halliday
Senior Manager – Corporate Governance, AMP Capital Investors
Alex Oppes
Director – Impact Investing, Social Ventures Australia
Darren Fittler
Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
Diane Smith-Gander
Non-Executive Director, AGL Energy & Wesfarmers Ltd
Gillian McFee
Chair - Public Service Mutuals Taskforce, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
Dr Stefan Peij
Managing Director, Governance University (The Netherlands)
Belinda Farrant
Head of Risk, Orica
James Mabbott
Partner & Head, KPMG Innovate
Professor Sir Julian Le Grand
Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, London School of Economics
Marian Gruber
Director, ZOOiD
Charles Macek FAICD, FCA, FCPA & SfFinsia
Chairman, Vivid Technology Ltd & Earthwatch Institute of Australia
Louise Davidson
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)
David Hitchcock
Director, Deloitte
Chris Bratchford
Executive & Director, Mission Australia Housing
Fiona Mead
Company Secretary, Tabcorp
Judith Downes
Chair, Bank Australia
Ombudsman, Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Lindsay Tanner
Special Advisor, Lazard Australia & Chairman, Essendon Football Club
Kenneth Weldin
Partner Audit & Assurance, PKF Melbourne
Peter Promnitz AIAA, FAICD
Chairman, Australian Unity Limited
Melina Morrison
Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
Harry Toukalas
Group Managing Partner, Blackhall & Pearl
Peter Turnbull
Non-Executive Director, Karoon Gas Australia Ltd
Tal Karp
Olympian & Former Matilda
Whit Lee
Executive Director - Strategy & Legal Software Solutions, LexisNexis Asia Pacific
Stephen King
Stephen King, Commissioner, Productivity Commission
Benjamin Carr
Director - Risk Management, Telstra
Catherine Maxwell FGIA
Director – Policy & Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia
Dr Simon Longstaff AO FCPA
Executive Director, Ethics Centre
Kylie Molinaro
Portfolio Manager ESG, Cbus Super
Murray Baird
Assistant Commissioner & General Counsel, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Trisha Mok FGIA
Executive Director, Legal and Compliance & Company Secretary, Scentia
Zack Gurdon
Executive Manager, Group Risk - Strategy, Transformation, Regulatory and Technology, nbn
Margaret Foley
Director of Sales and Customer Success, IntelligenceBank
Simon Pordage FGIA, FCIS
Company Secretary, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
Emeritus Professor Kenneth Wiltshire AO
The University of Queensland Business School
Mark Anderson
Chief Executive Officer, Swimming Australia
Dominic Horsley
Group Company Secretary & Chief Legal Counsel - Asia Pacific, Computershare
George Nelson
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity Logistics and Associate Advisor Global Partnerships
Jan Owen AM
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians
Justin Huber
Chief Executive Officer, Baseball Victoria and Former Major League Baseball Player
Kate Spargo FAICD
Non-Executive Director, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Sonic Healthcare Ltd, Xenith IP Ltd, CIMIC Group Ltd and Adairs Ltd
Kate Palmer
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sports Commission
Tania Sargent GAICD, AGIA
Director of Corporate Services, Westminster School
Lynda Petrovski
Managing Director, Global Partnerships Executive Solutions
Phillip Vernon
Managing Director, Australian Ethical Investments
Anna Georgalis
Principal, Organisational Strategy Group
Travis Erridge
Director and Founder, TM Insight
Ali Moore – Conference MC
Journalist and Broadcaster

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