Speakers

Calissa Aldridge

Calissa Aldridge

Senior Executive Leader — Market Supervision
ASIC

Calissa leads ASIC’s Market Supervision team, responsible for the real-time monitoring of trading activities across Australia’s equities, futures and OTC markets. She is also responsible for overseeing market intermediaries’ compliance, and for monitoring the distribution of complex products. Calissa has held senior leadership roles in ASIC’s Market Supervision and Market Infrastructure since 2009. Before joining ASIC, she held roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, the UK Financial Services Authority, Markit and the Australian Treasury.

Jason Andriessen

Jason Andriessen

Managing Director
Core Data

CoreData is a global research and data analytics firm specialising in financial services. Jason has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services with roles across advice, portfolio management and marketing. He spent more than ten years in executive leadership of a significant financial advice licensee. Jason is passionate about helping advisers experience transformational business growth so they can serve their clients in new and better ways. Jason is a CFP Professional and holds a Bachelor of Business, Master of Commerce, and Diploma of Financial Planning.

Cathie Armour

Cathie Armour

Commissioner
Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Cathie Armour is one of the Commissioners of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Cathie began as a Commissioner on 3 June 2013 and her term continues until June 2022. The Commission is responsible for ASIC’s performance as Australia’s integrated corporate, financial markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator. Cathie is the chair of ASIC’s Regulatory Issues Committee. Cathie works closely with the ASIC teams responsible for regulating market infrastructure, market surveillance, supervision of market intermediaries and the enforcement of laws relating to market integrity. Cathie’s experience before ASIC was in legal counsel leadership roles in international financial institutions. She was General Counsel for Macquarie Capital and an Executive Director of Macquarie Group. She began her career in private legal practice and has worked for law firms in Sydney and New York. Cathie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women.

James Astley

Federal Agent, Crime Operations
Australian Federal Police

James is responsible for leading cybercrime investigations into compromises of financial institutions, seizing cryptocurrencies as proceeds of crime. From 2016 to 2019 he served on the Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce, which was responsible for investigation of Australian companies alleged to have laundered funds through Panama Paper-type structures involving multiple shell companies; and investigating Chinese syndicates involved in laundering funds through Australian real estate ventures. Prior to this James worked in counter-terrorism, both leading and managing operations and investigations and in developing and managing and delivering capability development projects in Australia and the Philippines.

Sunny Bangia

Sunny Bangia

Portfolio Manager
Antipodes Partners

Sunny is Portfolio Manager responsible for coverage of Domestic Asia and Emerging Markets and is Co-Lead Portfolio Manager with Jacob Mitchell of the Antipodes Asia Fund. Prior to joining Antipodes at its inception in 2015, Sunny was a Strategist/Trader at Platinum Asset Management for five years where he primarily covered Asian equities as a member of the Asia and Japan teams and global currency strategy. From 2010 to 2013 Sunny was Associate Director at Westpac Institutional Banking – Asia responsible for a portfolio and global currency, commodity and futures risk, including two years in Singapore. Sunny commenced his career as Investment Analyst at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management as part of its graduate program. Sunny holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Software Engineering) from the University of Technology Sydney and is also fluent in Hindi.

Heath Bencke

Heath Bencke

Founder and Managing Director
Holon Global Investments

Holon Global Investments is a global equities manager focused on innovation and investor-aligned wealth management. Over the last twenty years Heath has forged a strong career in investment management, developing a deep knowledge of equities’ markets and the financial services sector. Since 2016, Heath has focused on researching and investing in businesses taking advantage of global digital innovation, and the impacts on capital markets and wealth management. Heath established Holon to bring together a team of experienced investment and business professionals committed to growing the wealth of Australians through intelligent and responsible investing. Heath is also the Executive Chair of Fabrick Innovations, a developing consortium that is seeking membership to the Libra Association to operate validator nodes for the Libra global digital currency.

Paul Black

Paul Black

Partner
KPMG

Paul is a Partner in KPMG’s Forensic Practice, specialising in Technology and Cyber Incident Response.  Paul brings over 22 years’ of experience in the investigation of technology related offences, having starting his career in the UK Police service where he established and led one of the UK’s first Cyber Crime Units.

Since this time, Paul has specialised in the areas of Incident Response, Technology Forensics and Electronic Discovery.

Paul has extensive international experience, leading complex global and Asia Pacific based consulting projects, and has led responses for some of the world’s largest organisations.

Michael Blomfield

Michael Blomfield

Investment Trends

Michael commenced as CEO of Investment Trends in 2016. He has a long and successful history as a financial services executive, having headed up brokerages, banking divisions and product and segment lines over the past two decades. Perhaps his most well-known role was as Head of CommSec in Australia over the period where the business grew to become the market’s dominant retail brokerage. He has lived and worked in Australia, the US and Asia, performing roles as an Executive, a Non-Executive Director and an Advisor. Michael has an enormous breadth of experience geographically, across client segments, across asset classes and across financial services products. Michael is a former Director of the Securities and Derivatives Industry Association (now the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association), the Commonwealth Bank Foundation and is a former member of the ASX Market Rules Committee. He is currently also Chairman of the Australian Centre for Photography and is a Director of the only Chinese bank listed on that country’s Xin San Ban (New Third Board).

Donna Caird

Donna Caird

Head of Risk
Euroz Securities

Donna has more than 30 years’ experience within the financial services industry, with the last 16 years primarily in the compliance and risk management area. These previous roles incorporated compliance management, and the monitoring and supervision of various AFS licensees. The current role includes reporting to the Board and Compliance and Audit Committees to cover the wider risk management functions for the group.

Max Cunningham

Max Cunningham

Executive General Manager — Listings & Issuer Services
ASX

Max Cunningham has been Executive General Manager of Listings, Issuer Services & Investment Products since July 2017.

Max joined ASX in April 2013 and has more than 25 years’ experience in capital markets in Australia and overseas.

At ASX he has led the Capital Markets franchise to expand internationally, overseen a new Listings framework for New Zealand and grown the number of listings of companies from Australia, NZ, USA, Singapore, Ireland and Israel. In addition Max oversaw the launch of the S&P/ASX All Technology Index in February 2020. Max also oversees the Investment Products business that encompasses LIC’s, ETF’s and mFund which been the fastest growing asset classes on ASX.

Prior to ASX, he had oversight of Goldman Sachs’ ECM Syndicate business in Australia. He has worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and Macquarie Group in London and Sydney. He has also developed equities conferences and investor relations programs for ASX listed companies.

Max is a member of the ASX Executive Committee.

George Deva

George Deva

Head of Private Wealth
Ord Minnett

George has a career spanning over 25 years in financial services and wealth management, including over 12 years at Ord Minnett. George is responsible for the private wealth, marketing and advisory functions within Ord Minnett. Prior to joining Ord Minnett, George held Group Executive roles across sales, strategy and operations at Boston-based bank, State Street and with listed Fintech company HUB24. George holds Business and Humanities qualifications from Macquarie University, Deakin University and postgraduate qualifications from the Haas School of Business.

Judith Fox

Judith Fox

CEO
Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association

Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) is the professional body for the stockbroking and investment advice industry, providing securities and investment advice, execution services and equity capital-raising for Australian investors, both retail and wholesale, and for businesses. Prior to joining SAFAA she was CEO of the Australian Shareholders’ Association, which promotes the interests of retail investors. Judith has extensive experience in capital markets and corporate governance, including developing a body of guidance on good governance practice. She was National Director, Policy & Advocacy at Governance Institute of Australia for many years and has been a member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council since 2005. She was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for her work in policy in 2014.

Stuart Frith

Stuart Frith

Sales & Delivery Director, Lumen
Iress

Stuart is a financial services executive with more than 20 years of senior leadership achievement leveraging technology and regulation to build client-focused businesses. Stuart has a bachelor of electrical engineering from UNSW, together with extensive business development, project delivery and general management experience with financial technology companies, banks, exchanges and regulators in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Six Park Asset Management

Pat co-founded Six Park in 2014 after a 25-year career in the financial services industry. Six Park is an online investment management service that provides professionalised investment management to Australians at a very affordable price point. From 1990 to 2005, Pat worked at JP Morgan in New York, San Francisco and Melbourne (Australia). Since 2005, Pat has worked at Georgica Associates, a private investment management firm based in Melbourne. At both JP Morgan and Georgica Associates, Pat was involved with managing the global private equity investment portfolio and had specific responsibilities for investment strategy and portfolio management and reporting.

Stephen Glenfield

Stephen Glenfield

CEO
FASEA

Stephen Glenfield is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Stephen has worked in financial services regulation for over three decades, most recently as a general manager within the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). As well as his managerial responsibilities, Stephen was Chair of the APRA’s Superannuation Industry Group. He has also worked with the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors, the Victorian Financial Institutions Commission and KPMG. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon Gordon

Practice Group Head, Global, Finance Regulatory
Ashurst

Jonathan (Jonny) Gordon is a partner of global law firm Ashurst. He leads Ashurst’s global Financial Regulation team, which has offices in many of the world’s leading financial centres in Asia, Europe and the US. Jonny’s practice is principally focused on the regulation of financial services and financial market infrastructure having specialised in this area for over 30 years. He advises numerous stockbrokers and financial advice firms and has been at the forefront of major regulatory developments in Australia for many years including advising on:

  • regulatory compliance requirements (such as licensing, disclosure, compliance procedures and controls)
  • the operations of market infrastructure providers – both public and private –in Australia (including, for example, Chi-X and LCH Limited on their establishment in Australia)
  • the development of new products and services (including distributed ledger solutions)
  • trading, clearing, settlement, custody and distribution arrangements
  • regulatory investigations and enforcement action, and
  • corporate transactions in the financial sector.

Jonny is one of the few lawyers in Australia ranked Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific for Financial Regulation. Both Jonny and Corey McHattan, who is another leading Ashurst partner in the Ashurst Financial Regulation team, have been active participants in the Association for many years.

Matt Heine

Matt Heine

Joint Managing Director
Netwealth Investments Limited

Matt Heine was the fifth employee to join Netwealth in July 2001 – an ASX-listed financial services and technology company started by his family to service investors and the financial planning industry. The Melbourne-based company was founded in 1999 and is now led by Matt and his father Michael as joint managing directors. With 18+ years of wealth management experience, Matt drives strategy, product, innovation and growth initiatives across the business in addition to overseeing sales, marketing, product and technical services.

Netwealth is not owned or aligned with any banks or other financial services groups and has become one of the fastest-growing wealth management businesses in Australia. It is rated No.1 for customer satisfaction and analysts continually rate their technology as best-in-class*.

Matt’s skills, knowledge and passion for the industry span many aspects including advice, superannuation, investment and IT, and he is a regular commentator and presenter on these topics. Matt is passionate about improving the lives of Australians, specifically their financial education. He champions Netwealth’s partnership with Banqer – a virtual classroom economy where school children can learn to earn, save, spend and invest their money. He aims to create financial literacy and capability across the country and 7,500 students, ages between 8 and 12 currently use the program with a goal of 15,000 a year.

When he is not managing Netwealth, Matt spends time with his young family, which includes 2 year old twins, Raffie and Sunday and a 4 year old son, Harry. He is a keen skier, kite surfer, loves travelling and has a voracious appetite for all formats of digital media.

*Investment Trends

Will Hickson

Will Hickson

Senior Investment Adviser
Morgans Financial

Will Hickson has a background in marketing and finance and began his advisory career with Morgans in Brisbane in 2011 working as an associate to one of the firm’s established senior advisers. Will quickly earned a strong reputation at Morgans building both a healthy client base of his own as well as one in partnership with the senior adviser with whom he still works closely. From 2016 to early 2020 Will served as the head of Morgans’ Retail Advisory business in Sydney and help increase the team size significantly. In early 2020 will and his wife and young family elected to return to Brisbane where Will currently serves as a mentor to several junior staff at Morgans, including an associate who will be Morgans first junior advisor to complete the FASEA program.

Stuart Holdsworth

Stuart Holdsworth

CEO
Financial Simplicity

Stuart Holdsworth has combined his extensive investment industry experience to become one of Australia’s thought leaders on managed accounts. Stuart is passionate about the growing consumer influences on the investment industry globally, and with Financial Simplicity,  has helped enable over $30Bn in a myriad of managed account propositions (SMA, IMA, MDA, UMA) both here in Australia and internationally. Stuart is the CEO of Financial Simplicity, a member of the RegTech Association,  and also a founder of the Institute of Managed Account Providers in Australia.

Narelle Hooper

Narelle Hooper

Editor-in-Chief
Company Director

Narelle grew up in country NSW, where her family ran a dairy farm and a pub and her mum worked nightshift as a maternity sister. She was the first in her family to go to university and has been an enthusiastic learner in the world of ideas ever since.

During more than two decades as a business journalist and editor she has worked for Australia’s leading media groups including the ABC, Fairfax Media and SBS TV and has interviewed everyone from the PM to the head of the Reserve Bank and global business leaders. She is Editor-in-Chief of the award winning Company Director magazine, published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a non-executive director at The Ethics Centre and an adviser to HR platform mwah.live – making work absolutely human.

Among previous roles, she was Editor of the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine and founding co-chair of the Financial Review’s Women of Influence Awards

In 2015 she co-authored New Women New Men New Economy (Federation Press) which shows how inclusive cultures drive innovation and sustainable growth.

Narelle studied journalism at Canberra University, has a Masters in Management (Financial Management) from MGSM. She was on the steering committee that brought the Global Summit of Women to Sydney in 2018 and is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Mark Hoven

Mark Hoven

CEO
AdviserRatings

Mark joined Adviser Ratings in November 2017, working closely with founder Angus Woods to reposition the company into a data-driven financial technology business. He has worked in the retail wealth management industry for the last 23 years in investment research, ratings and data-analytic businesses with roles spanning research, business development, product development and executive management. He spent 11 years with Standard & Poor’s, establishing and growing a start-up managed funds investment research business to top two in Australia before running the global business based in London. Most recently as Head of Wealth Segment at Equifax, he worked with leading super funds, life insurers, advice licensees, stockbrokers and wealth-tech platforms on data-driven digital solutions to improve customer engagement / acquisition, business growth, operating efficiencies and risk management. Mark’s experiences have embedded a strong appreciation for the power of data, ratings and benchmarks to help set standards, provide transparency and improve confidence. Applied to the financial advice industry through the Adviser Ratings platform, it has the potential to build greater trust in and expose more consumers to the long-term benefits of good advice. Mark has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from FINSIA, a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) from University of Melbourne, and is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a current member of the ASFA NSW State Executive Committee.

Senator the Hon Jane Hume

Senator the Hon Jane Hume

Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology

Jane Hume is a Liberal Party Senator from Victoria, having been elected in July 2016. Born and raised in Melbourne, Senator Hume has 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 Advisor at Australian Super. She has also served on a number of boards including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Federation Square, and Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia. Upon entering the Senate, she was immediately appointed Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics (Legislation). Outside of her career pursuits, Senator Hume enjoys swimming, reading, and most of all, spending time with her three children, Harry, Charlie, and Imogen. Following the Coalition election victory in May, Senator Hume was made Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology.

Vic Jokovic

Vic Jokovic

CEO
Chi-X

Mr Jokovic joined Chi-X in January 2018. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Chi-X, Mr Jokovic was with Deutsche Bank for over 26 years, most recently as Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Markets Debt and Equity .Mr Jokovic was a senior member of the Deutsche Bank Executive Committee, a number of Global and Regional Executive Committees and was most recently a Board Member of Wilson’s stockbroking, Craig Investment partners NZ and Deutsche Securities Australia Ltd.

The Hon Stephen Jones MP

The Hon Stephen Jones MP

Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services

Stephen Jones is the Federal Member for Whitlam. He was first elected to the Federal Parliament in 2010 representing the Southern Illawarra seat of Throsby. He was re-elected at the 2013 election and elected to the re-named seat of Whitlam in the 2016 election. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Macquarie University. Prior to entering the Federal Parliament he worked as a community worker for various front line disability services, youth and health services and as a lawyer with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and as the Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).

Eylem Kamerakkas

Eylem Kamerakkas

Head of Managed Accounts Product, Wealth Product & Technology
Macquarie Group

In this role, Eylem leads the strategic direction and growth of Macquarie’s managed accounts suite of products. She manages a team of experienced product managers and technical specialists and has presided over the growth of more than $4.4bn in managed accounts FUA over the last couple of years.

Having started her career as a financial services and regulatory lawyer, Eylem has intricate knowledge of the e2e advice value chain as well as the creation, structuring, distribution and management of financial products, gained from working across global and domestic institutions and regulators.

David Locke

David Locke

Chief Ombudsman and CEO
Australian Financial Complaints Authority

David Locke started as Chief Ombudsman and CEO at the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) on 25 June 2018. David was previously Assistant Commissioner Charity Services at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Prior to the ACNC, David was the Executive Director of Charity Services at the Charity Commission of England and Wales. David has also worked as an adviser to several international governments on the regulation of non-government organisations.

Ronan Leonard

Ronan Leonard

Head of Wealth Market Development, Pacific
Refinitiv

Ronan’s role is to drive the wealth strategy for the region, identifying industry trends and suitable partners for Refinitiv’s open data platform and building integrated adviser and investor solutions. He works closely with retail brokers, dealer groups, private wealth management firms and platforms. Ronan has worked with financial software vendors for a decade including business development roles across stockbroking, financial planning and private wealth. He has a BA Honours degree in Finance. A proud Irishman, Ronan migrated to Australia in 2007 on a working holiday visa, met a Brisbane girl and now has two kids.

Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Burman Invest

Julia Lee has 20 years of experience in financial markets. Julia has worked in various market facing roles, including as an Equities Strategist with Bell Direct for 11 years. Her passion in markets is in combining fundamental and technical analysis to analyse companies. Julia Lee is one of Australia’s best-known financial experts providing financial commentary to SKY News, Bloomberg, CNBC, ABC, Sunrise and on the radio and internet. She has also hosted several share market shows including “Your Money, Your Call”, “Equity Investor” and “Educated Investor” on SKY News, Sky Business Channel and the Your Money channel. She is a regular contributor to industry publications and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Julia Lee is on the board of directors for the Australian Stockbrokers Foundation. She has her Master of Business in Finance (MBus), is an accredited Derivatives Adviser 2 (ADA2(ASX)) and is RG 146 compliant.

George Lucas

George Lucas

Founder Managing Director/CEO
Raiz

Mr Lucas has over 30 years’ experience in the investment banking and fund management industry. His experience spans retail product strategy, managing investment risk, portfolio management, financial quantitative methods, and regulatory compliance. Prior to founding Raiz Invest Australia, Mr Lucas was the Managing Director of Instreet Investment Limited; the Chief Investment officer of Mariner Financial. He has been a director of two listed investment trusts and was the head of the London equity derivative trading and structuring for First Chicago. He has been a regular presenter at finance industry forums and Sky Business and has written a book and tertiary courses regarding the use of derivatives and quantitative trading models. Mr Lucas holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Daniel Madhavan

Daniel Madhavan

CEO
Impact Investing Group

Daniel joined Impact Investment Group in November 2017 with 15 years of experience working in finance and investment markets. He spent 12 years at one of Australia’s leading investment houses, JB Were (and Goldman Sachs JBWere). He worked across a range of different roles including Investment Advisor, Head of New South Wales, Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO. In 2014 he joined Impact Investing Australia as the inaugural CEO and led the organisation until March 2017. Impact Investing Australia is a non-profit organisation focused on supporting the development of impact investing as a market, a field and an ecosystem.

Mary Manning

Mary Manning

Portfolio Manager
Ellerston Capital

Mary is a member of the investment team and a Portfolio Manager for the Ellerston Asia Growth Fund, Ellerston Asian Investments (ASX:EAI) and the Ellerston India Fund. She has over 17 years’ investment management expertise and joined Ellerston in 2012. Mary first worked in Asia in 1997 and has been investing in the region since 2001. Prior to joining Ellerston Capital, Mary worked at Oaktree Capital in New York and Singapore. In Singapore, she was the sole person responsible for financial sector investments for the firm’s Global Emerging Markets Hedge Fund. Mary also worked as an investment analyst at Soros Fund Management in New York, the investment vehicle of George Soros. She focused on investments in the financial sector in the US, Asia, including Japan and Europe. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University Of Calgary, Canada.

 

Stefan Marcionetti

Stefan Marcionetti

Portfolio Manager
Magellan Global Trust

Stefan Marcionetti has worked as an Assistant Portfolio Manager on the global equities strategies since 2015. Stefan joined Magellan in 2013 initially in the Technology, Communications and Media team. Prior to Magellan, Stefan was an analyst at Gladstone Partners, a UK-based global equity long-short fund, and worked in Deutsche Bank’s investment banking team. Stefan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales. Stefan is a member of Magellan’s Investment Committee.

Craig Mason

Craig Mason

Executive Chair
Complii

Craig has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry in various capacities and has been involved in many major changes which have taken place and shaped the industry over this time. He has worked closely with ASX, ASIC and recently APRA more specifically in the areas of custody, third party trade execution and clearing associated services.

During his career,‎ Craig has established three third party clearing and trade execution businesses in Australia and held senior roles with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and BNY Mellon/ Pershing.

Craig has continued to work with the industry and its stakeholders to further enhance the important mid-tier and boutique broking segment with particular focus on the retail/ wealth management segment.‎

Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy

Founder & Executive Chairman
myprosperity

Peter McCarthy founded myprosperity in 2011, after 20 years in the financial services sector. In 2011, with no solution available in the market, Peter set about developing a fintech software platform that connects advisers and accountants with their clients online, anytime, on any device (desktop & mobile app). The past eight years has seen myprosperity redefine how clients can track and manage their financial worlds in real-time, providing accountants and advisers with enormous efficiency savings, better engagement and new revenue opportunities. Prior to this, he worked for Zurich Australia and founded his own successful financial planning firm, Strategic Financial Management, which acted for clients with a combined net worth of over $1 billion.

Kelly-Ann McHugh

Kelly-Ann McHugh

Director, Asia-Pacific
MyComplianceOffice

Kelly-Ann is responsible for the growth and retention of the Asia-Pacific region, across Conduct Risk, Employee Compliance and Control Room compliance activities. She has 12 years’ experience in the compliance and risk management industry, including both as a practitioner and as a solution provider. Kelly-Ann’s recent experience has included managing regional product and sales teams for Financial Services Regulatory Compliance solutions. This included ensuring the region’s product requirements were discovered, designed and developed. Kelly-Ann has been a central part of global product management teams, working in conjunction with global sales teams to ensure they had the tools necessary for successful customer engagements. She graduated from the University of Auckland in Accounting and Information Systems, is a Certified Risk and information controls professional and in a previous life was once a Chartered Accountant.

Jacob Mitchell

Jacob Mitchell

CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager
Antipodes Partners

After over twenty years of investment management experience, Jacob founded Antipodes Partners in March 2015, a global asset manager (~US$6bn AUM) with an investment team based in Sydney and London offering a pragmatic value approach. Antipodes aims to grow client wealth over the long-term by generating absolute returns in excess of the benchmark at below market levels of risk by taking advantage of the market’s tendency for irrational extrapolation to identify investments that offer a high margin of safety and build portfolios with a capital preservation focus. Prior to founding Antipodes, Jacob spent 14 years at Platinum Asset Management where he was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer jointly responsible for the firm-wide investment process and a Portfolio Manager of the flagship Platinum International Fund.

Martin Morris

Martin Morris

Head of Distribution and Director
Praemium Australia

Martin has 29 years of industry experience spanning both Australia and the UK markets, where he has held national roles in both product distribution and AFSL management. Martin has attained his MBA, is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and is an accredited behavioural sales coach. His role at Praemium includes the responsibility of mentoring and managing the distribution team to grow the Praemium platform and suite of solutions by helping advisers build more profitable, engaging and sustainable businesses. Martin has developed a number of thought leadership pieces helping advisers to understand how to build successful client engagement models.

Laszlo Peter

Laszlo Peter

Head of Blockchain Services Asia Pacific
KPMG

Laszlo Peter leads KPMG’s blockchain services practice for Asia Pacific. His mandate is to work with clients to co-develop distributed ledger solutions in Australia and internationally.

Laszlo has over 20 years experience with large corporates, technology start-ups and professional services organisations, bringing expertise from banking, securities trading and fintech start-ups for 4 different countries.

He enjoys working on all levels, from developing strategies with senior executies to talking code and design with subject matter experts.

He has degrees in mathematics and computer science, and a diploma in management from MIT Sloan.

Nicole Roberts

Nicole Roberts

Manager, Risk & Governance
Morgans Financial

Nicole Roberts has over 25 years’ business experience and is a seasoned risk management professional. Engaged by Morgans Financial in 2014, Nicole specialises in identifying, evaluating and mitigating current and future risk for the organisation and related entities. The role encompasses review and assessment of Morgans corporate governance framework in alignment with the strategic focus of the business. Nicole commenced her career with the analysts’ team at BZW brokers in London and has experience across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Morgans, Nicole held senior positions in the arts and hospitality before returning to financial services. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Law from Bond University and is a member of the Governance Risk Compliance Institute.

Helen Rowell

Helen Rowell

Deputy Chair
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Helen Rowell was appointed as Deputy Chair of APRA in November 2015, and reappointed for a further five-year term from 1 July 2018. Mrs Rowell joined APRA in 2002 as General Manager, Industry Technical Services and held a number of senior roles, including General Manager, Diversified Institutions Division, General Manager, Policy Development and Executive General Manager, Supervisory Support Division prior to her appointment as APRA Member, with primary responsibility for superannuation, from 1 July 2013. Mrs Rowell was the Chair of APRA’s (cross-divisional) general insurance industry group from 2006 to 2011, and has represented APRA at various subcommittees of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, on the FSB’s Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness Group and was previously co-Chair of the Joint Forum Financial Conglomerates Committee. Mrs Rowell is currently the APRA representative on the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions, and was appointed President of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors in November 2019. Prior to joining APRA, Mrs Rowell was a partner at the international consulting firm Towers Perrin; she is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Roger Samuel

Roger Samuel

Senior Vice President, Equity Research
Jefferies

In his role as Senior Vice President in the equity research department, Roger covers the telecom, media and technology sectors. Prior to joining Jefferies in 2019, Roger was at CLSA, Nomura and Goldman Sachs covering TMT, small caps and healthcare sectors for 12 years. Roger is highly ranked by institutional investors and he was awarded the best stock picker by StarMine in 2017 and 2018 in telecom and IT services, and online media services. Roger is a CFA charter holder and a Board member of CFA Society of Sydney where he is responsible for candidate services and technology. Roger received a scholarship and graduated from the University of Melbourne.

Dominic Stevens

Dominic Stevens

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
ASX

Dominic Stevens was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX in August 2016. He was an independent non-executive director of ASX from December 2013 until his appointment as CEO.

Dominic has broad experience working in capital and derivatives markets. He is familiar with the challenges and opportunities presented by Australia’s growing pool of funds under management, and the increasing reach of global regulation.

Prior to ASX, Dominic was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Challenger, having previously held senior roles overseeing Challenger’s capital, risk management and strategy.

Dominic began his career at Bankers Trust Australia where he ultimately held responsibility for the Australian derivatives business and Bankers Trusts’ global metals and agricultural commodity derivatives businesses.

Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay Tanner

former Federal MP for Melbourne

Lindsay Tanner was Federal MP for Melbourne 1993-2010 and Minister for Finance and Deregulation 2007-2010. He also held various shadow portfolios in Opposition including Finance, Communications and Transport. Since leaving politics in 2010, Lindsay has served as Special Adviser to Lazard Australia and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at Victoria University. He is chairman of Certes Corporation, a non-executive director of Suncorp Group, and President of Essendon Football Club. Lindsay has published nine books and lives in regional Victoria.

Kate Turner

Kate Turner

Responsible Investment Specialist
First Sentier

Kate Turner is a Responsible Investment Specialist at First Sentier Investors. Kate supports the governance of responsible investment and integration of ESG factors across the organisation and engages with clients and stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand to communicate First Sentier’s approach to responsible investment. Prior to joining First Sentier Investors, Kate was an Associate Director at Sustainalytics leading its business in Australia and New Zealand, and has previously held roles at ICBC Standard Bank Plc in London and Baker & McKenzie in Sydney. Kate holds Bachelor of Laws degree and Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with First Class Honors and University Medal from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Scott Webster

Scott Webster

Managing Director, Head of Platforms and Institutional Funds Group
UBS

Scott joined UBS in 1996.  He was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Australasian Equities in 2001 and has been Managing Director, Head of Platform Solutions Group since 2011.

Prior to UBS, Scott worked at Deloitte.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of New south Wales.  He has also completed his Professional Year through the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He was appointed to the SAFAA Board in November 2015.

Jamie Wickham

Jamie Wickham

Managing Director
Morningstar Australasia

Jamie Wickham is responsible for leading Morningstar’s business in Australia and New Zealand and working closely with local senior management to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients and investors. Previously, Wickham was head of products and client solutions, Asia-Pacific, responsible for Morningstar’s product development and client solutions activities and teams in the region. Prior to that, Wickham was based in Morningstar’s London office and served as head of global data and research products, where he led the company’s managed investment, equity, and market data feed capabilities. Wickham has over twenty years’ experience in the financial information and research industry with management roles spanning product, operations, sales, and technology. He began his career as the founding employee of Aspect Financial in 1997, a provider of equity data and research, and went on to become the general manager of Aspect Huntley, which was the result of a merger between Aspect Financial and Huntleys’ Investment Information in 2003. He held that position through the acquisition of Aspect Huntley by Morningstar in July 2006. Wickham holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.