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Stewart Adams

Stewart Adams

Head of Legal
JB Were

Stewart is Head of Legal and Compliance for JBWere, a business he joined in early 2019.  Prior to joining JBWere, Stewart was Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley’s Australian wealth management division, a business acquired from Citigroup in 2009 where he also acted as COO. Stewart is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA qualification from University of Technology in Sydney.

 

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
CoreData

Jason Andriessen is managing director of CoreData, a global research and data analytics firm specialising in financial services.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services with roles across advice, portfolio management and marketing.  He spent more than ten years 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 Investment 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.

 

Judith Beck

Judith Beck

Founder
Financial Executive Women

Judith is Founder and CEO of Financial Executive Women (FEW) – FEW promotes the positive progression of women through experience, guidance and support. Judith developed FEW to recognise a need for the industry to provide a confidential base for women to obtain support and guidance from senior women and men in the industry who pass on their knowledge to help members realise their full potential. Now celebrating their seventh year, FEW is sponsored by several of Australia’s most successful Financial Institutions. FEW is nationwide and in 2018 Judith launched another new initiative called FEW Good Men, to include men as advocates to senior women in the industry. Judith’s goal is to ensure equality is for all and that experience is passed on at every level.

Judith was also the Founder and Managing Director of Financial Recruitment Group, a well known and successful Executive Search Specialist within Financial Services which was established for over 25 years. Judith successfully placed hundreds of candidates over the years at Senior to MD level within the industry. In 2017 to follow her passion of ensuring women have the right support systems to advance their careers, Judith decided her sole focus would be FEW. For more information on FEW – fewau.com

 

Michael Blomfield

Michael Blomfield

CEO
Investment Trends

Michael Blomfield 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).

 

Paul Bloxham

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist
HSBC

Paul is HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities and is a Managing Director. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies and a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets. Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers. In 2017, Paul’s team won Focus Economics awards for best overall forecaster for each of Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Australian National University’s Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul spent 12 years as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia. Paul holds a Master’s degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.

 

Aldo Boccalatte

Aldo Boccalatte

Organisational Enhancement Manager – Adviser & Branches
Morgans Financial

Aldo’s professional career has centred on the business imperative of delivering valued client experiences, influenced by employee capability, behaviours and engagement across Hospitality, Retail, Aged Care and Financial Service sectors. He has held senior leadership positions in Human Resources, Learning & Organisational Development and Change Management.

Currently second time round with Morgans Financial Limited in the role of Organisational Enhancement Manager working directly with their 500 advisers nationally.  Aldo’s current remit is enabling Retail Advisers to meet FASEA education requirements, adopting a new CRM platform and developing future branch office leaders.

 

Doug Clark

Doug Clark

Principal
Doug Clark Consulting

After working for ASIC, ASX, ANZ and HSBC, Doug has provided legal & compliance services to the stockbroking and financial services industry and regulators. He has been an expert witness in a number of disciplinary matters and market-related court cases and prosecutions in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. He has also worked in Policy for the predecessors to the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association, representing the industry in dealings with Government and other regulators.  As well as being a solicitor, he is a qualified workplace trainer, providing compliance training for stockbroking and financial firms and regulators.

 

Patrick Garrett

Patrick Garrett

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Six Park

Pat is the Six Park Co-Chief Executive Officer. He 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

Chief Executive Officer
FASEA

Stephen Glenfield is the Chief Executive Officer of 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.

 

Scott Haslem

Scott Haslem

Chief Investment Officer
Crestone Wealth Management

Scott Haslem is the Chief Investment Officer at Crestone Wealth Management, where he leads one of the largest investment specialist teams (with an average of 18 years industry experience) to support Crestone’s investment advisers and Crestone’s high net worth, family office and not-for-profit clients.

Scott was most recently Managing Director and Chief Economist, Head of Macro Research for Australia and New Zealand at UBS, where he worked for 20 years. While at UBS he was individually rated the number one broking economist for 10 of his last 11 years (Australian EastColes Equities Market Report).

Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in global financial markets and investment banking, providing extensive economics research and investment strategy across the equities and fixed income markets, engaging with fund managers, superannuation funds and wealth management clients.

Prior to joining UBS in 1998, he spent seven years working for the Reserve Bank of Australia, primarily in economic forecasting. Scott holds a degree with Honours in Economics from the University of Queensland and a Master of Economics degree from the Australian National University.

 

Grant Holley

Grant Holley

Managing Partner
Holley Nethercote Lawyers

Grant was a member of the Victorian Bar between 1986 and commencing Holley Nethercote in March 1995.  Grant’s practice has been predominantly in commercial law and financial services law.  He has represented many medium to large corporations in courts and tribunals at all levels.

Grant holds degrees in economics and law from Monash University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.  He is a fellow of the Resolution Institute, and is a graded arbitrator and accredited mediator.  A contributing author to a number of legal publications and journals, including the Law Book Company’s “Laws of Australia”; Butterworths’ “Halsbury’s Laws of Australia”, “Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents”, “Court Forms and Pleadings”, and Robson’s Corporations Law; Grant has also authored a book “Management and the Law”.

 

Michelle Inns

Michelle Inns

Chief Operating Officer / Sydney
Crestone Wealth Management

Michelle is the Chief Operating Officer at Crestone Wealth Management, one of Australia’s leading owner-operated wealth advisory firms. Crestone has more than 200 employees, including 78 investment advisers, and offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Having worked in the financial services and consulting industries for more than 18 years, Michelle has gained significant experience in complex projects, as well as technology transformation, change management, operations and human resources. During her career, she has worked in Australia and the UK for globally recognised businesses, such as Prudential and UBS.

In 2016, together with Crestone’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Chisholm, Michelle founded Crestone, where she was responsible for establishing and overseeing every aspect of Crestone’s operations, including its governance, operating model, technology and key strategic partnerships. She continues to work closely with the chief executive officer setting Crestone’s vision and operational strategy and translating these into actionable plans.

With her ability to see situations from a range of perspectives, Michelle oversees all facets of Crestone’s operations—from driving cost efficiency and managing capital expenditure, to creating a positive and inclusive culture. Her remit covers Operations, Technology, Human Resources, Facilities and the delivery of large projects. Michelle is committed to working closely with her team to ensure their continued growth and development.

Given the changes that the financial services sector currently faces, Michelle is passionate about using her influence to raise the bar for the level of service that wealth management clients can expect to receive. She holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Finance) and a Master of Business Administration.

 

Vic Jokovic

Vic Jokovic

CEO
Chi-X

Vic Jokovic joined Chi-X 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 as well as several 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.

 

Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Burman Invest

Julia Lee is the founder and Chief Investment Officer at Burman Invest. She 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. Julia 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.

 

David Locke

David Locke

Chief Ombudsman and CEO
Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

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.

 

Daniel Madhavan

Daniel Madhavan

Chief Executive Officer
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.

 

Stefan Marcionetti

Stefan Marcionetti

Portfolio Manager
Magellan Global Trust

Stefan Marcionetti is a Portfolio Manager of the Magellan Global Trust and 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.

 

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Executive Director, Technology
E&P

Paul leads the technology sector research for E&P, having initially joined Evans and Partners in 2018. He brings extensive research experience to his role, where he has responsibility for the technology sector, using his expertise to cover software, IT infrastructure and online companies.

Prior to his current position, Paul spent seven years at RBC Capital Markets as a lead analyst in the technology space, as well as covering utilities, infrastructure and transport. He also spent two years in equities research at CBA Institutional Equities as an associate analyst, covering utilities and infrastructure.

Paul originally began his financial services career at ANZ in corporate finance, covering diversified industrials and distressed companies at ANZ.

He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

 

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.

 

Melissa Nolan

Melissa Nolan

Compliance Manager & Company Secretary
E.L. & C. Baillieu Limited

I am a financial services professional with 30 years’ experience in financial services and stockbroking. I have a broad range of commercial experience with a focus on governance and compliance. My strengths include that I am committed to the outcome, a lateral thinker, approachable, and able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders both within and outside of her business. With a willingness to listen, learn and explain and to be involved, I am an ongoing learner – committed to being well informed about matters of concern to industry and to provide input and guidance across a variety of matters.

My focus is to remain up-to-date with financial services regulation, risk and emerging risk issues and general compliance matters. I have enhanced my work experience by undertaking further education throughout my career. I enjoy participating in industry-based committees and working groups to further enhance my experience.

 

Helen Rowell

Helen Rowell

Deputy Chair
APRA

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.

 

Jamie Wickham

Jamie Wickham

Managing Director
Morningstar Australasia

Jamie Wickham is managing director of Morningstar Australasia. In this role, he 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 of 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.