Accounting Conference 2018 - Brisbane

Accounting Conference 2018 - Brisbane

 


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Silvio Giorgio
General Manager, Data Science & Strategy
Australia Post
Silvio is an energetic senior leader at Australia Post who was appointed by the Group CFO to disrupt from within. He is responsible for driving the vision and strategy of Finance & Commercial Services through innovation and behavioral change to support Australia Post’s aspirations to become a leading eCommerce business. He leads the Group Data Science capability on behalf of the enterprise, applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive modelling, robotics and other funky stuff with data to improve customer experiences and commercial returns. Silvio is also the co-founder of digital start-up, Partimer, the future of hiring, where jobs find people, with no job ads or job applications.
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Aletta Boshoff
Partner
BDO
As national leader of IFRS advisory at BDO, Aletta has over 25 years of experience in financial reporting and accounting, audit and assurance, corporate governance, accounting professional and ethical standards, learning and development, corporation law and other regulatory requirements. She also has experience in data mining/data analytics, professional ethics, risk management, as well as technical training presentations and publications.
Aletta has lectured at various universities and authored academic textbooks. Prior to joining BDO, she was the technical director at two large national networks and she also spent a number of years at the Australian Accounting Standards Board.
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Doug Niven FCA
Senior Executive Leader - Financial Reporting & Audit
ASIC
Doug is Senior Executive Leader, Financial Reporting and Audit of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He is responsible for the regulation of financial reports and audits under Australia’s corporations and securities legislation. This includes leading ASIC’s financial reporting surveillance and audit inspection programmes, financial reporting and audit policy, auditor registration and deregistration, enforcement matters concerning auditors, and digital reporting. Doug is a member of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators and Committee 1 of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions.
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Megan Millman FCA
Megan is the Chief Financial Officer of Bolton Clarke - one of Australasia’s largest and most experienced not-for-profit providers of independent living services for older Australians. Everything the organisation does has a focus on keeping clients connected to the people, activities and communities that are important to them. Megan started her career in audit at KPMG, and prior to Bolton Clark, spent over 10 years at Virgin Australia undertaking a variety of finance roles and special projects.
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Simon Dalgarno FCA
Leadenhall Corporate Advisory Pty Ltd
Simon has worked in the financial valuation industry for almost twenty years. He is a CA Business Valuation Specialist and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Since joining Leadenhall in 1998, he has specialised in the valuation of businesses and intellectual property. He regularly undertakes valuations as part of transactions and for purchase price allocation and impairment testing purposes.
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Petris Lapis
Director
Petris Lapis Pty Ltd
Petris has worked in accounting, law, academia, banking and training. She has several published books and hundreds of papers. She has studied commerce, law, coaching, NLP and hypnosis. Petris is a rower, a coach and a mum to two teenagers. She loves warm sunny days, great food, laughter, exercise and moments of calm.
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John Costanzo
Senior Manager
PwC
John is a Senior Manager in PwC's Assurance Advisory group advising clients on accounting and financial reporting matters. He focuses on financial instruments, derivatives, hedge accounting, leasing, and revenue recognition. He is skilled in consolidation, corporate finance, accounting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). John holds a bachelor of science with an accounting and finance focus from California State University.
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Tommy Viljoen
Partner, Risk Advisory
Deloitte
Tommy is a Partner of Risk at Deloitte and leads the Risk Advisory Security team. Tommy’s focus has been on providing practical and actionable Cyber Security solutions that embrace new technology in this digital age. Tommy has over 25 years’ professional experience, providing specialist Security and IT risk solutions including Security Transformation services, Cyber Security and Identity and Access Management. He has served clients across the Financial Services, Technology and Government sectors
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Brian Langsworth
BA (Psych Hons), Registered Psychologist
Peers and Players
Brian works with organisations to improve the performance and effectiveness of their people. He has designed and delivered a wide range of highly regarded development initiatives for employees, senior managers and leaders from a variety of multi-national firms. Before becoming a psychologist and facilitator, Brian worked as an actor and has a long list of acting credits in productions such as All Saints, Fiddler on the Roof and Danny Deckchair. With experience in both performance and psychology, and a long family line of Chartered Accountants, he brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to combine human behaviour and finance.
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Paul Hodge
Public Speaker
Paul is an inspirational public speaker, data visualisation specialist, information management practitioner, corporate advisor and project manager. He has lived and worked around the world, in Europe and countries including USA, Japan, Hong Kong, India and Australia. With more than two decades of experience in corporate advisory services and solution delivery, Paul is currently focused on delivering creative and engaging university and corporate data visualisation training, mentoring, and research, as well as directly managing the delivery of innovative information management strategies.
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Geoff Noble
Director
CFO Group
Geoff is a Director at the CFO Group, a boutique consultancy specialising in financial performance management solutions. Over the last 35 years Geoff has worked with large and complex organisations to help transform their financial performance management processes to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time with far greater efficiency. He has a passion for simplifying the design and implementation systems for planning, budgeting, forecasting, closing, consolidation, management reporting and analysis, financial reporting and financial disclosure. Geoff holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of London.
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Fiona Tschaut
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Crouch Innovation Centre
Fiona is the Founder of Lean Innovation and the Chief Operating Officer, Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, UNSW. She helps individuals, companies and startups harness the power of design thinking and lean to foster a culture of innovation, build creative confidence and shape the products, services, systems and spaces of the future. Fiona relishes the opportunity to support people and companies in translating challenges and questions into opportunities for innovation. She spent the first decade of her career working internationally designing and facilitating innovation sprints to push the boundaries of creativity, entrepreneurship and design-led innovation.
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Michael Alf
Michael Alf’s career has spanned over 25 years across a range of industries, continents and functions. Michael was Vice President with Capgemini in Europe, Asia and Australia and a Director within the KPMG Enterprise Advisory practice, with extensive experience in global, regional and local roles in IT leadership, consulting, transformation, business development and general management within the services business. He is now focused on working with managers, executives and corporate professionals to help them make a real impact in today’s fast-changing world speaking on topics including High Performance in the Digital Age. He is also the host of the Disciplined Disruption Podcast and author of multiple books on digital marketing and virtual summits.
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Vaibhav Namburi
Vaibhav is a tech entrepreneur, speaker, Fortune 500 consultant and engineering advisor. He has built products for billion dollar companies and has helped start-ups grow from 0 to 6 figures within months. He has taught over 24,000 students across the internet and runs numerous software boot camps. Vaibhav knows how to demystify the most complex technical concepts to any client, and has notably spoken at several entrepreneurial and engineering events.
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Justin Savaille
Managing Director
Management PT
Justin is the managing director of Management PT, a Brisbane-based management consulting firm. Management PT provides specialist services in the areas of facilitation, offshoring, leadership development, coaching, team building and behavioural profiling to organisations of all sizes, in Australia and beyond. With a background in management accounting, Justin most recently spent 9 years leading a large shared services team for a global engineering company. Justin is an experienced leader, facilitator and trainer with a passion for behavioural profiling and is accredited in Belbin Team Roles and Extended DISC. He coaches emerging and established leaders on managing high performing teams.
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Michael Macaulay
Director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies
School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
Michael Macaulay is the director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He is currently a visiting professor at the Universities of Sunderland, York St John in the UK and at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He has published extensively in the fields of integrity, ethics and anti-corruption in leading international journals. Michael was also the co-editor of the International Journal of Public Administration and currently sits on the editorial boards of several other journals. He is additionally the co-chair of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) permanent study group on ethics and integrity, and has worked with numerous government agencies and NGOs.
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David Cawley
Regional Director
Hays
David Cawley is Regional Director for Hays in NSW and has full operational responsibility for 7 suburban and regional offices, with over 50 recruitment staff across these locations. He is the State and ANZ Channel Lead for the Accountancy and Finance Specialist Business Operation which encompasses more than 150 consultants in over 40 locations. David began his career with Hays Education, based in the UK over 15 years ago. Here he was instrumental in establishing a number of new business areas and managed a number of outsourced public sector contracts. David has worked extensively across both the private and public sector within both the UK and Australia and has extensive experience within the temporary, contract and permanent markets.
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Michael Berrington
Founder and Chief Architect
IFRS System
Michael is the founder and chief architect of IFRS SYSTEM, and is regarded as a leading authority on the automation of statutory financial statements. Having worked at PwC, he later founded Financial Reporting Specialists, one of Australia’s leading non-accounting firm preparers of financial statements. Focused on building the best and easiest to use reporting software, he then developed IFRS SYSTEM in 2010, one of the only two statutory financial reporting solutions accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, and a system used by some of the largest companies in the world.
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Andrew Flannery FCA
Senior Finance Professional and CFO
Andrew has over 25 years of global experience. Over the past 15 years, he worked with the Flight Centre Travel Group as their global chief financial officer and most recently as executive general manager of Flight Centre’s corporate travel business. He began his career as an audit manager at EY and later was a director at Credit Suisse. Andrew is a fellow of CA ANZ and holds a bachelor of business, marketing and accounting from the University of Southern Queensland. He continues his education, currently studying design thinking and agile development.
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Lucas Cullen
Lucas is a full stack software and solidity developer, previously working for startups and banks has a background in mathematics. He first heard about bitcoin in 2011, started mining soon after that, and has been talking about bitcoin to who ever will listen ever since. He has worked with Accenture and the Monetary Authority of Singapore on “Project Ubin“, using JP Morgans enterprise Ethereum product “Quorum”. He now works with Consensys developing Ethereum clients like Quorum.
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