8.30am Arrival Tea & Coffee and Registrations

9.00am to 5.15pm

Morning Session

Welcome, Acknowledgment of Country, Rules of Play

Are you Ready to Ride the Wave: Official Open, Tania Seary, Founder, The Faculty, Procurious and The Source

Opening Keynote: Riding the wave of Change, The Hon Mr John Howard OM AC

The Howard Government engineered a uniquely, prosperous economy – now hear from its leader on riding the turbulent waves of inflation, a new monarch, a change of government, a possible recession, access to human capital.

The Economy: Now its Crunch Time, Bill Evans, Economist and Head of Research, Westpac

How do you ride the wave of economic prosperity when inflation and a potential recession are rolling up fast? Learn from one of the country’s greatest economists, Bill Evans, and follow the trajectory we’re on and leverage the opportunities, dodge the risks and protect your team against future uncertainties.   

Net Zero Realities, Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel, National Leader, Decarbonisation Transformation, KPMG Australia

Net Zero  and Carbon Neutrality used to be great green ideologies – now they’re necessities. Just what is the impact of decarbonisation and a net-zero economy? There’s no better way to clean up and green up than with KPMG’s Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel. Get the latest data, trends, figures, and strategies from the international authority on Decarbonisation Transformation – and make it happen!

Directors in the Hot Seat, Rebecca McGrath, Chairman, Oz Minerals Ltd, Director Macquarie Group, Goodman Group, Investa Property Group, Scania Australia

What happens when you receive a takeover bid? How do you manage it internally and externally? Is there such a thing as business as usual? Join Rebecca McGrath, Chairman, Oz Minerals for this fireside chat with Chris Lynch, Board of Directors, Westpac and Former CFO and CEO as they discuss what happens when you received a take-over bid and all that goes with it.


Afternoon Session

The Road from CFO and Beyond, Dean Ireland and Katie Sumpton, Partners, Maritana

What kind of leader is actually needed and wanted – and what kind of leadership skills do you need? Maritana Partners Dean Ireland and Katie Sumpton, have recruited and placed innumerable senior leaders for boards, CEOs and the C-Suite. Hear from a national authority precisely what it takes, and where you should focus your energy.

Tackling Costs in an Inflationary Environment, Skipp Williamson, Founder and Managing Director, Partners in Performance

With the current economic landscape emerging after an uncertain pandemic path, companies are scrambling to deal with rising costs and interest rates. Skipp Williamson will share her insights on the steps you can take to tackle costs in the current inflationary landscape.

Closing Keynote

Role player. Legacy Shaper: Creating and Leading High Performing Teams, Tom Harley, CEO, Sydney Swans

Tom Harley’s leadership skills have been consistently praised and credited with helping transform team culture and setting standards for on and off-field behaviour. Tom will give you the top tips on just how you can not only lead high performance teams, but also create them.

5.15pm Wrap up and Close, Chris Lynch, Board of Directors, Westpac and Former CFO and CEO

5.30pm Networking Cocktail Event

7.00pm Gala Awards Dinner (Tickets for the Dinner are included in the CFO Forum Ticket)