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Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council Australia
Lisa Annese has been Chief Executive Officer for Diversity Council Australia since 2 June 2014. In this role, she leads a team of professionals to: Lead debate on diversity in the public arena Develop and promote the latest diversity research, t...
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Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, CEO and Founder, Tech Girls Movement
Dr. Beekhuyzen's unwavering commitment to advocacy has seen her awarded on the world stage as a Westpac/Fairfax 2016 100 Woman of Influence, the 2016 Griffith University Sciences Alumnus of the Year, 2016 Advance Queensland Digital Champion, 2014, AI...
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Dr Vincent Bicudo De Castro, Lecturer in Accounting, Deakin University
Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro started his academic career in his native Brazil, earning two Bachelor degrees and a Master before gaining his PhD in Accounting at Monash in 2014 with his thesis, ‘The relationship between subjectivity in performance ev...
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Melissa Browne, CEO, A&TA and The Money Barre
Melissa Browne is an author and serial entrepreneur. She is CEO of the award-winning accounting and advisory firm A&TA (Accounting & Taxation Advantage), CEO of the financial planning business for 28-48 year olds who want to financially grow ...
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Jo-Ellen Burston, CEO and Founder, Inspiring Rare Birds
Jo Burston is the founder and CEO of Job Capital a company she grew from nothing to $40M in less than 5 years with a team of 12, co-founder and director of Phronesis.Academy and founder of the entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds. Rare Bird...
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Lisa Claes, CEO, Corelogic International
Lisa has more than 20 years of fnancial services experience at an executive level across general management, strategy, sales, operations and corporate governance. Lisa joined CoreLogic in 2016 as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. Early in...
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Kathy Cummings, Consultant/Finance Executive
Kathy’s career in Financial services and Retail banking spans 30 years, culminating as an Executive General Manager within the CBA Retail Banking Leadership Team . Kathy established Commonwealth Bank's mortgage broker business from start-up to mark...
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Tony Dormer, Managing Director, Kreston Dormers
Tony is the founder and Managing Director of Kreston Dormers. His entrepreneurial style and ability to ‘think outside the square’, has enabled Kreston Dormers to provide clients with a level and style of service that is unique among business advi...
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Naomi Flutter, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank, Pro-Chancellor, ANU
Naomi is the Head of Trust and Agency Services (TAS) for APAC. TAS includes the corporate trust and depositary receipts businesses for the Bank. She is also the local head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division for Australia and Ne...
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Eli Glotzer, National Segment Head - Accounting and Financial Services, Macquarie Bank
National Segment Head - Accounting, Macquarie Group Eli has over 13 years' experience in the banking industry through providing structured solutions in business banking, vehicle and equipment finance, as well as leading national sales and sales sup...
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Professor Paul Kofman, Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce, Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Melbourne
Paul Kofman (PhD Erasmus University Rotterdam) was appointed Professor of Finance at The University of Melbourne in 2001. In 2012, Professor Kofman became the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.  Paul’s research interests and publicati...
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Stephen Koukoulas, Managing Director, Market Economics
Stephen Koukoulas is Managing Director of Market Economics, a firm he established in January 2012 in response to the need for independent macroeconomic analysis. Stephen has a rare professional experience with 30 years as an economist in government,...
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Andrew McMahon, Research and Analytics Executive Manager, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Andrew leads the team that is responsible for the data management, analysis, benchmarking and research functions of the Agency. A key aspect of Andrew’s role is unlocking the potential of the Agency’s world leading dataset through internal insigh...
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Lisa Montgomery, Consumer Finance Specialist and Advocate
With more than thirty years experience in the lending and finance sectors, Lisa Montgomery is a respected leader, commentator and consumer advocate within the Australian financial services industry. In 2004 Lisa joined Resi Mortgage Corporation as H...
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Sascha Moore, Director, Create Design & Marketing
Sascha Moore is a marketing specialist, who focuses on providing highly strategic, creative solutions – predominantly to the financial services and legal industries. Sascha has extensive experience in Australia and the United States with developing...
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Dr Karen Morley, Principal, Karen Morley & Associates
Dr Karen Morley is a recognised expert on unconscious gender bias. Her book, Gender Balanced Leadership: An Executive Guide, identifies critical success factors and practical actions to increase women in leadership. Karen has worked with organisatio...
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Professor Fariborz Moshirian, Director of the Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School
Professor Fariborz Moshirian is the Director of the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) in the UNSW Australia Business School, Sydney. Fariborz was the Bertil Danielsson Professor of Finance for 2006 (the Stockholm School of Economics and Nordea Bank)...
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Sally Moyle, CEO, CARE Australia
Sally joined CARE Australia in November 2016 as the Chief Executive. Sally has had extensive experience in international development policy and practice, and almost twenty years’ experience addressing gender issues both domestically and in internat...
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Cathy O'Connor, CEO, Nova Entertainment
Cathy O’Connor is the Chief Executive Officer of NOVA Entertainment (formerly dmg RadioAustralia).Cathy entered the radio industry in sales roles at Sydney’s 2SM and 2GB in 1985. Hermanagement career began at Austereo in 1991 where she held the r...
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Guy Pearson, CEO/Chairman/Angel Investor, Practice Ignition/Interactive Accounting/8+ fintech startups
Guy Pearson is a Chartered Accountant, a Tax agent with 15 years experience in public practice (8 as a Director) and a self confessed geek as a lover of numbers and technology. His mantra is “Utilitarianism” - the greatest good for the greatest n...
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Dr Maryam Safari, Lecturer of Accounting, RMIT University
Dr Maryam Safari is a lecturer in accounting in the School of Accounting at RMIT University, Melbourne. Maryam's PhD research focused on Australian corporate governance and financial reporting quality. Maryam’s current research focuses on corporate...
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Liz Stamford, Head of Policy, Audit and Insolvency, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Ms Stamford has 30 years’ experience working in professional environments in the UK, USA andAustralia.Since November 2012 she has been Head of Audit Policy, then Audit and Insolvency Leader, atChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, drivin...
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Vicki Stylianou, Executive General Manager, Advocacy and Technical, Institute of Public Accountants
Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)Executive General Manager, Advocacy & Technical Vicki is currently employed by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), which is one of the professional accounting bodies in Australia, with over 35,000 memb...
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Professor Robert Wood, Director/Professor of Organisational Psychology, Cognicity/University of New South Wales
Robert Wood is the Professor of Organisational Psychology at the University of New South Wales and Director of Cognicity. His prior appointments include Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia. He completed his PhD in organisati...
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