October 29: In-person and virtual tickets

2020 CFO Live

Hyatt Regency Sydney | Thursday October 29, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has been intensely felt across all sectors of the Australian economy, causing unprecedented business disruption and market dislocation.

For finance chiefs, this means a whole new range of new challenges in ensuring their businesses are sound, agile, compliant, and resilient enough to weather the storm.

The role of the CFO, already undergoing rapid transformation and expansion, is now even more critical as businesses look to finance teams to drive value through this crisis – and build better businesses for the future.

CFO Live, in association with the Group of 100, is The Australian Financial Review’s definitive event for the nation’s top finance chiefs. In 2020, we focus on the financial and operational strategies that will help businesses stay afloat and emerge strongly from the current crisis.

Australia’s most experienced and effective CFOs will share their insights on:

  • Capital management strategies
  • Tax legislation related to the current crisis
  • Business growth and scale-up strategies
  • Impairment and financial reporting
  • Investor reporting and the growth in ESG
  • CFO-led digital transformation
  • Tales from the field dealing with COVID-19’s impact on businesses

In-person and virtual attendance available.

Thursday October 29, 2020 Hyatt Regency Sydney


Angus Armour

CEO & Managing Director


Jolie Hodson



Gladys Berejiklian

Premier of NSW

Sue Morphet


Chief Executive Women

Janelle Hopkins


REA Group

Elissa Lippiatt


ECOVIS Clark Jacobs

Stephen Jack

MD & Vice President

Workday ANZ

Michael Schneider

Managing Director

Bunnings Group

Adam Beavis

Managing Director ANZ

Amazon Web Services

Ainslie van Onselen


Chartered Accountants ANZ

Inder Singh

Group CFO


Greg Peirce

Global Co-head of M&A



8:45 am Welcoming Remarks Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, The Australian Financial Review
9:00 am In Conversation | Gladys Berejiklian Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of NSW
Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, The Australian Financial Review
9:25 am Panel | The big picture Janelle Hopkins, CFO, REA Group
Ainslie van Onselen, CEO, Chartered Accountants ANZ
Michael Schneider, Managing Director, Bunnings Group
Stephen Jack, MD & Vice President, Workday ANZ
Jessica Gardner, News director, The Australian Financial Review
10:15 am In Conversation | Philip Knox Philip Knox, CFO, NBN Co
Tony Boyd, Chanticleer Columnist, The Australian Financial Review
10:40 am Morning Break
11:00 am Keynote Address | Taxation in the evolving post-COVID world Jeremy Hirschhorn, Second Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
11:25 am Panel | CFO state of the union Martyn Roberts, Group CFO, Ramsay Health Care
Anastasia Clarke, CFO, GPT
Lawrie Tremaine, CFO, Origin
James Daggar-Nickson, Deputy Editor Companies & Markets, The Australian Financial Review
12:05 pm In Conversation | Elissa Lippiatt Elissa Lippiatt, Director, ECOVIS Clark Jacobs
Edmund Tadros, Professional Services Editor, The Australian Financial Review
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Keynote Address | M&A – recovering from COVID Greg Peirce, Global Co-head of M&A, UBS
2:05 pm Panel | Investor reporting and the growth in ESG Nadine Lennie, CFO, Atlas Arteria
Tarun Gupta, Group CFO, Lendlease
Luke Heilbuth, Head of Strategy, BWD Strategic
Jonathan Shapiro, Senior Reporter, The Australian Financial Review
2:45 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm Keynote Address | The data driven CFO Adam Beavis, Managing Director ANZ, Amazon Web Services
3:40 pm Panel | CFO-led digital transformation Inder Singh, Group CFO, QBE
Andrew Cartledge, CFO, WiseTech Global
Rebecca Lowde, CFO, Afterpay
James Harkin, APJ Director, Workday Financials
Paul Smith, Technology editor, The Australian Financial Review
4:20 pm Panel | Pathways to CFO Sue Morphet, President, Chief Executive Women
Angus Armour, CEO & Managing Director, AICD
Ian Wells, CFO, Fortescue Metals Group
Jolie Hodson, CEO, Spark
Sally Patten, BOSS editor, The Australian Financial Review
5:00 pm Concluding Remarks Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, The Australian Financial Review