Hilton Sydney
Thursday
November 7, 2019

CFO Live

Amid a welter of regulatory, political, social and competitive pressures, CFOs are bracing for yet more change as their role evolves beyond the core finance function. The new mandate of finance chiefs entails strategic leadership, cross-function partnership and business transformation to drive value and create better businesses.

The Australian Financial Review is joining forces with the Group of 100 to host the inaugural CFO Live, the definitive event for the nation’s top finance professionals. The summit will gather the nation’s top CFOs to give voice to their unique operational and strategic perspectives on the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Australian businesses. 

Speakers

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

Alison Watkins

Group MD

Coca-Cola Amatil

Jessica Fries

Executive Chairman

The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project

Graeme Samuel

Chair

APRA Capability Review

Anthony Gianotti

CFO

Wesfarmers

Gillian Larkins

CFO

ASX

Alison Harrop

CFO

Dexus

Sherry Duhe

CFO

Woodside Energy

Nick Hawkins

CFO

IAG

Michelle Lopez

Head of Australian Equities

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Jeremy Hirschhorn

Second Commissioner

Australian Taxation Office

Vicki Brady

CFO and Strategy & Finance Group Executive

Telstra

Agenda

TIME SESSION PRESENTER
8:25 am Welcome Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, The Australian Financial Review
8:30 am Keynote | Opening Address Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance
9:05 am Panel | The big picture Alison Watkins, Group MD, Coca-Cola Amatil
Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project
Andrew Porter, President G100 and CFO, Australian Foundation Investment Company
9:45 am Keynote | Embedding sustainability in your business DNA: why integrated reporting matters Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project
10:15 am Morning tea
10:45 am Panel | CFOs state of the union Anthony Gianotti, CFO, Wesfarmers
Alison Harrop, CFO, Dexus
Sherry Duhe, CFO, Woodside Energy
11:10 am Keynote | Session to be announced soon
11:40 am Panel | CFO, disrupted Nick Hawkins, CFO, IAG
Gillian Larkins, CFO, ASX
Luke Bortoli, CFO, Afterpay
12:20 pm Networking Lunch
1:20 pm Panel | Lessons from Hayne Graeme Samuel, Chair, APRA Capability Review
2:00 pm Keynote | Tax in a transparent world Jeremy Hirschhorn, Second Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
2:30 pm Panel | How can CFOs better deal with investors Michelle Lopez, Head of Australian Equities, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Emma Goodsell, Portfolio Manager, Airlie Funds Management
3:05 pm Afternoon tea
3:35 pm Panel | Turbulent markets: CFO’s evolving role in managing risk and uncertainties Vicki Brady, CFO and Strategy & Finance Group Executive, Telstra
Brent Cubis, CFO, Cochlear
4:00 pm Panel | From CFO to CEO
4:40 pm Wrap Up Andrew Porter, President G100 and CFO, Australian Foundation Investment Company
5:00 pm End of Summit