Essential Treasurer – Melbourne

Session 1

ESG Financial Products


  • Andrew Palacios – Executive Director, Institutional Banking & Markets, Commonwealth Bank

Accounting Implications & other considerations for ESG Financial Products


  • Andrew Marriot – Director Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
Session 2

Bank Relationship Management

Dealing with your bank: in good times and difficult times

In the good times, you need to:

  • Understand how bank credit teams view business/corporate lending. Why it is different from home lending.
  •  Accept Bank credit assessment takes time and quality information
  • Interact with the bank transparently to make the process work

In difficult times, there are actions corporates can take to help get the right outcome

  • Open and honest communication.
  • Sound financial hygiene including cashflow controls, three-way financial forecasts (with achievable assumptions) and a well thought out corporate strategy.
  • Have a plan to reduce debt – sale of non-core assets etc


  • Lindesay Brine – Associate Dean, Curriculum & Learning, Macquarie University
  • Michael Korda – Partner, KordaMentha
Session 3

Payments Evolution

The evolution of payments, from use of cash and cheques through to NPP and QR codes. What isISO200022 and implications, NPP use cases, E-Invoicing, use of blockchain as a payment technology and the future of payments


  • May Lam – Partner Payments, EY
  • Carolyn Young – Head of Payments & Cash Management Solutions AU & PNG, ANZ
  • Luke Wilson – COO, AusPayNet


  • Kurt Smith – Technical Director, ACTA
Session 4


  • What is it
  • Risks and regulatory focus
  • Ways to mitigate risk for borrowers & issuers


  • Martin MacDonald – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills