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ESSENTIAL TREASURER 2021

The Australian Corporate Treasury Association together with EY and Lygon brings you, Essential Treasurer, in 2021.

In 2021 Essential Treasurer will be a hybrid event, taking place in Sydney and live-streamed across Australia for all Members to view and ask questions live. 

This annual event aimed to provide the attendees with the latest updates, need-to-know information, and what is important and topical right now in Treasury.

Essential Treasurer 2021 covered off the following topics:

Presentations:

 


 

 

 

 

 

Essential Treasurer Series 2020

Essential Treasurer Series 2020

The Finance and Treasury Association together with EY, will again present the Essential Treasurer Series for 2020.

The Essential Treasurer Series is the FTA’s annual session to update its members and other interested parties in what is important and topical right now. 

The Essential Treasurer Series will take place in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Melbourne and with speakers from Greensill, Bloomberg, and EY discussing:

  • Key market information
  • Technology – automation, TMS implementation, NPP/Payments
  • Benchmark rates – practical to do’s, regulation, options
  • Preparing for a zero interest rate environment
  • Innovative alternative funding solutions

Register now to ensure your place – networking drinks will follow the program.

Dates and Locations:

The Series will be hosted at EY in each respective city.

Sydney – Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Brisbane – Tuesday 10th March 2020

Perth – Thursday 12th March 2020

Melbourne – Monday 16th March 2020

Time:

Essential Treasurer Series: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (local time)

Networking Drinks: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (local time)

Cost:

FTA Members have access for free to the Essential Treasurer Series.

Non-Members can access the Series for a fee of $50 (inc GST).

Full-Time Students interested in Treasury can access the Series for a fee of $20 (inc GST)

Essential Treasurer Series 2019 – Speaker presentations

Essential Treasurer Series 2019 – Speaker presentations

Thank you to our sponsor

The FTA, together with EY held the Essential Treasurer Series in March 2019 visiting members in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

With regulatory and economic disruptions affecting organisations, treasury teams are required to be responsive and resilient. The sessions were focussed on uncertainty in financial markets and an update on key industry news affecting the Treasury profession.

Download copies of the speaker presentations

Session 1: Commonwealth Bank – Economic Update

Sydney presentation by Stephen Halmarick

Melbourne presentation by Kristina Clifton

Perth presentation by Gareth Aird

Brisbane presentation by Belinda Allen

Session 2: Treasury of the Future

Presentation by Ian Walford – Perth

Presentation by Chris Nelson – Brisbane

Session 3: IBOR by EY and Bloomberg

Presentation by Nick Burrough, Bloomberg

Presentation by EY

Session 4: Leasing Update

Presentation by EY

Exchange March 2019

The March Exchange Newsletter is out now! The newsletter covers upcoming CPD events including Essential Treasurer and Fundamentals, and a blog post from our WA Chapter Chair sharing tips for the modern treasurer.

Exchange February 2019

The February Exchange Newsletter is out now! The newsletter covers International Women’s Day events, liquidity insights from JP Morgan Asset Management, funding opportunities for women in finance and more.

Events

Essential Treasurer 2023 – Perth

The Essential Treasurer Series is back and in-person only for 2023.

 

Join us in Perth as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills. 

Be sure to register to ensure you don’t miss out on Essential Treasurer in 2023. 

 

PERTH

Session One: Treasurer Panel Discussion

  • Dane Birdseye FCTA – GM Corporate Finance, Pacific Energy
  • Tracy Lam CCTA – Treasury Manager, Imdex Limited
  • Luke Derham CCTA – Treasury Manager, Strike Energy

MC: Kurt Smith CCTA– Technical Director, ACTA

 

Session Two: Your Debt Tool Kit

  • Martin MacDonald – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Q&A: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, ACTA

 

Session Three: Trade in emerging markets Locations

  • Richard Harvey CCTA – Head of Treasury at CBH Group

  • Ian Walford CCTA – Group Treasurer at Macmahon

  • Edwin Ho MCTA – Group Treasurer, Perenti Group

 

  • Facilitator: Andrew Jenkin CCTA – Director, Client Risk Solutions at Commonwealth Bank

Session Four: Carbon Pricing

  • Vic Jansen CCTA – Director, Treasury Risk Management Services, KPMG

Q&A: Kurt Smith CCTA– Technical Director, ACTA

Networking drinks to follow.

 

Details:

Date: Friday 24th November 2023

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Networking: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills – Level 11, 1 The Esplanade, Perth

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

Women In Treasury group: $25 (inc GST)

 

Thank you to our event partner Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2023.

Essential Treasurer 2023 – Sydney

The Essential Treasurer Series is back and in-person only for 2023.


Join us in Sydney as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills. 


Be sure to register to ensure you don’t miss out on Essential Treasurer in 2023. 

 

SYDNEY

Session One: Geopolitical

  • Cameron Mitchell – Head of Geopolitical Risk, ANZ

Q&A: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, ACTA

 

 

 

Session Two: Your Debt Toolkit

  • Adam Roberts – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Melita Cottrell – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Q&A: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, ACTA

 

 

Session Three: Treasurer Panel Discussion

  • Paula Dupuy FCTA – Treasurer, Lion

  • Asrar Rahman FCTA – Group Head of Treasury, Ramsay Health Care

MC: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, ACTA

 

Session Four: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

  • Nick Burrough MCTA – ESG Specialist, Bloomberg

Q&A: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, ACTA

 

 

Networking drinks to follow.

 

Details:

Date: Tuesday 21st November 2023

Time: 1:00PM – 5:00 PM AEDT (1:30pm start)

Networking: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills – ANZ Tower, Level 34, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

Women In Treasury group: $25 (inc GST)

Thank you to our event partner Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2023.

Essential Treasurer 2023 – Brisbane

The Essential Treasurer Series is back and in-person only for 2023.

 

Join us in Brisbane as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills. 

 

Agenda topics will be announced in coming weeks, so be sure to register to ensure you don’t miss out on Essential Treasurer in 2023. 

 

Session One: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

  • Nick Burrough MCTA – ESG Specialist, Bloomberg

 

Q&A: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Session Two: Your Debt Toolkit

  • Phillip McMahon – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Q&A: Kurt Smith  CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Session Three: Treasurer Panel Discussion

  • Iain Ascough CCTA – Group Manager Capital & Treasury, BDM Holdings
  • Renee Harvey CCTA – Treasury Manager, Star Entertainment Group
  • Byron MacKenzie – Group Financial Reporting Manager, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises

MC: Kurt Smith CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Session Four: Treasury, Trends and Technology

  • James Conway CCTA – Global Client Advisory, HSBC
  • Lauren Aldridge CCTA – Global Treasury Payment Solutions Leader, Flight Centre Travel Group

 

Q&A: Kurt Smith  CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Networking drinks to follow.

 

 

Details:

Date: Friday 17th November 2023

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (for a 1:30pm start)

Networking: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills – Level 31, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane 

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

Women In Treasury group: $25 (inc GST)

 

Thank you to our event partner Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2023.

Essential Treasurer 2023 – Adelaide

The Essential Treasurer Series is back and in-person only for 2023.

 

Join us in Adelaide as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by ANZ.

 

Be sure to register to ensure you don’t miss out on Essential Treasurer in 2023. 

 

Session One: Treasurer Panel Discussion

  • David Braham CCTA – Head of Treasury and Corporate Finance, ElectraNet

  • Bruno Bellon MCTA – Group Treasurer, SA Power Networks

MC: Ben Leaver – CEO, ACTA

 

Session Two: Key Legal Documentation, Funding Structures and Associated Issues

  • Brendan Smith – Partner, Baker McKenzie

Q&A: Ben Leaver – CEO, ACTA

 

Session Three: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

  • Nick Burrough MCTA – ESG Specialist, Bloomberg

Q&A: Ben Leaver – CEO, ACTA

 

Session Four: Innovation

  • Cindy He – Industry and Innovation Manager Institutional Division – Transaction Banking, ANZ

Q&A: Ben Leaver – CEO, ACTA

 

Networking drinks to follow.

 

Details:

Date: Tuesday 14th November 2023

Time: 1:00PM – 5:00 PM AEDT (for a 1:30pm start)

Networking: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: ANZ – Level 3, 83 Pirie Street, Adelaide

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

Women In Treasury group: $25 (inc GST)

Thank you to our event partners ANZ and Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2023.

 

Essential Treasurer 2023 – Melbourne

The Essential Treasurer Series is back and in-person only for 2023.

 

Join us in Melbourne as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills. 

 

Be sure to register to ensure you don’t miss out on Essential Treasurer in 2023. 

 

Session One: Geopolitics

  • Cameron Mitchell – Head of Geopolitical Risk, ANZ

Q&A: Kurt Smith, CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Session Two: Treasurer Panel Discussion

  • Alice Van Der Geest, FCTA – Group Treasurer, Telstra
  • Michael Larkin, CCTA – Chief Executive Officer, Treasury Corporation of Victoria
  • Diane Crossley, CCTA – Treasurer, Powercor and CitiPower

MC: Kurt Smith, CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Session Three: Funding Docs

  • Martin MacDonald – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Q&A: Kurt Smith, CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

 

Session Four: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

  • Nick Burrough, MCTA – ESG Specialist, Bloomberg

Q&A: Kurt Smith, CCTA – Technical Director, Australian Corporate Treasury Association

  

 

Networking drinks to follow.

 

Details:

Date: Friday 10th November 2023

Time: 1:00PM – 5:30 PM AEDT (for a 1:30pm start)

Networking: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills – Level 24, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $55 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

Women In Treasury group: $25 (inc GST)

 

Thank you to our event partner Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2023.

Essential Treasurer 2022 – Sydney

We are back and in-person for the Essential Treasurer Series 2022.

Join us in Sydney as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by EY.

 

ESSENTIAL TREASURER 2022 – SYDNEY

1:30pm

Doors Open

1:45pm

Introduction – Ben Leaver, CEO, ACTA

2:00pm

Session 1

ESG Financial Products

Presenters:

  • Lachlan Cramey – Director – Client Risk Solutions, Commonwealth Bank
  • Andrew Palacios – Executive Director, Institutional Banking & Markets, Commonwealth Bank



Accounting Implications & other considerations for ESG Financial Products

Presenter:

  • Stefania Cubelic – Director Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY

2:45pm

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) anda well thought out corporate strategy.

· Have a plan to reduce debt – sale of non-core assets etc


Presenters:

  • Lindesay Brine – Associate Dean, Curriculum & Learning, Macquarie University
  • Ryan Rabbit – Partner, KordaMentha

3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm

Session 3

Payments Evolution

The evolution of payments, from use of cash and cheques through to NPP and QR codes. What is ISO200022 and implications, NPP use cases, E-Invoicing, use of blockchain as a payment technology and the future of payments


Panellists:

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

Moderator:

  • Lindesay Brine – Associate Dean, Curriculum & Learning, Macquarie University

4:45pm

Session 4

Greenwashing

· What is it

· Risks and regulatory focus

· Ways to mitigate risk for borrowers & issuers

Presenter:

  • Steven Catanzariti – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Melita Cottrell – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

5:30pm

Networking Drinks

7:00pm

Event ends

 

Details:

 Date: Thursday 17th November 2022

 Time: 1:45PM – 5:30 PM AEDT

 Networking: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT

Venue: EY Sydney

Level 34, 200 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

 

Cost:

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $110 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

 

Thank you to our event partners EY & Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2022. 

Essential Treasurer 2022 – Melbourne

We are back and in-person for the Essential Treasurer Series 2022.

Join us in Melbourne as we cover the issues that are front of mind for Treasurers, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills

 

ESSENTIAL TREASURER 2022 – MELBOURNE

1:30pm

Doors Open

1:45pm

Introduction – Leanne Evans, VIC State Chapter Chair, ACTA

2:00pm

Session 1

ESG Financial Products

Presenters:

  • Lachlan Cramey – Director – Client Risk Solutions, Commonwealth Bank
  • Andrew Palacios – Executive Director, Institutional Banking & Markets, Commonwealth Bank

 

 

Accounting Implications & other considerations for ESG Financial Products

Presenter:

  • Andrew Marriot – Director Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY

2:45pm

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) anda wellthought out corporate strategy.
  • Have a plan to reduce debt – sale of non-core assets etc

Presenters:

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

3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm

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

 

Panellists:

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

Moderator:

  • Kurt Smith – Technical Director, ACTA

4:45pm

Session 4

Greenwashing

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

Presenter:

  • Martin MacDonald – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

5:30pm

Networking Drinks

7:00pm

Event ends

 

Details:

 

Date: Monday 21st November 2022

Time: 1:45 PM – 5:30 PM AEDT

Networking: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills – Level 24, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

 

Cost:

 

ACTA Members: Free 

Non-Members: $110 (inc GST) 

Non-Member (Full Time) Students: $25 (inc GST)

INFINZ Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

 

Thank you to our event partners EY & Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of the Essential Treasurer Series in 2022.