Wednesday 14 October – Thursday 15 October 2020
Citi's Annual Australia and New Zealand Investment Conference is the largest investment conference in Australia and will host over 1000 institutional investors, fund managers, CFOs, and CEOs from around the globe. The two-day virtual event will be opened by The Hon Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia, before a multitude of sessions hearing from some of the most influential leaders to discuss major issues affecting markets, including insight from policy makers, economists, analysts, political leaders and CEOs of some of Australia's most enterprising corporations.
Josh Frydenberg was elected to the Australian Parliament in 2010 as the Member for Kooyong. He is the seventh person since Federation to hold this seat.
In August 2018, he was appointed Treasurer, having previously served as Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Assistant Treasurer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister since the 2013 election.
Wayne Byres was appointed as a Member and Chair of APRA from 1 July 2014 for a five-year term. He was subsequently reappointed for a second five-year term commencing 1 July 2019.
Mr Byres' early career was in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which he joined in 1984. After more than a decade with the RBA, including a secondment to the Bank of England in London, he transferred to APRA on its establishment in 1998. Mr Byres subsequently held a range of senior executive positions in APRA, covering both its policy and supervisory divisions. In late 2011, Mr Byres left APRA to take up the appointment as Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the global standard setting body for banks based at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. He held this position until his return to Australia in mid-2014.
Mr Byres is APRA's representative on the Payments System Board, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, the Basel Committee and its oversight body, the Governors and Heads of Supervision.
Michael L. Corbat is Chief Executive Officer of Citi, the world's global bank, with approximately 200 million customer accounts and activities in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.
Since becoming CEO in 2012, he has focused on leveraging Citi's unique global network to serve its institutional and consumer banking clients with an emphasis on strong execution and the highest ethical standards. In the process, Mr. Corbat has made Citi a simpler, smaller, safer and stronger institution. Citi has improved the quality and consistency of earnings, and Mr. Corbat is committed to creating shareholder value by serving Citi's stakeholders and fulfilling Citi's mission of enabling economic growth and progress.
Mr. Corbat has been at Citi and its predecessor companies since his graduation from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1983. Prior to his current role, Mr. Corbat was CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa where he oversaw all of Citi's business operations in the region, including consumer banking, corporate and investment banking, securities and trading and private banking services. Previously, Mr. Corbat served as the CEO of Citi Holdings, Citi's portfolio of non-core businesses and assets. In this role, he oversaw the divestiture of more than 40 businesses and divested more than $500 billion assets, reducing risk on the Company's balance sheet and freeing up capital to invest in Citi's core banking business.
Mr. Corbat has also served as the CEO of Citi's Global Wealth Management unit and was Head of the Global Corporate and Global Commercial Bank at Citi, a role in which he led the firm's efforts to provide best-in-class financial services to top-tier multi-national corporations and financial institutions around the world.
Mr. Corbat has been honored by several civic and cultural organizations. He serves as Chairman of The Clearing House Association Supervisory Board and Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Forum. He is also an executive committee member of the Partnership for New York City, a permanent board member of the Bank Policy Institute, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
Dmitry Balyasny is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Balyasny Asset Management, L.P. (BAM), a global investment firm founded in 2001 focused on delivering consistent, alpha-driven returns through a multi-strategy, multi-PM approach. Dmitry is an active risk taker and chairs BAM's Investment Committee. He began his trading career with Schonfeld Securities in 1994. Dmitry holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Loyola University in Chicago. He is involved in a variety of philanthropic activities in Chicago, Illinois.
Candida "Candi" P. Wolff is Managing Director and Citi's Head of Global Government Affairs. She is responsible for the company's government affairs globally, including U.S. Federal, U.S. State, and international government relations.
Ms. Wolff is responsible for identifying priority policy issues that may impact Citi's structure, operations, clients and employees. She is charged with defining Citi's position and developing advocacy and execution strategies on these issues.
Prior to joining Citi in May 2011, Ms. Wolff was a partner in the Legislative and Policy Practice at the law firm of Hogan Lovells where she represented clients in legislative matters before the Congress and the Administration. Her private-sector experience also includes time as a partner at Washington Council Ernst & Young, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, and as an Associate in the Public Policy and Law section of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.
Additionally, Ms. Wolff has more than 20 years of government relations experience in key public and private sector positions. Most notably, from January 2005 to December 2007, she served in the White House as the Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs – the first female to have ever held this position.
As President George W. Bush's principal liaison to Congress, Ms. Wolff had the primary responsibility for formulating and advocating the President's agenda in Congress. The position included advising the President and his cabinet on legislative strategy regarding economic, domestic, international and national security issues.
Ms. Wolff also served as head of legislative affairs for Vice President Cheney and worked for eight years in the U.S. Senate in senior staff positions in the Republican Leadership and as tax counsel to former Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming.
Ms. Wolff has been recognized multiple times by American Banker Magazine as one of the leading women in the banking industry and by National Journal and Washington Life Magazine as one of the most influential women in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Wolff is a member of the Board of Easter Seals, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, and the advocacy network of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Ms. Wolff earned her B.A. in mathematics and political science from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.
Richard MCGREGOR is a senior fellow for east Asia at the Lowy Institute, Australia's premier foreign policy think tank, in Sydney and a former Financial Times bureau chief in Shanghai, Beijing and Washington D.C. He has also been posted in Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. His book, The Party, on the inner-workings of the Chinese Communist Party, published in 2010, was called a "masterpiece" by The Economist. Translated into seven languages, The Party was chosen by the Asia Society and Mainichi Shimbun in Japan as their book of the year in 2011. His book on Sino-Japanese relations, Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of US in the Pacific Century, published in 2017, was called "shrewd and knowing" by the Wall Street Journal and the "best book of the year" by the Literary Review in the UK. In 2018, it was awarded the Prime Minister of Australia's award for best non-fiction book of the year. His last book, Xi Jinping: The Backlash, was published in 2019. McGregor was a visiting scholar at the Wilson Center and George Washington University in Washington from 2014-2016.
Christian is Assistant Governor and General Manager of Economics, Financial Markets and Banking.
He is responsible for formulating monetary policy, providing liquidity in financial markets, managing the foreign reserves, operating interbank payment and settlement systems, and the circulation of currency.
Prior to taking up the role in 2019, Christian was part of the team that established Harbour Asset Management, which was awarded Morningstar New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Before this, Christian spent 9 years at the Bank of England, where he held senior positions including Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Chief Manager of Sterling Markets and Head of Market Intelligence.
Christian graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Commerce (Hons) majoring in Economics.
Dig joined Cochlear in 2000 and has a wealth of experience across the Company in roles including Chief Operating Officer, SVP, Manufacturing and Logistics and President, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Cochlear, Dig worked for Boral and Boston Consulting Group. Dig is a member of the Male Champions of Change STEM group. He was appointed as President of Cochlear on 31 July 2017 and became CEO & President on 3 January 2018.
Dr Colin Goldschmidt is the Chief Executive Officer of Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology and its parent company, Sonic Healthcare. He is a pathologist by qualification but spends his time in corporate and laboratory management. Dr Goldschmidt trained in pathology at St George, Royal Prince Alfred and St Vincent's Hospitals, obtaining his pathology Fellowship in 1986. He joined the Douglass practice in 1987 as a histopathologist and became Medical Director in 1989, before being appointed to his current management positions in 1993. Dr Goldschmidt has based the global expansion of Sonic Healthcare on a unique platform of Medical Leadership and has committed Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology and all Sonic Healthcare subsidiaries to a rigorous strategy of professional excellence, staff fulfilment and ethical practice.
Mark was appointed Group Executive – Chief Financial Officer at Medibank in January 2017.
Mark is responsible for the finance, actuarial, treasury and investor relations functions across Medibank and has more than 20 years of experience spanning health and financial services.
Before joining Medibank, Mark held the role of General Manager, Group Performance and Planning at National Australia Bank (NAB) since 2013, where he was responsible for management reporting, performance management, planning and forecasting, and capital allocation. Preceding this, Mark was General Manager, Group Development.
Prior to this, Mark was responsible for Group Strategy and Development for the Mayne Group, a diversified healthcare, pharmaceuticals and pharmacy business, where he was accountable for the management of the Group's strategy, capital management and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that role, Mark led Group Investor Relations at Mayne Group.
Mark is a director of East Sydney Private Hospital.
Li-Gang Liu is a Managing Director and Citi Research's Chief Economist for China. Based in Hong Kong, he has over two decades of experience in public and private financial institutions. Prior to Citi, he was Chief Economist for Greater China at ANZ Bank in Hong Kong for over six years. His earlier roles include positions at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, and the World Bank and Peterson Institute for International Economics, both in Washington D.C. Li-Gang was named economist of the year by China Business News in 2012 and 2014; he was awarded as one of the most accurate macro forecasters by China Securities Weekly in 2013; and he has also earned top rankings in Asian research in Australia-based research polls. Li-Gang holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics (Cum Laude with High Honors) from the University of Maryland, College Park, and both a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He has published in many peer-reviewed academic journals on topics in international trade, finance, and macroeconomics.
Ben Franzi is an expert in eCommerce and the online retail industry with a detailed understanding of industry trends and growth areas domestically and internationally.
In his current role, Ben is responsible for developing eCommerce platforms and integrating them into the marketplace to drive volume for eCommerce buyers and sellers. Key areas of focus include building new eCommerce marketplaces and platforms helping Australian merchants sell overseas and developing innovative tools to help businesses grown.
Prior to this, Ben was responsible for driving the strategic direction of Australia Post's parcels and freight services as it shifted from a mail service provider to an eCommerce service provider.
Ben has been with Australia Post for over 12 years in a combination of finance, operational, transformational and strategy roles. Before joining Australia Post, Ben was with Deloitte Consulting, specialising in strategy and customer, channel and product profitability solutions.
Daniel oversees the day to day operations of Accent Group. He has over 30 years of retail experience and was formerly the CEO of Sanity Music and part owner of the Ghetto Shoes sneaker business. Daniel has been with Accent Group since 2006 and CEO of Accent Group since March 2015.
Brad was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Group in February 2016 following his appointment as Managing Director of Woolworths Food Group in March 2015. Prior to this, Brad was the Director of the Group's Liquor business between 2012 and March 2015. Brad joined the Group in 2011 after the acquisition of Cellarmasters Group, a direct wine retail and production company, where he was Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2011. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Director, and later a Non-executive Director at Tyro Payments, and a Vice President and Director with The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a core member of their retail practice for 15 years.
Ruslan Kogan founded Kogan.com in 2006 and has been its CEO since its inception, growing the business into Australia’s leading Pure Play Online Retailer. In doing so, he sparked a retail revolution in Australia. He has won many awards including The Age Most Influential People, The Australian Top 5 Young Chief Executives, Virgin Top Guns in Tech, and Australian Retail Association Retail Innovator of the Year.
Professor Hugh White AO is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra. Before joining ANU he was an intelligence analyst, a journalist, a senior ministerial and prime ministerial staffer, and a senior official in the Australian Defence Department, where from 1995 to 2000 he was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence. He was the principal author of Australia's 2000 Defence White Paper. His recent publications include Without America: Australia's future in the New Asia , and How to defend Australia .
Philip Lowe is Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Mr Lowe holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Comm (Honours) in Economics/Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He has authored numerous papers, including on the linkages between monetary policy and financial stability. He commenced as Governor on 18 September 2016.
He is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years at the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues.
Mr Lowe is Chair of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a director of The Anika Foundation. He is also Chair of the Committee on the Global Financial System of the Bank for International Settlements.
Robert Buckland is a Managing Director and Chief Global Equity Strategist. He heads up Citi Research's extensive network of equity strategists across the world's major financial centres. Robert's regular Global Equity Strategist publication sets out Citi's views on equity markets and is widely read by investors. Before joining the firm in 1998, he was Head of UK Equity Strategy at HSBC James Capel. Prior to that, Robert was a company analyst, Economist and strategist at NatWest Securities, starting in 1989. Robert received a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol.
Matthew James is a Managing Director with Citi Research and Head of the Global Spread Products Strategy team, having joined the firm in 2019. Matthew has over 25 years of experience on both the sell-side and buy-side, in both European and US markets. Prior to joining Citi, Matthew provided strategic and asset allocation advice to a variety of institutional investors, including hedge funds, pension funds and multi-family offices. From 2006 through 2017, Matthew was a senior strategist and partner with two large, global hedge funds, most recently managing the firm's global research team and serving on the executive committee. Prior to his tenure in hedge funds, Matthew spent 12 years as a sell-side credit analyst in both New York and London, for both J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, covering various sectors but primarily the TMT space. Matthew began his career as an analyst with Goldman Sachs. Matthew holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Georgetown University. Matthew enjoys photography and surfing.
Aris co-founded Moula to provide a fast and friendly way to give small businesses access to capital. Aris spent over 15 years working in banking, and prior to that experienced the challenges faced by small business first-hand within his family business. Aris has an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from Monash University.
Joseph is a career international banker who has held executive positions at NAB, ANZ, CIBC World Markets, Citibank and Lloyds Bank. As Group Executive/Divisional CEO, NAB Business Banking from 2008-14, Joseph was responsible for leading Australia's largest and most profitable Business Bank and SME franchise. At ANZ from 2000-4, Joseph developed a ‘Wall St. to Main St.' strategy bringing advisory and private equity capabilities to the SME market. From 2004-7, Joseph was ANZ's Managing Director, Global Client Relationships.
Joseph holds a MSc (Finance), MBA, MSc International Management (China), MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies and MBA (Banking) degrees from University of London, London Business School and University of Nottingham in China. Joseph is an Adjunct Professor at University of Queensland Business School and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at Kings College, London. He is a fellow of FINSIA, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and authored three books: ‘Corporate Governance & Shareholder Wealth Creation' (2003), ‘Chinese Firms Going Global – Can They Succeed? (2018) and ‘Breaking the Banks – What went wrong with Australia's banking? (2019).
Joseph was a Director of Football Federation Australia (FFA) from 2010-2018 and has five international football caps for Scotland at youth level.
Hiran joined IFM Investors in 2007 and is the Co-Portfolio manager of IFM's Diversified Credit Strategies focused on the Asia-Pacific region. Hiran's experience combines skills across the private and public credit products with knowledge in credit research, trading, hedging and risk management. Hiran's transaction knowledge spans project finance, structured and securitised credit and corporate lending. Hiran also spent a number of years in London, helping to establish IFM Debt Investment's European presence and focusing on infrastructure related debt investment opportunities.
Hiran previously worked for Bank Australia with responsibilities for treasury operations as well as trading, hedging and management of Bank Australia's liquid assets portfolio, financial modelling and prudential compliance.
Hiran holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Monash University) and is a CFA Charterholder.
Responsible for single-stock, macro thematic and derivative idea generation to internal and external client base using proprietary research, overlaid with quantitative analysis including style factor modelling, short-interest data, volatility analysis, credit-equity correlations, and macro overlay. Alexander also provides event-driven counsel on special situations, pre-event and risk arbitrage trades as part of the Central Risk Desk. Ideas are disseminated via his weekly Citi Edge and ad hoc publications, which has become a flagship product within Citi Equities. Prior to joining Citi, Alexander was a portfolio manager for 5 years, running a fund focusing on fundamental special situations, value + catalyst and distressed events. Alexander started his career at JPMorgan in cash and derivative sales. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Joint Honours in French and Economics.
Peter has over 30 years of experience in the debtor finance industry with experience in audit and credit, international factoring, client management and sales.
In 1988, Peter joined the Bank of Scotland Debtor Finance business in a sales role and was appointed as Head of Sales for England and Wales in 1991.
In 1993, Peter joined Scottish Pacific (then owned by Bank of Scotland) in Perth, Australia and in 1997 Peter joined AGC, the Debtor Finance arm of Westpac, before establishing Benchmark Debtor Finance in 1998.
Over 7 years Benchmark continued on a growth path which culminated in the acquisition of Scottish Pacific Business Finance in October 2007.
In July 2016, Scottish Pacific Group (SCO) successfully listed in the ASX300. In December 2018, Scottish Pacific Group became a private business with Affinity Equity Partners.
Peter has remained CEO and a shareholder and heads the business with offices around Australia, New Zealand and China and today Scottish Pacific has grown into one of Australasia's largest specialist providers of working capital, working with thousands of business owners from start-ups through to large SMEs, helping them to grow.
Vikram Prasad is the Global Head of Credit Trading. The businesses he runs include Investment Grade, High Yield, Loans, Distressed and Macro trading in corporate credit. The teams are based in New York, London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo. Prior to this, Vikram was the Global Head of Structured Credit, Credit Markets and the Credit Counterparty Trading Desk. The team was responsible for globally trading CLOs, investment grade cds, credit indices/ETF/TRS, credit options, bespoke tranches and structured solutions. Additionally, he was responsible for capital and notional optimization across Credit Markets. Before joining Citi in 2006, Vikram worked at Deutsche Bank. He has a BAS in Computer and Cognitive Science and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mike Newton is Managing Director of Cross-Asset Strategy, based in New York. He joined Citi in May 2017. Mike began his professional career at the Bank of England. He was a member of HSBC's Asian economics and strategy team from 2000 to 2004 before relocating to the United States to run the bank's global EM FX strategy business. He has since been a macro trader at Citadel and Caxton, and most recently was CIO for equities at the Cambridge Strategy LLC. Mike was educated at King's College, University of Cambridge
Peter Harbison is Chairman of CAPA-Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation), which is today the world's largest publisher of B2B commercial aviation information and analysis. Peter established CAPA in 1990. It now produces the leading range of executive analysis, numerous newsletters, data and information reports, covering the global airport, air navigation services and airline industries. CAPA's Knowledge Centre also presents major conferences on key aviation topics and provides education and training courses for the aviation and tourism industries.
Peter is an aviation lawyer, consultant and commentator on industry issues. He frequently speaks at industry events and presents private high-level executive briefings to airlines, airports, suppliers and consultants.
His career in aviation comprises more than 40 years, in government and in industry, including two years with the Australian mission to the International Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal and 10 years at a senior level in the International Air Transport Association, IATA, in Geneva.
Over the past 20 years, he has conducted more than 200 consultancy projects in aviation, including airport privatisations, airline startups, strategy formulation and regulatory development. He has authored and/or edited numerous reports on the aviation industry, including a recent comprehensive 300-page report on the global low cost airline industry. Peter Harbison was formerly Chairman of IATA's World Aviation Regulation Monitoring Group, President of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and an IATA Travel Agency Commissioner.
Brett Cairns became Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Financial Group in 2018. From 2015 to 2018, Brett was Executive Chairman of Magellan, having been Non-Executive Chairman of Magellan Financial Group since 2013 and having served on the boards of Magellan Financial Group and Magellan Asset Management since 2007. Brett was formerly co-head of the capital markets group within structured finance at Babcock & Brown, which he joined in 2002. Brett was also a former managing director and head of debt capital markets for Merrill Lynch in Australia, where he worked from 1994 to 2002. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Brett spent three years with Credit Suisse Financial Products, the then derivatives bank of the Credit Suisse group.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours), a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sydney.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Challenger Limited
Richard Howes was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Challenger Limited in January 2019. Richard has previously held a number of senior executive roles at Challenger since joining the company in 2003, including Chief Executive of Distribution, Product and Marketing, Chief Executive of Challenger's Life business and Chief Investment Officer.
Richard has over 25 years' financial services experience. Prior to joining Challenger, he held senior roles at Zurich Capital Markets, Macquarie and Bankers Trust where his primary responsibility was providing risk management solutions to major companies and institutions globally.
Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce (hons) in Finance and Accounting and a Bachelor of Economics and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Lakshman was appointed AMP's Chief Investment Officer in July 2019. Prior to AMP Lakshman was Head of Portfolio Management at Credit Suisse, spending close to a decade managing global multi asset portfolios across various risk profiles, as well as designing and implementing bespoke strategies for Credit Suisse's client base. Lakshman has also worked on the Institutional side having managed Institutional portfolios at BT Funds Management and Principal Global Investors. Lakshman's investment experience stretches across all major asset classes and regions including alternatives and derivative strategies, with experience in both product design, portfolio management, research and trading.
Danny Price is a founder and Managing Director of Frontier Economics. Danny is a leading expert in energy economics, with extensive experience advising governments, regulators, private utility companies and investment firms. He specialises in power sector modelling, power trading and hedging, performance assessments, industry reform, regulation, asset sales and acquisitions, and greenhouse policy. He has led major projects on energy industry regulation and reform in Australia and internationally. In addition, he has acted as an expert witness in economics in the Federal Court and the Australian Competition Tribunal.
Mr John Welborn was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2015. Mr Welborn is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Welborn is a Director of the World Gold Council (appointed 2017), a non-executive director of Equatorial Resources Limited (appointed 2010), and Chairman of Orbital Corporation Limited (appointed 2014).
Mr Welborn is Chair of the Environment and Community Development Committee and the Safety, Security and Occupational Health Committee.
Craig Scroggie is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NEXTDC, Australia's leading Data Centre-as-a-Service company and the provider of premium data centre solutions to local and international organisations. Under Craig's leadership, NEXTDC has grown from a start-up technology infrastructure company to an ASX Top 100 company recognised as one of Australia's fastest-growing technology companies.
Dr. Ben Greene was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer at EOS in 1986. He also serves as a member of the board for a number of organisations include the Prime Ministers Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, Space Industry Innovation Council, Wertner Pacific Laser Tracking Network and Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems.
David Singleton (B.Sc) was appointed Austal's Chief Executive Officer in April 2016, following four years as a Non-Executive Director of the company.
As a member of the Austal Board, David drew upon his highly relevant defence industry experience and business expertise to proactively contribute to the company's growth since 2011.
Stephen is Joint Principal of SydneySlice. He joined SydneySlice 9 years ago after 18 years in the financial markets both in Sydney and overseas. Born and bred in Sydney Stephen is passionate about Sydney property and bought his first property when he was 23 years old.
Stephen brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to SydneySlice and this is evident in all his business dealings.
Andrew Whitson was appointed Group Executive & CEO Communities on 1 July 2013. Mr Whitson oversees Stockland's 56 Residential Communities with a portfolio of 76,000 lots and an approximate end value of $21.4 billion, and our 62 Retirement Living villages with a development pipeline of over 3,500 units as at 30 June 2019.
Mr Whitson joined Stockland in early 2008 as Regional Manager for Greater Brisbane and Far North Queensland. He was appointed General Manager Residential, Victoria in July 2009 and in November 2012, his role expanded to include New South Wales. He was Group Executive and CEO of the Residential business in 2013 before his role was expanded to lead both our Residential and Retirement Living businesses as the combined Communities function in August 2018.
Andrew is the Chair of the Residential Development Council of Australia and a Director of the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.
Matt Heine was the fifth employee to join Netwealth in July 2001 – an ASX-listed financial services and technology company started by his family to service investors and the financial planning industry. The Melbourne-based company was founded in 1999 and is now led by Matt and his father Michael as joint managing directors. With 20+ years of wealth management experience, Matt drives strategy, product, innovation and growth initiatives across the business in addition to overseeing sales, marketing, product and technical services. Netwealth is not owned or aligned with any banks or other financial services groups and has become one of the fastest-growing wealth management businesses in Australia. It is rated No.1 for customer satisfaction and analysts continually rate their technology as best-in-class*.
Stuart Veitch is the Head of Mortgages Risk at Citibank and is responsible for managing the consumer mortgages credit risk framework, with oversight responsibilities for secured credit acceptance and the mortgages collections strategy/process. With a background in statistics, Stuart began with Citibank as a mortgage portfolio analyst in 2003, then the mortgages credit policy manager before taking up his current role in 2013.
Anthony is a Strategist on Citi's credit trading desk in Sydney and covers a broad spectrum of issuers including banks, insurance, IG corporates to high yield issuers. Anthony joined Citi in 2014, having previously served as a Credit Strategist at Deutsche Bank in Sydney. He started his career in Goldman Sachs Hong Kong in 2005 where he was a credit research analyst focusing on public and private credit markets in the Asia Pacific, covering situations including the default wave of the 2008 financial crisis, the advent of the Chinese high yield market and Japanese EPCOs following the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Anthony is a CFA Charterholder and is a graduate from the University of New South Wales. For the past four years, Anthony has been ranked amongst the top 3 credit strategists by Kanganews.
James is a Partner in Deloitte Consulting's Technology Strategy & Transformation practice specialising in Cloud Enabled Business Transformation. James focusses on helping some of the world's largest corporations plan and execute cloud investment to achieve business outcomes, and manage the financial maturity of their technology function to realise return on investment.
Jamie Pherous founded Corporate Travel Management Limited (CTM) in Brisbane in 1994. He has built the Group from its headquarters in Brisbane to become one of the world’s largest travel management companies.
Prior to establishing CTM, Jamie Pherous was employed by Arthur Andersen, now Ernst & Young, as a qualified Chartered Accountant, specialising in business services and financial consulting, notably in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates.
Derek is the Group Executive for Defence and Social Infrastructure at Ventia, following Ventia’s acquisition of Broadspectrum in June 2020. Prior to this appointment Derek has spent 17 years working with Broadspectrum in a range of roles including Contract Manager, General Manager and Executive General Manager.