Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli is one of Australia’s best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator. She is much sought-after as a speaker and MC, and combines a rigorous interviewing style with an often wicked sense of humour.

Virginia has held senior positions at the Age newspaper and the Bulletin magazine For eight years she hosted the Drive Program on 774 ABC Melbourne, and the Morning Program on 702 ABC Sydney. She has been the host of ABC TV's premiere news and current affairs program, Lateline, and a presenter on ABC TV's Sunday Arts.

She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.

Plenary Speakers

While training to become an Olympic aerial skier, Alisa Camplin completed a Bachelor of Information Technology degree and began her international career as a senior executive with IBM. Twenty years later, Camplin is a unique and contemporary leader, juggling a dynamic portfolio of sport, business and governance roles.

Winning for the first time at the 2002 SLC Winter Olympic Games, Camplin then set about surviving success to create sustainable repeat success. As a two time World Cup Grand Prix Winner, World Champion and World Record holder, Alisa Camplin returned from two back-to-back knee reconstructions to deliver a remarkable Bronze at the 2006 Torino Olympics.

Upon retirement, Alisa Camplin returned to the corporate world, where her global career with IBM spanned 16 years. She held a number of senior executive positions spanning business leadership, brand strategy, sales, business development and service delivery.

Dr. Bronwyn King is a Radiation Oncologist and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios. Her collaborative work with finance industry executives has contributed to 33 Australian superannuation funds implementing tobacco free investment mandates, with >$1.5 billion tobacco stocks divested.  This work inspired the Global Task Force for Tobacco Free Portfolios, a 2015 initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control, backed by the World Health Organisation.

Bronwyn is the honourary Tobacco Control Ambassador for Cancer Council Australia, an Australia Day Ambassador and an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia.  Bronwyn represented Australia in swimming and served as Team Doctor for the Australian Swimming Team for ten years.  In 2014, she was one of the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence.

Margo Lydon is the Chief Executive Officer of SuperFriend – Industry Funds Forum Mental Health Foundation. SuperFriend delivers targeted workplace programs, initiatives, resources and research to improve the mental health and wellbeing of ‘all profit to member’ superannuation fund members. Actively supported by the Supporting Partner Group Insurers and Superannuation Funds, Margo’s work intersects with the Mental Health, Superannuation and Life Insurance sectors.

Margo has a Bachelor of Business Degree (Marketing) from University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mike Woods is Professor of Health Economics at UTS and Adjunct Professor at UC. He has had a long career in economics and public finance in the Commonwealth and the two Territories. He is also currently a Senior Advisor to the OECD on policy development. From 1998 to 2014 Mike was a Commissioner, then Deputy Chair, of the Australian Productivity Commission. Mike presided on over 20 national policy inquiries, including the Australian Health Workforce, Caring for Older Australians and Science and Innovation.

Mike has worked extensively in China on issues of fiscal reform and social insurances reform. He was previously the Under Treasurer for the ACT and a member of the Australian Statistical Advisory Board

Sharanjit Paddam is the Convenor of the Climate Change Working Group of the Actuaries Institute, and a member of the Climate Change Working Party of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, and a Principal at Deloitte. He has acted as Appointed Actuary to four insurers and has over twenty years’ experience in the general insurance and accident compensation industries. His joint paper with Professor Andy Pittman, Climate Scientist at UNSW, and Jon Harwood at Suncorp entitled “Can Actuaries Afford to Ignore Climate Change?” won the Taylor Fry Silver Prize at the General Insurance Seminar in 2014.

Colin Barnard started his career at Peugeot UK in a variety of roles including manufacturing, logistics and sales before he became hooked on digital marketing when he became head of, what was then called, "New Media". Joining Google in 2006 he has been working with Automotive, Retail and Financial Services companies to help them evolve their marketing strategies in response to the Digital Revolution. 

The thing keeping Colin up at night is the need for constant innovation in the face of the ever-increasing consumer expectations, driven by technology. He thinks most Aussie businesses are aware of the challenges they face but need a help to restructure and refocus their efforts to truly stay ahead of the game.

Oliver Moore is Client Partner for Facebook, Australia & New Zealand. Oli joined Facebook in March 2014 and is responsible for helping clients in Melbourne across a broad range of industries to identify and leverage the business opportunities on Facebook’s platforms. 

Prior to Facebook Oli spent 7 years at Experian working with brands to leverage data, analytics and digital marketing to deliver highly personalized marketing strategies.

Adam Driussi is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quantium, widely regarded as Australia’s leading data analytics firm. 

Established in 2002, Quantium now has 500 staff working with many of the world’s leading brands to power new business possibilities via data, analytics and technology.  Key clients and partners include leading brands such as Woolworths, NAB, Foxtel, Facebook, News Corp, Google and Qantas. Quantium recruits many of the brightest minds in data science and technology from within Australia and across the globe.

An actuary with over 20 years of experience, Adam has overall responsibility for the day to day operations and strategy at Quantium.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.  He speaks regularly on various data analytics related topics and was awarded Actuary of the Year in 2013 by the Actuaries Institute for his work in data analytics.

Born in Sydney, Adam is married with two children.

  Justin Passaportis is is GoGet Carshare's General Manager for Victoria and South Australia.Since his appointment two years ago, the size of both the fleet and membership base across Melbourne and Adelaide has more than doubled to almost 500 vehicles and at least 15,000 members.

His work with local government, developers and businesses has helped establish carshare's place as an integral part of the private-public transport landscape, and witnessed city councils embrace broad policy reform.The City of Melbourne is now targeting up to 30% of all households using carshare over the next decade. 

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Justin holds an MBA. He is passionate about harnessing the productive disruption of the sharing economy for the benefit of the community

Adrian Rees joined APRA in September 2004 and was appointed as a General Manager in APRA’s Diversified Institutions Division in January 2012.

His current supervisory responsibilities cover the banking, life insurance, general insurance and superannuation industries.  He also has an industry focus on life insurance as Chair of APRA’s Life Insurance Industry Group.

Prior to joining APRA, Adrian worked at ASIC for 2½ years where he was involved in implementation of the Finance Services Reform initiatives.

Before 2002 Adrian worked in the private sector for over 21 years as a senior executive in the general insurance, life insurance and superannuation sectors, predominantly in funds management and broader financial services.

Siddharth Parameswaran is JP Morgan’s Lead Insurance and Diversified Financial Analyst for Australia/New Zealand. He has been in the role since 2008. He previously worked with QBE as an actuary looking after pricing, valuations and capital modelling of their workers’ compensation, asbestos and travel insurance portfolios. Prior to working with QBE, he worked with Tillinghast, a consultancy focused on life insurance. Siddharth is Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia and also a Fellow of FINSIA.

Nicolette Rubinsztein has been a senior executive in the wealth management industry for a number of years and is currently a director of UniSuper. Prior to taking on that role, she was a General Manager at Colonial First State, a director of ASFA (the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia) and a Vice President at BT. Nicolette has a high industry profile and is a regular presenter and media commentator, including at three actuarial conferences.

Jon Sedawie Jon Sedawie is currently the General Manager - Product Strategy for Cbus, setting the transition and retirement strategy to assist the over 80,000 Cbus members over age 55. He has worked in Product Management and Super for a range of not for profit and for profit entities over the past twenty five years.

Plenary Speakers

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Alisa Camplin Virginia Trioli Bronwyn King Margo Lydon Mike Woods Jon Sedawie Sharanjit Paddam Paul McCrory Chris Vanneste