KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

 
 

Alan Joyce

CEO, Qantas

About Alan

Alan Joyce has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas since 2008. In his time as CEO, he has overseen the biggest transformation of Qantas and the Group’s expansion in Asia. He is currently leading the Group’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, which has had a devastating impact on the global aviation industry.

Alan served as founding CEO of Qantas’ low cost carrier Jetstar for five years, establishing its operations in Australia and Asia. Alan has also held key positions at Ansett and Aer Lingus.

As a senior business figure in Australia, Alan is also well known for championing inclusion and diversity.

 
Anthony Joyce Photo June 22 copy 1 

Anthony Joyce

Senior Health Actuary, Medibank Private

About Anthony

Anthony Joyce is a senior health actuary with Medibank Private. His career has spanned superannuation, life insurance, health insurance and actuarial consulting. He has over 30 years experience working both in Ireland and Australia.

 
 
 
   

PLENARY SPEAKERS 

   

Dr Andreas Barckow

Chair,
International Accounting Standards Board

About Dr Andreas

Dr Andreas Barckow is an experienced and highly regarded leader in the field of international accounting. From 2015 to 2021, he served as President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee e.V.).

He has been an active participant in numerous advisory bodies to the IFRS Foundation and the IASB, including membership of the IASB’s Accounting Standards Advisory Forum and the IFRS Advisory Council. Moreover, he is an acknowledged expert in IFRS Standards, having previously served as the lead technical partner for financial reporting matters in the German member firm of Deloitte.

Dr Barckow holds a Diploma and Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn and is an Honorary Professor at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

He started his term as Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board in July 2021. 


Professor Tim Flannery

Chief Councillor,
Australian Climate Council

About Tim

Tim Flannery is the 2007 Australian of the Year.

In 2013 he founded, and is Chief Councillor, of the Australian Climate Council, Australia’s largest and most successful crowd funded organisation.

He is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Climate Change at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Flannery has taught at Harvard University, and has advised governments both in Australia and Canada.

Stan-Grant_plenary speaker and plenary faciliator copy

Stan Grant

Journalist, Author and Filmmaker

About Stan

Born in Griffith in south-west New South Wales, Stan’s mother is from the Kamilaroi people and his father is of the Wiradjuri.

Much of Stan’s childhood was spent on the road, living in small towns and Aboriginal communities. This gave him a love of adventure and stories, and despite poverty and an early sporadic education, he says it was his family and the larger Aboriginal community that gave him a strong platform for life.

Stan Grant is the Vice Chancellor's Chair of Australian/Indigenous Belonging at Charles Sturt University and he just joined ABC News as an international affairs analyst with a special focus on China and will provide stories and analysis for various ABC television and radio programs including 7.30, Four Corners and The World, as well as ABC Online.

He is one of Australia's most respected and awarded journalists, with more than 30 years’ experience in radio and television news and current affairs. Stan has a strong reputation for independence and integrity and has interviewed international political and business leaders, including our own prime ministers and senior ministers. Prior to taking up his latest role Stan served for a decade as a Senior International Correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East, broadcasting to an audience of millions around the world. Stan is an award winning and best-selling author of several books and has contributed articles to many major Australian newspapers, magazines and journals.

Stan Grant has a long and somewhat controversial professional history that has blended media with politics.

Neil Howe_Plenary Presenter copy

Neil Howe

Managing Director of Demography,
Hedgeye Risk Management

About Neil

Neil Howe is the Managing Director of Demography at Hedgeye Risk Management, an independent financial research firm, as well as President of LifeCourse Associates.  Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed bestselling author and speaker, he is the nation's leading thinker on today's generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America's future.

A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is currently a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Global Aging Institute, both in Washington D.C. Howe has co-authored numerous studies for CSIS (including the Aging Vulnerability Index and pioneering studies on pension reform in China and South Korea).

Howe has written over a dozen books on generations, demographic change, and fiscal policy, many of them with William Strauss. Howe and Strauss' first book, Generations (1991), is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Vice President Al Gore called it "the most stimulating book on American history that I have ever read" and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it "an intellectual tour de force." Of their book The Fourth Turning (1997), The Boston Globe wrote, "If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets."

Howe and Strauss originally coined the term "Millennial Generation" in 1991, and wrote the pioneering book on this generation, Millennials Rising (2000). His work has been featured frequently by media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, and CBS' 60 Minutes.

Previous works include On Borrowed Time (1989; reissued 2004), a pioneering call for budgetary reform Howe co-authored with Peter G. Peterson, as well as The Graying of the Great Powers (2008) with Richard Jackson.

Howe received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and later earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale University.

 
   

Stuart MacDonald

Head of Demographic Assumptions and Methodology, Lloyds Banking Group

About Stuart

Stuart is Head of Demographic Assumptions and Methodology for Lloyds Banking Group, where his multi-disciplinary team are responsible for the assumptions about policyholder health and behaviour used for pricing, risk management and valuation of life insurance, pensions and annuity policies..

Professor Deen Sanders OAM_plenary speakers copy

Professor Deen Sanders OAM

Lead Partner,
Deloitte Integrity

About Deen

Deen has more than 25 years of leadership experience in Government, Regulation and Financial Services, including as key policy maker and influencer in financial services and professional regulation.

As past CEO of the national standards and professional regulatory system (Professional Standards Authority), he was responsible for oversight of key professions in Australia. As inaugural CEO of the Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) he established the new ethics and practice framework for financial advice on behalf of the Australian Government.

  • He is an expert on ethics and conduct and human behaviour in compliance environments with a background in psychology and law. He has been a key figure in the development and application of regulatory theory for professions and worked on Government and Industry initiatives for better regulation. He has been a participant and/or leader in design and implementation of key law reforms in financial services since Corporations Act 2001.
  • As a leader for key industry bodies, he wrote the practice standards and ethics requirements for financial advice globally and has participated in development of most of the industry standards in financial services (credit, banking and EDR). He has also been the past developer and regulator of national educational standards, including in the regulatory space for ASIC.
  • He is the Lead Partner for Deloitte: Integrity brings the latest thinking and academic leadership on whole systems design and integrity infrastructure, including professionalism and ethical leadership, capability and compliance system reforms across multiple clients. Combining Indigenous Knowledge, Western law and complexity theory systems thinking it is a business dedicated to solving our clients and our nations complex problems.
Tony Silverman_plenary speaker

Anthony (Tony) Silverman

Director of Credit Rating Criteria,
Research and Analytics,
AM Best

About Tony

Tony Silverman is a director of credit rating criteria, research and analytics at AM Best. Based in London, he is responsible for the generation, maintenance and implementation of industry-leading and globally-consistent credit rating criteria. He also authors commentary relating to insurance sector-wide issues, with a current focus on IFRS 17.

Prior to assuming his current role, Tony was a senior financial analyst and served as lead credit analyst on several major European insurers. He joined AM Best in 2013.

Tony is a member of the Insurance Technical Advisory Group of the UK Endorsement Board (which is responsible for adopting accounting standards in the UK) and also is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Financial Reporting Group.

Prior to joining AM Best, Tony was the sector head of European financials at S&P Equity Research. He also spent five years with PwC, where he headed up global insurance research activity and consulted with clients on company valuations and strategy.

Earlier in his career, Tony was a director with the European insurance team at Deutsche Bank Equity Research and was ranked among the top analysts in industry standard surveys of U.K. fund managers. He also was head of European insurance equity research at Credit Lyonnais Securities, and was chief analyst at Inpro, an intellectual property company.

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a mathematics degree from Cambridge University.


Amanda Stevens

Consumer Futurist

About Amanda

Amanda Stevens is a renowned thought leader on the customer experience.

She combines current consumer insights with fascinating research into buying behaviour, delivering organisations and business owners powerful strategies for connecting with their customers.

She has consulted to some of the country’s biggest brands, including Lend Lease, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble and the Australian Liberal Party.