2017 Conference speakers
The 2018 agenda and speakers will be announced soon.
Position: Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Arts. Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best Australian economist under 40. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014) and The Luck of Politics (2015). Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life", which is available on iTunes.
Andrew is the father of three sons - Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary, and lives with his wife Gweneth in Canberra. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.
Position: Senior Executive Leader, Insolvency Practitioners, ASIC
Adrian Brown is a Senior Executive with ASIC's Insolvency Practitioners stakeholder team; the team responsible nationally for ASIC’s corporate insolvency activities and insolvency practitioner regulation.
Since joining ASIC in 2011, Adrian has used his over 20 years' experience as an insolvency practitioner to contribute formatively in building ASIC's credentials as an effective regulator of insolvency practitioners, supporting their work and assisting Government with legislative reform.
Before entering the insolvency profession, Adrian held accounting positions in both industry and academia. Adrian is a member of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a former registered liquidator.
Position: CEO, NPP Australia
Adrian commenced as the inaugural CEO of NPP Australia in September 2016.
Prior to joining NPP Australia, Adrian was General Manager, Product & Service at Cuscal, where he was responsible for all product management and operational functions, marketing, sales, and client service. Cuscal was a founding participant of the Real Time Payments Committee and Adrian was one of several senior staff deeply involved in the design, development and governance of Australia’s NPP.
Adrian has an Honours degree in Law from Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Position: National Insurance Recoveries Manager, Austral
Amanda has over twenty years’ experience in the financial services industry in a number of large global organisations performing various roles. She has worked in numerous roles including life insurance technical underwriting, new business sales, and people leadership roles and has spent at least 15 years in a number of senior HR roles. Her last HR role prior to this one was leading the HR function for Austral and QBE Claims. Her passion for the business and its people returned her back to work directly in the business to manage the Insurance Recoveries team, with QBE Claims being her major client. Amanda is excited to be attending her first annual AICM conference.
Position: Head of Credit Solutions, APAC, Bureau Van Dijk
Benny is the Head of Credit Solutions for APAC. He is responsible for strategy, human capital development and overall revenue in the credit space across corporates and financial institutions in Asia Pacific.
In the last 15 years with Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company, he has covered both market data and custom software solutions, predominantly in the credit risk space through APAC and North America.
Position: Assistant Commissioner - ATO
Brett has responsibilities across tax evasion and crime issues affecting Australia’s taxation and superannuation systems – with particular focus on illegal Phoenix activities, identity crime and refund fraud. Over the course of his career Brett has also worked in the Australian Army, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Position: CEO, Euler Hermes Australian & New Zealand
Chris Doubé is the CEO of Euler Hermes Australia and New Zealand. He has worked in the credit insurance industry for over 16-years, having held various positions with both single-line and multi-line insurers. He has experience in managing an APRA regulated insurance company with directorship level responsibility in managing credit insurance, surety, credit information, debt collection and debtor financing companies.
Chris strongly believes that uncompromised customer service is paramount to any business success and that this can only be achieved with an engaged and passionate team
Position: National Manager, Client Accounts, QBE Global Credit & Surety
Colin has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Trade Credit Insurance with experience across the UK and Australia/New Zealand markets. He leads a team of 40 dedicated and engaged credit insurance professionals at QBE, delivering exceptional levels of customer service.
Colin is a proud promoter of merit based gender equality and as the father of two young daughters is excited about the future opportunities for females in the workplace matching those of their male counterparts.
Position: National Sales Manager, Austral
Cynthia has over twenty years’ experience in the mercantile and debt purchase recovery sector and has held senior positions within operational and vendor management as well as sales and marketing. She brings a vast skill set to her role as the National Sales Manager for Austral and is pleased to be involved in celebrating the AICM’s 50th anniversary and being a part of the 2017 national conference.
Position: Director, Commercial Market Vertical, Equifax Canada
George brings over 28 years of experience in sales and marketing from the technology sector with a primarily responsibility for building and deploying Equifax’s marketing and product strategy for the commercial sector in Canada. Clients include finance and insurance companies, manufacturers, capital leasing and financing companies, independent finance lenders, platform technology firms, and data partners. His strategies focus on bringing solutions to the market that address business challenges in the full Commercial Credit Risk lifecycle including client acquisition, risk modeling, origination, fraud, portfolio management, and collections.
In his past, George has been President – Client Services at DMTI Spatial, VP Sales North America at Platform Computing, and National Software Sales and Marketing Manager at IBM Canada. He holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.
Position: Credit Controller, Simon Johnson
Glen Woodhouse has over 20 years in Credit, he has managed all aspects of accounts receivable and credit control from preparation through to reporting processes.
Throughout his career, Glen has worked with several multi-national companies, he has implemented significant cost saving and efficiency processes in line with the Organisational strategic plans.
Working at Simon Johnson Providores, Glen has used his vast knowledge and motivation to lead the business through the smooth implementation of the new electronic reminder process
Position: National Credit Manager, Southern Steel Group
Grant is National Credit Manager at Southern Steel Group who are Australia’s largest privately owned steel distributor. He joined them 7 months ago previously being the National Credit Manager at Coates Hire and CHEP Australia. He obtained his CCE in 1998, its inaugural year, and has since seen his team win the Credit Team of the Year and be the first business in Australia to be awarded the AICMQ. He is most proud of his team’s personal achievements with some 40 of them obtaining their Certificate IV in Credit Management, 10 of them obtaining their CCE and individuals being finalists and winners of the AICM’s Young Credit Professional of the Year Award at both state and national levels. Away from work he has developed a love for overseas travel, at least since his son and daughter have been moving and working through London, Toronto and San Francisco. His passion (after the Boss Lady who wrote this for him) is the Sydney Swans and could best be described as a Swans tragic attending all home and most interstate games
Position: Faculty of Business, Government & Law, University of Canberra
Gregory Mowle initially worked in the finance sector across the lending, insurance and credit management fields. In 1999 he was the Dux of the Australian Institute of Credit Management’s Certified Credit Executive program.
In 1999 he took his extensive experience of consumer credit to work for Lifeline Brisbane as a financial counsellor. In 2004 he developed financial literacy programs for The Smith Family, creating partnerships with major lenders and governments for effective early intervention programs.
In 2009 he joined the corporate and financial regulator, ASIC, to work as part of their consumer education team. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Canberra where he is also a lecturer.
Position: Support Services Manager Finance & Administration, Ecolab
Gregg has extensive experience in credit management in the media and environmental services fields. In his shared services role at Ecolab he manages a large team across credit and other finance and administrative areas of the business and he thrives on delivering value to the business.
Gregg was the 2010 Australian Young Credit Professional of the year and is currently the AICM Finance Director. Gregg has many hobbies outside credit including water skiing.
Position: Barrister at Law
Geoffrey McDonald has over 30 years of experience in the credit industry, both in his previous life as an insolvency practitioner (National Chairman of Hall Chadwick, Registered Liquidator and Registered trustee) and his current practice as one of Sydney’s leading barristers in the area of insolvency and commercial law.
Position: Partner - Lynch Meyer Lawyers
“Smart credit is both science and art”, says James, something he has learned over many years. James is a senior Lawyer who has been active in the AICM for 25 years in a series of roles as educator/presenter, State Councillor, Division President, Director of Legal Affairs and now as National President.
James acts for creditors, collection agents and all types of insolvency practitioners and so understands the whole credit cycle from every perspective.
He has combined his professional working life with his involvement with the AICM given the ever increasing complexities of specialist credit/ recovery/ PPSA/ insolvency law. James acts nationally to protect creditors. He brings to bear his broader experience in acting for creditors or insolvency practitioners. There is not a commercial/ recovery/ insolvency dispute that James has not seen from the inside from every angle for all the stakeholder players.
His final words to all credit managers, “Credit wisdom accumulates across the whole of your credit career. Learn it, get it right and then do it right – that will give you the edge in any credit fight!”
Position: Director, Trade Bureau Australia
Jeff Hurst is the Director of the Australia Trade Bureau. He joined this in June 2016 as a new business venture and previously worked as the National Credit Manager for Scalzo Food. Jeff has over 40 years’ experience within the credit industry.
Jeff joined the AICM in 1988 and became a Certified Credit Executive in 2003.
Jeff has been heavily involved with the AICM in the Victoria and Tasmania Division, serving in various positions on the council, and at a national level currently as the Vic/Tas Director. Recently Jeff’s contribution to the AICM and credit industry was recognised with elevation to life member.
His passions aside from Credit include family, AFL, bicycle riding and golf.
Position: Regional Credit & Treasury Manager, Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Limited
Joe is the Regional Credit & Treasury Manager of Schneider Electric and is based in Sydney.
With more than 30 years experience in Credit & Treasury management and working for major global organisations such as Chubb, Coca Cola, Goodman Fielder and Dow Chemical, he has a proven track record in managing large teams to deliver improvements of business processes and tangible benefits to the organisation.
Joe has been a member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management for over 25 years, is a CCE and has attained the status of Fellow of the Institute.
Position: Vice President of Risk Underwriting, CoFace APAC
Having spent a number of years working at Export Finance Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Australia in political risk and industry-specific risk assessment and now Vice President for Risk Underwriting for Asia-Pacific Region; John has expertise in understanding macro-trends and building meaningful insights. John has helped a number of businesses manage their risk exposure while investing funds into the right areas to maximise growth opportunities with greater certainty.
Position: CEO & Company Secretary, ARITA
John took on the role of CEO of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association in February 2014.
Since taking on the role of CEO, John has led the restructuring of ARITA to become a financially sustainable and commercially run organisation. He has led a complete overhaul of the suite of education offerings, ensuring that courses offered by ARITA are market-relevant, accessible to small practices and comprehensively cover restructuring and turnaround. John has also taken the lead on ARITA's advocacy and thought-leadership work, fronting many parliamentary inquiries on behalf of the profession and working collaboratively with stakeholders, such as Treasury, Attorney-General's, Productivity Commission, ASIC and AFSA on policy development.
John has been a member of Macquarie University's Departmental Advisory Board to the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance since 2011. Macquarie University is by far the largest accounting department in Australia, with over 1000 graduates a year coming from the School.
From 2012 to 2015 John was an Advisory Board Member to the CFO 2015 initiative. CFO 2015 was an exclusive private network for CFOs, aspiring CFOs and selected third party providers who can contribute to their success. CFO 2015 worked to transform the role of the CFO from a place of isolation to one of collaboration, influence and leadership, leveraging their power to influence positive change in society through ethical and sustainable business practice.
John was previously the Head of ACCA Australia and New Zealand. ACCA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is the global body for professional accountants with close to 600,000 members and students throughout 183 countries. He was part of ACCA's emerging markets team and therefore had extensive engagement with the South East Asian accounting community.
Prior to taking on the role as Head of ACCA ANZ, John worked as a senior marketing and communications professional across the recruitment industry, membership organisations and the banking and finance sector. His pasts roles include Chief Marketing Officer ANZ for leading listed international recruitment firm, Hudson. He has also worked for a major division of insurance firm QBE and was previously Director of Communications for the NSW Rural Fire Service – an organisation with 69,000 volunteer members where he managed all of the media communications during the devastating Christmas 2001 and 2002-3 bushfires, which drew global interest.
John was also a judge in the Telstra Business and Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards from 2010-2014. He has an extensive background in media, including having been a weekly columnist in major metropolitan newspapers and, from 2009 to 2012, John appeared weekly on the news review program The Paul Murray Show on Sky News. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW, majoring in Economics and Finance.
John's specialities include: Strategic leadership, stakeholder engagement, crisis management, marketing and brand development, thought leadership research and advocacy.
John’s community service encompassed over 20 years as a volunteer firefighter in the NSW Rural Fire Service, where he served as Captain of a Sydney-based Rural Fire Brigade and was awarded Life Membership in 2014. He was a State Executive (Board) Member of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association from 1998 to 1999.
He was a Councillor on Sydney’s Pittwater Council from 1992-1995, including serving a term as Deputy Mayor.
Position: Head of Operations, OnDeck Australia
Kameron joined OnDeck as the Head of Risk and Operations in April, 2016. At OnDeck he is responsible for leading and developing their local risk management and operational capability. Prior to joining OnDeck, Kameron was a Director in Institutional Banking and Markets division at the CBA with a focus on strategy and active portfolio management.
OnDeck is a technology-enabled B2B lender that can evaluate, approve and fund small business loans in as fast as one business day. Since launching in 2008 OnDeck Group has originated more than US$7 billion in loans to over 70,000 small businesses across the USA, Canada and more recently in Australia.
Position: Managing Director - Results Legal
Karl is the managing director of Results Legal, a national legal firm which specialises in protecting and promoting the rights of creditors.
Karl’s team is preferred legal provider to some of the largest trade credit businesses in Australia, as well as a range of banks, finance companies and insurers.
Karl personally has over 15 years’ experience in commercial litigation, insolvency and debt recovery. During this time Karl and his team have represented the interests of hundreds of trade creditors in utilising the legal process to recover debts and resolve disputes ranging from $2,000 up to $56m.
Karl is an accomplished presenter, regularly speaking at AICM conferences and as part of other national speaking engagements, on a range of topics including statutory demands, PPSA, preference defences and privacy law reform.
Position: Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)
Kate Carnell commenced her role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2016.
Kate brings extensive experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, having run her own small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in 1995 for a five year period.
Prior to her appointment as the inaugural ASBFEO, Kate held the position of CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than 300,000 businesses across Australia. She has also served two years as CEO of beyondblue, four years as CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, four years as CEO of the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) and three years as CEO of the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI).
Kate is a pharmacist by profession and was the inaugural chair of the ACT Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the first female to become the National Vice-President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
Kate was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her services to the community through contributions to economic development and support for the business sector, knowledge industries, the medical sector and medical technology advances.
Position: Director, Hays Specialist Recruitment
Kathy has had a career in the recruitment industry in Australia and New Zealand spanning over many years, the last 23 years of which have been with Hays. Her roles within Hays have been at a senior executive level, either locally based, nationally or internationally. Currently Kathy has a national role managing Hays’ Federal Government business in Australia. She is also the key presenter of our white papers on employment-related issues, presenting to clients and industry groups at Hays’ events, seminars and conferences across Australasia.
Kathy is a Council member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia in the ACT and is also on their Governance Committee. She is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.
Position: Co- founder - EDX
Kim has specialised in PPSA consultancy and registration services since similar legislation was introduced in New Zealand in 2001/2002 - he is a co-founder of EDX.PPSA is a natural area of interest for him – he is a former receiver and liquidator and then headed up the recoveries division of a major NZ bank, before “jumping the fence” to the good side, rebuilding the business bank book as NZ emerged from recession in the early 90’s. This means he is expert in enforcing security, taking security and managing security.
He relocated to Melbourne in late 2010 to lead EDX’s entry in to the Australian market. When asked about the biggest challenge, he replied that “It is really hard to get companies to take PPSA seriously. If the NZ experience is anything to go by, companies often come to us when they have suffered an (avoidable) bad debt. There is every indication that a similar trend is emerging in Australia and that outside of the well informed few, most Australian businesses will be under prepared and consequently over exposed to risk of bad debts.”
Outside of work, Kim’s main passion is yachting and even though he thoroughly enjoying living in Melbourne, he pines for the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf.
Position: Managing Director, National Credit Insurance (Brokers) Pty Ltd
Kirk Cheesman is the Managing Director of National Credit Insurance Brokers and started with NCI started in 1990. Throughout Kirk’s time at NCI the company has grown to over 160 employees and 3000 clients throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Kirk shows strength in identifying and finding appropriate solutions to mitigate credit risks. This has been applied not only to small, local businesses but to large multi-national companies.
A growing focus of NCI is to provide their clients and the finance sector, IT solutions to better on-board clients, assess credit risk and manage the compliance of credit insurance policies.
Kirk is a qualified accountant, a Director of Broking and Underwriting Agency businesses in three countries, and married with two children.
Position: Successful Businesswoman, Executive Coach, Mentor, Speaker and Trainer Company: Athena Coaching
Linda is a successful Businesswoman, Executive Coach, Mentor, Speaker and Trainer. Her unique talent is teaching business owners and executives how to enjoy accelerated commercial and individual success.
Linda understands the formula of peak performance and supports her clients to leverage their skills and talents with ease. She understands how to create simplicity from complexity; structure from overwhelm; confidence from chaos. Linda also designs and facilitates a number of Gender Equality initiatives, last year resulting in one of her clients being awarded “Employer of the Year, Money Management
Women in Financial Services” and a WGEA citation.
Linda built her first successful business at 22 years old, growing her business to a team of 25 bookkeepers and financial controllers, working with close to 400 small-to-medium-businesses. After experiencing the results that business coaching delivered in her own business, Linda became passionate about coaching and sold her financial business in 2007 to start Athena Coaching. Her clients enjoy the benefit of her proven commercial experience, deep understanding of how people tick combined with state of the art coaching support. Linda works with midtier businesses up to large corporates to help them increase their commercial success through getting the most out of their greatest asset – their people.
She has a Master of Business Coaching (Distinction), a degree in Psychology and Philosophy and is an Accredited Professional Coach. With a personal passion for health and fitness, Linda understands the importance of performing optimally and achieving your career success. This not only benefits you, but your organisation and all those around you.
Position: National Credit Manager, EFM Logistics Services Group
Luke is National Credit Manager for EFM Logistics Services Group – Australia’s largest independent supply chain integrator (4PL). Luke has enjoyed working in the Logistics industry for 15 years and 12 months ago accepted the challenge of delivering significant change in the Credit management space at EFM LSG.
Luke has 10 years Credit management experience and was a previous AICM member between 2004-2010.
Luke is a proud family man with 2 young children, enjoys property investing and loves AFL footy.
Position: Joint Managing Director, AMPAC
Mark has 30 years experience in debt recovery and credit reporting, covering all segments of industry and commerce throughout Australia and the Pacific Region. Having been involved as director and shareholder in the formation of 3 successful debt recovery businesses, Mark is experienced in business improvement and performance management methodologies as they relate to debt recovery and commercial credit risk management.
In Mark’s current role at AMPAC, his client base includes some of Australia's highest profile private and public sector organisations where credit risk management and the recovery of overdue debt is a high priority.
Position: Interim Group Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Equifax
Mike joined Veda in March 2015 with an extensive career in financial services, spanning more than 25 years, both in Australia and abroad. Mike’s roles have included time at National Australia Bank, CRO at ANZ (Australia), CEO at GE Money Australia & New Zealand and CEO of OAMPS Insurance Broking. Mike has knowledge of Comprehensive Credit Reporting from international markets and has been one of the original champions of CCR in the Australian market.
Mike has held numerous directorships and chairmanships with WesFarmers, ANZ and GE. He is a senior fellow of Finsia, has been Director of the Women’s Cancer Foundation since 2006 and served as a director of the Australian Finance Conference until 2009 and National Insurance Brokers Association until 2014.
Position: General Manager, Commercial Risk - Equifax
Neil Shilbury joined Equifax in June 2016, and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector both in Australia and the Asian region. This included an extensive career in the commercial customer sector at ANZ Bank extending from Small Business to Institutional Banking, culminating in leadership of the bank’s Australian Corporate Banking business.
At Equifax Neil is responsible for defining and driving the strategic direction for Equifax’s portfolio of Commercial Solutions across Business Lending, Trade Credit, Trade Insurance and Financial Viability, Procurement and Ratings Analytics. This includes Equifax’s commercial credit bureau which houses credit history of commercial businesses across Australia.
Prior to joining Equifax, Neil was CEO of Kaplan Australia, one of Australia's largest private education providers and subsequently CEO of Careers Training Group, a start-up vocational education training group formed with the support of private equity investment.
Position: CEO, AICM
Nick is an experienced credit professional with over 20 years’ experience.
He has held roles in technology, property management and debt collection both in Australia and the UK. Prior to taking on the full time CEO role at the AICM he was National Credit Manager at Ricoh Australia.
Nick was the 2005 Australian Young Credit Professional of the Year and served as a volunteer on the NSW Council and National Board. He holds a CCE and is a CPA.
Outside of credit he enjoys spending time with his family and occasionally finds time to watch a game of Rugby Union.
Position: National Credit Manager - Steelforce Australia Pty Ltd
Paul started with Steelforce Australia Pty Ltd over 3 years ago, his first taste of the steel industry, after many years as a regional/national credit manager in industries such as mining, telecommunications, utilities and petroleum. From his early days as a business owner, to evolving into credit management, Paul has lived a holistic view of business and how credit fits into this view.
Paul is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Monash University. He is a MICM and also holds the distinction of Fellow with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia/New Zealand.
Position: National Manager, Regulation and Enforcement, Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)
Paul Shaw is the National Manager, Regulation and Enforcement at the Australian Financial Security Authority, responsible for discharging the regulatory and review responsibilities of the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act. Paul has been in that position since September 2013 and sits on AFSA’s National Management Board.
Prior to joining AFSA Paul worked for over 20 years at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
Paul Shaw holds both accounting and legal qualifications.
Position: Shared Services Manager, Reece Group
Rhys joined the Reece Group, Australia’s leading supplier of plumbing and bathroom products, in June 2012. With over 20 year’s Commercial Finance experience across FMCG, Transport, Recruitment and Wholesale, Rhys has held senior roles internationally within Credit, Sales and Operations. Rhys has played a key role delivering processes improvement initiatives, revenue growth and cultural change throughout organisations. Rhys currently manages a Shared Services Team with over 60 staff.
Within his current role Rhys has completely revamped the Credit/AR Department delivering a highly efficient team passionate about Reece and their customers. Rhys has had great success with stakeholder engagement, implementing and designing market leading technologies and driving innovation whilst providing focus and priority on staff development. This has resulted in increased sales and industry leading customer and employee engagement.
Rhys is driven by success, leading Reece’s achievement of Credit Team of the Year award in 2014 and several members of the Reece Credit Team participating in the young credit professional of the year awards. Rhys’ ongoing mission is to push boundaries through innovative continuous improvement methodology, whilst investing in people passionate about success and delivering a customised service to customers.
Robbi will be the heart of conference as the Master of Ceremonies.
As MC Robbi will set an interactive and engaging tone to the conference keeping things bright and energetic and providing much needed state change during the conference program yet still reinforcing conference themes and content to be remembered.
With extensive experience as an MC, Keynote speaker and professional performer Robbi will ensure you are feeling alive and vibrant from start to finish and ready to absorb all the insights on offer.
Robbi has a passion for entertaining and uplifting audiences, is a master facilitator, and brings elegance and professionalism to the conference.
Position: Partner, Brooke Bird
Robyn Erskine is a Partner of Brooke Bird a Melbourne based Insolvency and Restructuring practice and has been actively involved in the insolvency industry over the last 30 years where she has undertaken a wide range of formal and informal assignments in diverse industry segments. She is a Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy and a Registered Liquidator.
Robyn is a director of ARITA where she was President from 2011-2013.
Robyn is also a member of the AICM Vic/Tas Divisional Council and a member of CPA Australia’s Victorian Divisional Council. In January 2015, Robyn was appointed to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) SMP committee where she represents CPA Australia and CAANZ.
Position: Senior Research Consultant, Data61 | CSIRO
Rob Hanson is a senior research consultant at Data61 | CSIRO who supports decision makers in dealing with uncertainty, especially for emerging risk. He is certified and experienced in identifying and articulating risk. He specialises in the policy implications of emerging technology. Rob is the lead author for, ‘Distributed Ledgers, Scenarios for the Australian Economy in 2030.’ Rob’s is a PhD candidate.
Rob has been in the public sector since 1998, including the Defence, Criminal Intelligence, and Emergency Management sectors, in primarily risk management and strategic foresight roles. Rob currently volunteers his time on various Boards and Committees for the Association of Professional Futurists, and ISACA.
Position: Credit Manager, The Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC)
Rodolfo is the Credit Manager at The Australian Reinforcing Company (a member of the GFG Alliance), a role that he has held since November 2016.
His 20 year career has seen him hold various Credit Management positions across the Telecommunications, FMCG, Consumer Electronics, and Security Services sectors. During this period Rodolfo also spent some time working in a business development capacity within the Trade Credit Insurance and IT Services space.
In 2002 Rodolfo became a member of the AICM, and in 2004 was announced as the national winner of the Australian Young Credit Professional of the Year award.
As members of the Bronte SLSC and with summer just around the corner, Rodolfo’s Sunday mornings will be enjoyed taking his two sons (9 & 7) to participate in their 4th Nippers season.
Position: Assistant Credit Manager, Automotive Holdings Group Limited
Currently Assistant Credit Manager at Automotive Holdings Group Limited, with 25 years’ experience in the credit field in Australia, the UK and South Africa. Rowan has worked in multiple industries, including retail, logistics and media and am a councillor on the WA division of the AICM and a director on the AICM board of directors
Rowan has been a member of the AICM for 4 years and became a Certified Credit Executive in 2017.
Position: CEO, Dun & Bradstreet
Simon is the Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet. Simon is passionate about data and has significant experience in using data to uncover insights and value for businesses, being recognised by the CDO Club in March 2017 as the first-ever Australia and NZ Chief Data Officer of the Year.
Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet in early 2016, his 20 year career spanned a wide range of financial and commercial roles globally.
Simon was at Veda from 2010 to 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and then as Chief Data Officer. In this role he was responsible for Veda's fastest growing divisions and the sourcing, management and commercialisation of Veda's data.
Simon has also held executive positions in Australia as Chief Financial Officer of Sydney Airport and AAPT. Before moving to Australia Simon spent 10 years working for AT&T in Europe, latterly in Paris as the European Chief Financial Officer responsible for more than 300 staff in 13 countries.
Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and holds a degree from the University of Oxford in English Literature.
Position: National Credit and AR Manager, Liberty OneSteel
Vaios is the National Credit and AR Manager at Liberty OneSteel, a position he has held since April 2010. Prior to his current role, he worked with large organisations such as Morgan & Banks, Skilled Group and Qantas and has over 20 years’ experience in the credit industry.
He describes his last few years with Arrium as challenging, but a great learning experience.
Vaios has been a member of the AICM for over 15 years and became a Certified Credit Executive (CCE) in 2016.
In his past time, Vaios is a referee for a local soccer camp and is actively involved in following his sons AFL career around the region on weekends.