Speakers

  • Lucy Anderson
    Head of Payments Innovation, Australian Payments Network

    Lucy has been working in the Australian payments and financial services industry for over 15 years. She has worked with a number of organisations, in roles that cross the payments value chain including operations, product, strategy, business development and commercial negotiation. She is currently the Head of Payments Innovation at Australian Payments Network Limited.

    Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system. A key part of Lucy’s role involves promoting innovation, balanced by security controls and risk management practices to deliver improvements for all users of the payments system. One of Lucy’s key initiatives is to provide a collaborative forum for Members to evaluate the impact of technological innovation in order to proactively support scalable and sustainable innovation.

  • Bruce Cooper
    General Manager, Consumer Data Right Branch, ACCC

    As General Manager of the Consumer Data Right Branch, Mr Cooper has management responsibility for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s role in the development and implementation of Australia’s consumer data right. This policy will allow consumers to direct that trusted third parties be given access to their data and will facilitate competition and innovation; first in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors. Mr Cooper joined the ACCC in 1998 and has had numerous roles including managing the ACCC’s Corporate and Regulatory Law Unit and the ACCC’s advocacy and international engagement activities. Prior to joining the ACCC, Mr Cooper worked in a number of private and government legal roles.

  • Colin Dinn
    SEVP, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Operations, Siam Commercial Bank

    Chief Technology Officer for Siam Commercial Bank, the first goal was to create a new technology capability to provide advanced digital and data services. This has increased stability to the core products, introduction of a hybrid agile development capability to establish digital and data platforms and address customer centric design thinking.

    To engineer a leapfrog in technology architecture core components such as API and micro services for digital transformation and Data Lake for data driven business. This, along with the migration from traditional delivery to collaborative culture is returning business value through the assembly architecture in reduced time. The next stage of change is underway exploiting Cloud Computing to provide scalability and new more adaptable solutions for improved business agility. Additionally, we will continue to exploit disruptive technologies such as the implementation of block chain to exchanging international payments, implemented in 2016.

    Previously Colin was Group Executive for ANZ assigned with overall delivery responsibility for build of a new wholly owned ANZ subsidiary bank ANZ Thai in 9 months other roles in ANZ included the design and build of a regional based retail and corporate banking model.

    Colin’s has worked in Asia for 20 years as Managing Director with Fidelity Information Systems and Head of IT Strategy with Standard Chartered. Colin’s early career in banking was in HSBC (Midland Bank) in the UK covering technical and business roles.

  • Josh Foreman
    Founder / CEO, Indebted

    Josh is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technology and data. He has been working at the intersection between finance and tech for the past five years, with extensive experience in the financial management of businesses small and large.

    Josh co-founded a technology training company that supported small and medium businesses with financial management software, particularly Xero. Through this company, he was able to see firsthand the impact that technology and data can have in businesses, particularly smaller businesses, and how vital such an understanding was to the overall success of any company. This journey led his to his second company, which focused on providing affordable, technology-backed bookkeeping and accounting solutions to businesses across Australia.

    Having exited both companies, he set his sights on one of the most untouched (and frankly ugly) areas of financial services - debt collection. In less than two (2) years, InDebted has become one of Australia's Top 50 funded technology companies reinventing a multi-billion dollar global industry through technology, data, and machine learning.

  • Kara Frederick
    Managing Director, Tiger Financial Group

    Kara has more than 15 years of global experience in financial services and technology with direct deal experience spanning seed stage to large public market deals. As a venture capital partner, Kara has led several fintech investments, and she is the founding partner of tech investment and advisory firm, Tiger Financial Group. Previously, Kara was part of the investment team for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners’ in New York, including helping to lead a multi-strategy fund.

    Kara is a Director of SBE Australia (affiliated with US-based Springboard Enterprises) - a leading advocate for women-led businesses, is an active supporter of education as an advisory member for Social Ventures Australia, and is co-chair of Princeton University’s Alumni Schools Committee in Australia. Originally from Silicon Valley, Kara is based in Sydney with her family.

  • Phil Gray
    Digital, Innovation & Organisational Transformation - Leader and Enabler, Lions not Dogs

    Phil is the Founder of Lions Not Dogs, a firm that brings together organisational readiness with a deep understand of technology to create transformative and radical innovation and making sure that his clients aren’t in the 84% of organisations fail in their digital transformation programs.
    Before starting Lions Not Dogs, his career has spanned 28 years in financial services technology and organisation transformation including launching Standard Chartered Global Innovation Centre’s in Singapore, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong as well as  ‘The Garage’ – Westpac Bank’s Digital Accelerator in Sydney.

  • Elizabeth Hampton
    Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commission

    As Deputy Commissioner, Ms Hampton is the principal adviser to the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner. She also has responsibility for corporate and legal services and strategic communications.

    Ms Hampton joined the OAIC in January 2019 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in senior positions in the Australian Public Service. 

    She served as Industry Complaints Commissioner with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority from 2010 to 2014, when she was appointed to the Australian Customs and Border rotection Service as National Manager, Integrity and Professional Standards and Special Integrity Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer. 

    Ms Hampton held a variety of senior executive positions within the Commonwealth Home Affairs portfolio prior to joining the OAIC. Previously, she also worked at Centrelink as National Appeals Coordinator instructing Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court appeals; at the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman as Director of the Law Enforcement Branch; and as Director, Product Safety Branch of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

    Ms Hampton holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University, a Diploma of Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

  • Joseph Healy
    CEO & Co-founder, Judo Bank

    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 member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and authored two books: ‘Corporate Governance & Shareholder Wealth Creation’ (2003) and ‘Chinese Firms Going Global – Can They Succeed? (2018). A third book, ‘Breaking the Banks – What went wrong with Australia’s banking? scheduled for publication in July/August 2019. 

    Joseph was a Director of Football Federation Australia (FFA) from 2010-2018 and has five international football caps for Scotland at youth level.

  • Oliver Kidd
    Chief Executive Officer, Archa

    Oliver has a longstanding interest in emerging technologies and was formerly the Company Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of a publicly - listed tech start-up. There, he gained a robust understanding of technology systems and development, as well as user
    acquisition and engagement. He hopes that by founding Archa, his friends and colleagues have access to a totally refreshed relationship with their money.

  • Jamie Leach
    Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Australia

    Jamie Leach is a seasoned professional services executive with a background in Financial Services, Education, Defence, Spatial and Telecommunications sectors and more recently spear-heading Technology and Data Scale-ups across Asia/Pacific.

    Jamie has been employed in prominent roles by some of the world’s largest brands, leading teams for GE Capital, Westpac, St George and Investec, and has brokered cross-border tech deals across four continents. As CEO and Executive Director of Open Data Australia, Jamie leads Open Data Australia (ODA), an independent, not-for-profit data authority, actively advising on open data issues related to the government, industry, research and the start-up community in Australia. The ODA focuses on developing digital strategies, strengthening data capabilities, designing data-driven tools, sustainability/smart-cities and building a data community with the aim to raise the quality of data nationally.

  • Maria Loyez
    Chief Customer Officer, Volt Bank

    Maria heads up the Customer team at Volt, with the team’s focus to deliver on Volt’s vision of differentiating through customer experience, helping customers achieve their outcomes and be better off.

    Maria bring over 20 years of international and strategic commercial experience, setting up new business ventures, as well as growing sales and profits through data driven marketing. Her focus has been in financial services, telecommunications, and technology industries, and she has worked in large organisations such as Virgin Group, Optus and AMP, and more recently in fintech organisations OFX, SocietyOne and Volt Bank, with a common thread of leading highly engaged teams and coaching them to make magic happen. She was recently awarded Marketing Professional of the Year in Women in Finance awards 2018.

  • Sally Mackenzie
    Director - Strategy & Stakeholders, Customer Owned Banking Association

    Sally Mackenzie is a policy and advocacy expert with more than 15 years’ experience in domestic and international policy development. Sally has worked in a diverse range of roles in the public and private sectors across the Asia Pacific. She has worked in banking and finance domestically and off-shore for NSW Treasury and as an advisor to the Thai, Philippines and Mongolian governments. She is also an experienced diplomat, having worked in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and High Commission in Honiara.

    In her current role as Director-Strategy and Stakeholders at the Customer Owned Banking Association, Sally leads COBA’s campaigning strategy to achieve a more competitive banking sector by advocating for Australia’s credit unions, building societies and mutual banks. Sally is passionate about women’s economic empowerment, financial literacy and a firm believer that business can be a force for good to improve the lives of people and communities. She mentors young women through the Beacon Foundation’s My Road program and the Mentor Walks program and has previously served as Deputy Chair of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

  • Yuri Misnik
    Executive General Manager, CIO, National Australia Bank

    Yuri is the Executive General Manager at National Australia Bank in Melbourne responsible for NAB technology. Yuri is a senior technologist with broad international leadership experience most recently in HSBC, based in London. 

    In his role as Digital CIO of HSBC Group London, Yuri has driven operating model and digitally focused transformations dramatically changing service provision to customers as well as internal business operations. Before his time at HSBC, he spent ten years based in Europe in various leadership positions most notably with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services in roles that have seen him oversee the delivery of new solutions to key global enterprise clients with programs including large scale legacy system replacement, modernisation, cloud migration and multi-channel initiatives. Yuri moved from London, UK with his family and are now based in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Brentyn Parkin
    Executive Director, Open Data Institute

    Brentyn is the Executive Director for Community Information Support Services. He is an experienced community sector leader with non-government and government experience in international and Australian contexts. Brentyn is passionate about shared data and its value to the community to improve outcomes for people in need. His team has grown a successful platform to demonstrate this value, with a priority on accessibility, inclusion and data integrity. He has led the development of Community Data Exchange Protocols and the Australian Community Data Standard and has worked across many agencies, leveraging the value of open data and shared data.

  • Gaayathri Periasami
    Risk & Compliance Manager - Wealth Investment Products, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited

    Gaayathri Periasami is a compliance manager for wealth investment products at the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited. She works in a highly dynamic environment with daily responsibilities including managing and monitoring the compliance framework for superannuation, assisting the business unit with its compliance obligations, and assessment of operational risk events.

    She is also a professional lawyer admitted to practise in Victoria and has held a number of diverse roles including a stint in Federal politics. Gaayathri is very passionate about serving the communities she works with and has a special interest in projects and programmes affecting regional and rural communities and affairs. Gaayathri’s presentation will be thought-provoking and will provide a granular insight into the future of compliance in the digital era.

  • Dom Pym
    CEO & Co-founder, Up Bank

    Dom is an entrepreneur and technologist who recently launched Up (up.com.au), a next-generation Australian digital bank delivering super powered banking.

    Up is a clever way to organise your money and simplify your life, giving you the freedom to do the things you love. Dom's been involved in software, web and mobile development for over 20 years from start-ups to global enterprises in Australia, the UK, the USA and throughout Asia.

  • Lauren Solomon
    Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Policy Research Centre

    Lauren was appointed Chief Executive Officer to establish the Consumer Policy Research Centre in May 2017. Lauren has worked in a range of policy roles across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors for over a decade, including Manager of Consumer Policy and Programs at AGL Energy. She has also worked in senior policy roles in the New South Wales Government and as a non-executive Director of the Energy Efficiency Council.

    Lauren holds a Bachelor of Resource Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Taking a strong interest in the people side of markets, she has completed further postgraduate studies in behavioural economics at the London School of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash University and the Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lauren is passionate about cross-sectoral collaboration, interdisciplinary research and diversity of thought and experience when tackling complex policy issues.

  • Simon Vans-Colina
    Co-founder & Engineer/ API & Openbanking Lead, Monzo Bank

    Simon Vans-Colina is an Engineer at Monzo, who joined at the beginning of the project 4.5 years ago. He now runs Monzo's Openbanking program and spends a lot of time working with teams to build proof of concepts and try out ideas across all areas of the bank, in a process Monzo call scouting. Simon is a frequent guest on the Fintech Insider podcast, conference speaker and panelist. Previously Simon worked at London Clearing House, Citibank, Vocalink and Maersk.

  • Melisande Waterford
    General Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Licensing, APRA

    Melisande Waterford leads APRA’s centralised licensing unit, established in July 2017. Melisande has been with APRA for over 20 years in a wide variety of roles spanning strategy, frontline supervision and policy roles across conglomerates, crisis management, insurance and superannuation. Melisande also served on the secretariat for the Financial System Inquiry in 2014, managed APRA’s Royal Commission response and assisted with the recent Capability Review into APRA.

  • Andy Weir
    Executive General Manager Bankwest Technology & Transformation, Bank West

    Andy Weir is the Bankwest Executive General Manager, Technology and Transformation. Andy is a member of the Bankwest Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for setting and driving Bankwest’s organisational strategy. Andy’s remit also extends to technology, operations and change management based on more than 20 years’ leadership experience in delivering major strategic and organisational change in both Europe and Australia.
    Andy has led a number of transformational, culture changes across Bankwest including the national retail expansion program, creating one of Australia's most innovative distribution networks. He also played an integral role in establishing an activity-based working culture and led the Bankwest and Commonwealth Bank of Australia integration program. Andy is a driving force behind Bankwest's organisational transformation to new agile, ways of working in order to meet their customers’ rapidly changing needs in the digital age.

  • Eric Wilson
    CEO & Co-founder, Xinja Bank

    Eric has extensive experience across financial services, management consulting, and is a serial entrepreneur. Before Xinja, he was CEO of NAB’s National Australia Trustees, managing over $1bn for disadvantaged & disabled Australians, was Enterprise Program Director of the Future of Financial Advice Reforms at NAB, and began his career with 8 years at Accenture. He has a master’s in Law, has served as a board member of Lifeline Northern Beaches, and passionately believes in better banking for Australians.