Expert Speakers Include:

Phil Budge

Chief Risk Officer, REST

As Chief Risk Officer he is responsible for REST’s Risk Management and Compliance Framework and for providing independent risk oversight to ensure good governance and controls are in place. Prior to joining REST, Phil was Risk Manager at State Super Financial Services.


Harry Toukalas

Group Managing Partner at Blackhall & Pearl

Harry has been at the forefront of risk management innovation for over many years with senior roles at NAB, Bankers Trust and Bank of Cyprus Australia (now Delphi Bank). He is currently involved in the application of AI to risk and culture and is completing a PhD on Risk Culture.

Helen Carroll

Business Lead, Royal Commission Advice & Private Wealth, BT Financial Group

Helen commenced at BT Financial Group in 2013 and leads the teams that monitor adviser conduct by way of data analytics and investigations. She is currently the Royal Commission Business Lead for BT’s Advice Business. Helen has a background as a lawyer and has previously held senior legal roles and spent several years as a senior manager at ASIC.

Peter Jolly

Global Head of Research, NAB

Peter has worked as an economist and researcher for more than two decades, starting out with the Central Bank of New Zealand. Peter is also an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of London.

John Dawson

Managing Partner, Dawson McDonald Consulting

John is an Author and Managing Partner at Dawson McDonald Consulting (DMC), which is affiliated with the worldwide consulting group, Persona Global. He and his business Partner, Carmel McDonald have been running Risk Culture assessments clients and assisting the Risk Management Institution of Australasia to assess applicants who want to become recognised as Certified Chief Risk Officers (CCROTM).He is also a Life Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance

Sophie Higgins

Director - Regulation and Strategy, Office of the Australian Information Commission

Sophie’s team is responsible for the OAIC’s regulatory and strategic policy response to privacy issues across a number of areas, particularly in technology, credit and international.

Chris Watson

Partner - Financial Advisory, Forensic Consulting, Grant Thornton

Chris is a Partner within the Forensic Consulting team and has over 25 years’ experience in investigations. Chris spent 12 years in the City of London Police where, as a detective in the crime scene investigation unit, Chris was responsible for building the computer crime unit.
As part of this unit, Chris investigated a broad range of crimes covering fraud, blackmail, hacking and threats to kill. He worked closely with numerous Fraud investigation teams and the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Credit Card Unit in London where he assisted in the investigation of major frauds and a variety of cheque and credit card crimes.Since moving to Australia, Chris has worked for both Big 4 and mid-tier forensic practices as well as acting in a risk and compliance role in the oil and gas sector. During this time he conducted investigations into numerous matters including the  theft of intellectual property, fraud, employee misconduct, bribery and corruption and Sarbanes Oxley reviews.

Cris Parker

Director, Banking & Finance Oath

Cris started working on The Banking and Finance Oath in 2104 and spent much of her time having conversations with people about the impact of behaviour on their culture, the importance of ethics and integrity and the growing potential of a better industry. Cris is currently leading The Ethics Alliance, a program at The Ethics Centre which brings friends and fierce competitors in businesses, including financial services together as a community to learn from each other and prioritise ethics.

Tim Gorst

Independent Consulting Actuary

Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. Tim’s financial services experience spans across both banking and wealth management and he currently consults independently as a senior financial services actuary. Recently Tim roles have included NAB Wealth Head of Pricing, Profitability and Actuarial, Senior Manager NAB Wealth Transformation, and Project Director with NAB Group Credit. Tim’s ERM experience includes implementing SPS114 operational risk capital management requirements for NAB’s $90b Superannuation business, and project managing the rebuild of NAB’s mortgage Basel 2 regulatory capital models. Tim was also the recipient of the 2010 Melville Financial Services Prize for his paper “APS330 Home Lending Data – Application and Insights”.

Jo Tornatore-Gallo

Head of Operational Risk Analysis & Management, RBC Capital Markets

Jo Tornatore-Gallo has over 15 years of operational risk experience in financial services. Previously Jo worked in operational risk roles for financial institutions such as Bank of Scotland (treasury), Westpac (AMA – Basel II), CBA (wholesale banking) and ABN AMRO (equities and treasury).

Anatoly Kirievsky

Head of Compliance, OPTIVER APAC

A senior compliance professional with broad business unit experience from global banking & markets to retail banking. Extensive academic background with a focus on teaching masters and MBA students financial markets and risk management, including Asset-Liability Management, Credit, Market, and Operational risk.

Oscar Trimboli

Author of Breakthroughs & Deep Listening

Author of Deep Listening and Breakthroughs, Professional Speaker and Mentor working with clients to achieve growth within their organisation, for their team and with their leaders.
Oscar Trimboli has 30 years’ experience in bringing out the best in senior executives and next generation leaders.

Susan Bennett

Principal, Sibenco Legal & Advisory

Susan is the Principal of Sibenco Legal & Advisory and Co-founder and Director of Information Governance ANZ. Susan specialises in providing strategic Governance, Privacy and Data Protection services. She co-founded Information Governance ANZ to break down ‘information silos’ and to drive more connected thinking, innovation and holistic solutions, particularly for Data, Records, Privacy and Cybersecurity challenges.

Peter Jolly

Global Head of Research, NAB

Peter has worked as an economist and researcher for more than two decades, starting out with the Central Bank of New Zealand. Peter is also an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of London.

Karl Turner

Group Chief Risk Officer, Flexigroup

Karl has more than 25 years’ global experience in the Chartered Accountancy, Consulting and Banking industries. Proven leader, excellent communicator and negotiator with significant accomplishments in managing a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

Elizabeth Sheedy

Ph.D,Associate Professor at Macquarie Applied Finance Centre

Her current role is Associate Professor in the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre where she teaches courses in Financial Risk Management in the Master of Applied Finance program. She is responsible for all the units in the Risk Management specialisation.

Stephen Huppert

Director, Huppert Consulting

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in Superannuation, Wealth Management and Life Insurance. Stephen is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Natasha Hall

Managing Director, Hall Advisory Services Pty. Ltd.

Natasha has extensive practical experience in risk management and regulatory compliance across the financial services sector, including senior positions at Hall Advisory, KPMG Australia, S&P Global Ratings and APRA. Natasha is also currently appointed to ANZIIF’s Risk Management Faculty Advisory Board. Natasha holds a MBA (Executive), Master of Applied Finance, Master of Insurance and Risk Management, Bachelor of Commerce and certification as a Professional Risk Manager with PRMIA

Ravi Dutta

Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team

He has experience applying behavioural insights in a wide range of policy areas, including regulation and compliance, consumer finance, education, and international development. He has a master’s in Business Economics from Monash University, for which he was placed on the Dean’s Commendation List.

Tony Prior

Director, AUSTRAC

Tony is uniquely qualified with professional services consulting; law enforcement; regulatory/supervision; and in-house corporate experience in all aspects of fraud and financial crime management. He reviews, design and implement financial crime strategies and corollary operating models.

David Nichols

Chief Risk Officer Xinja

David is a risk management professional with extensive experience in financial services across all major risk classes. He has a Masters in Risk Management, as well as Economics and Law Degrees. David is passionate about secure, smooth and simply brilliant innovation to help customers bank better.

Barbara Pesel

Managing Director, Pesel & Carr

Barbara brings more than 30 years’ experience in corporate communication with a focus on issues, risk and crisis management, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning. She works with many senior business leaders and a broad network of clients which support her strength in balancing business issues with designing the most effective communication programs.

David Jacobson

Principal, Bright Corporate Law

David is the principal of Bright Corporate Law and advises retail financial services providers nationally on regulatory compliance. His clients include ADI’s (banks, credit unions, building societies), goods financiers, superannuation funds, insurers and industry associations. David’s particular focus is on working with directors, CEO’s, in-house counsel, responsible managers and compliance officers in the financial services sector to develop their risk management and compliance frameworks and helping them with the constant prudential and regulatory change, financial services technology and governance requirements. David provides online compliance and CPD training through Bright Law. David also provides independent expert compliance reports to satisfy ASIC and ACCC Enforceable Undertakings as well as AML/CTF reviews.

Richard Walker

Director at Luxford Partners

Richard has worked in financial markets for in excess of twenty-five years. His job is mainly to provide consulting services to financial market participants. His previous experience includes trading, structuring, and risk management positions at institutions including UBS Australia, AOT Australia, Commonwealth Bank, and National Australia Bank Limited.

Dr Gavriel Schneider

Group CEO Risk2Solution

A proven entrepreneur and business leader, with extensive experience in risk management, security, safety and business. He is an innovator and leader who has the capability to transition between strategic and operational requirements effectively. His goal is to consistently grow and improve himself whilst working with others to help them achieve their objectives.

Ray Giblett

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Giblett advise domestic and international insurers, reinsurers, banks, governments and major local and foreign corporations. My advice covers corporate compliance, prudential regulation, agency and claims handling arrangements, distribution and adviser networks, insurance programs, policy and treaty wordings, disputed claims, etc.

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