Annual Leadership Conference

The FEW Leadership Conference is already recognised as Australia’s premier event for successful senior women in financial services. In a competitive industry full of change requiring transformation and innovation, this is a must attend event for those serious about advancing their careers.

As we wrap up this years UNSTOPPABLE Leadership conference we would like to thank our event co-hosts Macquarie and PEXA and all of our Corporate and Event sponsors. Without their support this conference would not be possible. Feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive and our overall conference rating is 9.38, with an incredible line up of MC's, Speakers, Panelists this score comes as no surprise.

Stay tuned as we are working towards releasing our 2020 Annual Leadership Conference date in the coming weeks.

The theme of our 2019 Conference Unstoppable was dedicated to the Leaders and Future Leaders of our industry who continue to break barriers through challenging times. We are Unstoppable in our achievements, Unstoppable in making a positive impact in our industry and Unstoppable in leading by example.

In 2018 we completed our Making a Difference Conferences in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. With an average NPS of 9.14 across all five conferences we are delighted with the success of each conference.

Our events are inspiring and a great opportunity to learn practical tips and insights shared from experts in leadership and personal development, including international television presenters, authors, and renown leaders in financial services. Additionally, our events are a great chance to connect and share stories with others equally passionate about financial services and empowering women.

We are passionate about making positive change. We hope you can join us in being Unstoppable.

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Line-up of speakers

Sarah Brennan
Sarah Brennan Managing Director BMFS Consulting Bio
Mike Cameron
Mike Cameron Group Executive, Customer & Revenue PEXA Bio
James Castrission
James Castrission Founder & Program Director MyAdventure Group Bio
Lisa Dowie
Lisa Dowie Chief Customer Officer PEXA Bio
Rebecca Evans
Rebecca Evans Group Executive, People & Culture PEXA Bio
Deegan Fitzharris
Deegan Fitzharris Partner Shanahan Tudhope Lawyers Bio
Elly Johnson
Elly Johnson CEO and Managing Director TruthAbility Bio
Katrina McCarter
Katrina McCarter CEO and Founder Marketing to Mums Bio
Greg Miller
Greg Miller Owner GKM Consulting & Advisory Bio
Kylie Robinson
Kylie Robinson Head of HR Business Partnering, People & Transformation QSuper Bio
Michelle Sales
Michelle Sales Michelle Sales Bio
Tim Steele
Tim Steele General Manager NAB Financial Planning Bio
Peter van der Westhuyzen
Peter van der Westhuyzen Executive Director, Head of Personal Banking Customer Solutions, Direct & Institutional Macquarie Bank Bio
Dr Catriona Wallace
Dr Catriona Wallace CEO and Founder Flamingo Ai Bio
Michelle Weber
Michelle Weber Chief Operating Officer Macquarie Wealth Management Bio
Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake Managing Director & CEO Macquarie Group Bio
Speaker To be announced
Speaker To be announced

Registration fees

Category Early Bird Fee (pre 1 Dec 2018) Standard Fee (2 Dec to 27 March 2019)
Non-member $1,495 + GST
Employees of Corporate Sponsors + FPA Members $1095 + GST
Employees of Host – PEXA and Macquarie only $895 + GST
FEW member $895 + GST $995 + GST



8:00 – 8:55am Registration and Networking
8:55 – 10:30am Sessions
10:30 – 11am Networking Morning Tea
11:00 – 2:00pm Sessions
1:00 – 2:00pm Networking Lunch
2:00 – 3:30pm Sessions
3:30 – 4:00pm Networking Afternoon Tea
4:00 – 5:30pm Sessions
5:30 onwards Networking Cocktails



Proudly supporting SISTER2Sister and Future2 charities


The SISTER2sister program is a unique year-long mentoring & risk management program designed to empower ‘at risk’ teenage girls to turn their troubled lives around. It is an early intervention program that addresses the deeply entrenched intergenerational problems in our disadvantaged youth, and focuses on the core underlying issues, starting with the lack of a stable positive role model. Read more.

Future2 is the Financial Planning Association (FPA)’s charitable foundation. Financial planners support Future2 by raising funds, donating, volunteering and nominating not-for-profits for grants. Since Future2 was established in 2007, $823,000 has been committed in grants to grassroots programs that transform the lives of young people. Read more