Keynote Speakers

David Clatworthy

David Clatworthy

Head of Wealth Sales, Macquarie Group

David Clatworthy is Head of Macquarie Wealth’s Sales Third-Party business.

As a division of Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services business, he is responsible for the overall strategy for enhancing, developing and delivering solutions that help financial advice professionals achieve their growth and efficiency objectives. In addition, David has extensive experience and knowledge in the accounting segment.

David has extensive experience leading teams and initiatives, delivering sustainable results and working closely with clients to help them grow. He brings 22 years of working with clients in service and sales industries such as hospitality and airlines, through to financial services. David has been at Macquarie for 16yrs, primarily focussed on wealth management and working closely with the accounting industry.

Co-master of Ceremony

Marielle Yeoh

Marielle Yeoh

Chief Financial Services Officer, PEXA

Marielle joined PEXA in May 2013 and is currently Chief Financial Services Officer. Marielle has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Service sector.

Prior to joining PEXA, Marielle held numerous roles within the Institutional Banking division at National Australia Bank, where her client portfolio over the three years consisted of flagship Australian and multinational retail, consumer, agriculture and Government clients. Marielle was responsible for ensuring that the complex banking needs of both the clients and division were delivered locally and globally.

Marielle has an in-depth banking knowledge and throughout her career has developed an appreciation of a range of banking products by understanding and meeting customer needs. Marielle has been responsible for product design, delivery and management as well as leading and developing successful national sales teams within both National Australia Bank and Australia and New Zealand Banking Corporation.

Extensive knowledge of the banking space allows Marielle to provide valuable insight into the ways in which a digital property transaction environment stands to improve the way Financial Institutions and Practitioners work together in effecting property settlements for their customers.

Marielle has a strong passion for customer innovation, change and consistent improvement and holds a Bachelor of Banking and Finance from Monash University, Melbourne. Marielle was named the IT Innovator of the Year in the 2017 Women in Finance Awards.

Co-master of Ceremony

Marina Brbot

Marina Brbot

Author and Professional Photographer

Marina Brbot was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and moved to British Columbia, Canada with her family as a teenager. Moving back to Melbourne in her early 20's. Marina considers herself an Australian born to Croatian parents. Living the best of both cultures she has always been led by her creative nature and became an award-winning photographer and author of her first book Because She Can.

It was in her 50's that she was ready to reevaluate her life, step out of her comfort zone, put her fears behind her and unleash the creative urge that was buried deep within her soul. Realising that it was time to take her passion and fascination with women, women that collectively not only believe in a cause and choose to practice their values but also contribute to our world in a positive way. Marina wanted to give these women a voice and a platform to speak from. "I was afraid that the world may come to an end, or I may die without me achieving what I knew was possible". This is what inspired Marina to write "Because She Can".

She took her vulnerable self, turned it into the courageous being she had to be, she took every rejection life had to throw at her and turned it into redirection.

"Never say never, take what you have, run with it, kick all obstacles out of your way then run a little faster".

Sally Bruce

Sally Bruce

Chief Executive, AMP Bank

Sally joined AMP in August 2015 as Managing Director, AMP Bank and was appointed Group Executive, AMP Bank on 1 January 2017. She is responsible for AMP’s banking business and capital management as well as contributing to the overall leadership and culture of the organisation.

Sally has more than 25 years' experience in banking and financial services. During her five years at NAB, Sally held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer, Business and Personal Banking. Prior to this, she held a number of senior leadership roles in a 20-year career at Macquarie Group.

Other appointment:
- Director or Priority One Agency Services
- Director AMP Financial Investment Group Holdings Limited
- Director of Melbourne International Arts Festival

Alex Tullio

Alex Tullio

Chief Executive Officer, Trampoline

Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Alex has built a deep level of experience and a strong reputation for growing and transforming businesses into profitable enterprises.

Before launching her own business, Alex held senior leadership roles at organisations such as Citibank, IOOF and Bendigo Bank. In her role on the group executive at Bendigo Bank, Alex was accountable for the performance of the retail and business banking division, including c3, 570 staff, a network of over 500 branches and a loan book of $31 billion.

Alex has always believed that people are at the heart of business performance. Her formula for success is simple: find the right people, articulate a clear vision and create an environment where the team can thrive.

Alex’s high-performance leadership program -‘The Energised Leader’ – helps business leaders increase their confidence, conviction and energy, and step into their leadership potential.

She works with leaders to get them to a place of energy, confidence and inspiration, where they can become truly transformational leaders, and progressive organisations that know how just how vital it is to look after and invest in their people.

Alex is also the founding CEO of Trampoline, an innovative new platform that helps businesses to engage, grow and coach their people for lasting, transformational change and bottom line results.

Alex is an experienced and entertaining speaker, MC, facilitator and mentor.