FINSIA’s Student Event: Industry Insights for Future Leaders
Personal & Professional Development
CPD: 1.5 Hour(s)
Great careers are built on more than just hard work and resumes; they’re defined by how well we handle adversity, navigate change, and build a network of like-minded professionals. Come along to FINSIA's inaugural and intimate university-tailored event to learn from industry representatives across a broad range of financial institutions. At the event, you will hear directly from experienced professionals from the Analyst through to Executive Director level about your career, the industry, and how to have the best chance at landing your dream role.
Why you should attend
This event will allow university students to build their skills in leadership, rapport building, collaboration and networking with the opportunity to exchange ideas.
How it works
The event will be split into two key sections. During the first section, you will have the chance to hear the leaders in a panel-style discussion surrounding the day-to-day responsibilities of each of the professionals, their progression and their key insights garnered along the way.
Following this you will have the chance to join a breakout room and engage with a small group of students and one industry professional. During this time, you will be free to talk about your career ambitions, receive valuable advice about how to make the most of the opportunities ahead of you and listen to what challenges currently exist. Throughout the session, you will have two opportunities to rotate between break out rooms, giving you the chance to get a range of different perspectives and meet with fellow attendees. With two intimate networking sessions, you’ll also have time to search out and pick the brains of the representatives you admire as well as build your network with peers.
Participants may be able to apply 1 hour towards meeting their annual continuing professional development obligations. It is the individual's obligation to determine relevance of CPD to their license conditions.
Robert has experience with providing advisory services, financial modelling, liquidity and working capital management, business plan restructuring and implementation, as well as providing general business advice to legal, banking and corporate clients.
Robert also has extensive formal restructuring and insolvency experience, particularly involving the trading and sale of distressed businesses and business assets.
He has undertaken engagements across a range of industries and has specific experience in mining services, retail, manufacturing and logistics, telecommunications and hospitality, in both local and overseas jurisdictions. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Robert was with Ferrier Hodgson from 2012 to 2018.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and is also a certified Chartered Accountant.
Senoir Associate, Dimensional Fund Advisors
Katrina empowers financial professionals to deliver great investment solutions and services to their clients.
In her role as a Senior Associate in Dimensional’s Global Client Group, she helps financial advisors to navigate, adopt and implement the resources needed to build successful practices and deliver an outstanding investment experience. Bolstered by her experience inside a financial planning practice, Katrina understands the day-to-day challenges advisors face and shows them how to effectively incorporate the right tools within their practices to meet those challenges.
Katrina holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Diploma of Financial Planning.
Investment Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs
Deane is currently an analyst within the Leveraged Finance team at Goldman Sachs.
Prior to commencing his graduate role, Deane studied a Bachelor of Commerce Liberal Studies Degree with majors in Finance, Quantitative Business Analytics, and Economics at the University of Sydney. During his University years, Deane was involved in a number of student societies - including serving as the Vice President of Sponsorship for FMAA - and completed internships at Morgan Stanley, Allen, Allen and Partners, and KPMG. Deane had the opportunity to travel to the United States on exchange where he studied at UCDC and interned in the U.S. Congress. Finally, he has also completed levels I and II of the CFA Charter.
Organisational Process Excellence Lead, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited
Michael is an experienced young professional working within the Retail Banking industry.
He currently works in the Mutual Banking sector at Teachers Mutual Bank Limited, helping transform business processes utilising Robotic Processing Automation and Artificial Intelligence to maximise efficiency and improve client experience.
Michael has worked with many industry committees and currently holds the title of NSW/ACT Young Finance Professionals Chair for Finsia. He is also currently undertaking a Values Based Leadership Program through the Global Alliance for Banking on Values to help the industry deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
Michael is passionate about giving back to the Young Finance Professionals community and enabling the next future leaders to make positive change whilst gaining the relevant professional development opportunities!
Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce from Western Sydney University and Masters of Commerce in Business Strategic (Economics) from University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Relationship Director, Judo Bank
Michael comes from a law background having graduated from UTS (B.Laws and B.Medical Science).
He practiced as a qualified Solicitor under the Supreme Court of NSW. After working 4 years in the field of law he pursued a career in banking at National Australia Bank. He started as a Banking Associate and progressed to a Senior Manager in his time at NAB. He was responsible for managing SMEs and emerging Corporate clients across a wide range of industries.
His latest role is at Judo Bank as a Director of Relationships continuing to focus on banking the SME economy.
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