QLD Current and Future Leaders 2022
- Personal & Professional Development
- CPD: 2 Hour(s)
It's not every day that you get to meet and have an in-depth conversation about your career with some of the most highly regarded financial leaders in Australia.
Great careers are built on more than just hard work. They’re defined by how well we handle adversity and navigate change and are shaped by the choices we make along the way.
Here’s your chance to learn from the very best in the industry. At Current & Future Leaders you’ll talk directly to some of Australia’s most experienced senior leaders about your career, the industry, and how to make the best choices for your future.
How it works
At each table there will be a small group of young professionals and one experienced leader. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about your career, receive valuable advice about how to make the most of the opportunities ahead of you and listen to what challenges your peers are currently facing.
Throughout the night you will have the opportunity to change tables, giving you the chance to get a range of different perspectives and meet with fellow attendees. With two networking sessions you’ll also have time to search out and pick the brains of the senior leaders you admire as well as build your network with peers.
Why you should attend
Our Current & Future Leaders event allows young professionals to build their skills in leadership, rapport building, collaboration and networking with the opportunity to exchange ideas.
Racheal Kellaway was appointed the Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2022, having been a part of the Executive team for the prior three years as Deputy CFO. In her role as Deputy CFO Racheal was instrumental in BOQ delivering sustainable, profitable growth from 2019 onwards.
Racheal joined BOQ after over a decade at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia during which time she held leadership roles in Finance across Group and both within the Business and Private Banking and the Retail Banking divisions.
Racheal is a seasoned banking executive with over 20 years in the industry and has a track record of driving strong business performance and value creation within Australia, New Zealand and UK.
Ms Kellaway holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a CPA and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Racheal is also a seasoned Company Director and currently holds the positions of Non-Executive Director at Barnados and as a Member of the Finance and Risk Committee at the Australian Banking Association.
Rachel is an experienced business development and relationship manager with a career spanning over 30 years. She has held roles across finance as well as wealth management compliance, practice management and within funds management business development. Rachel’s skills and experience lay in equities, strategic products, investment and tax strategies, small business practice management, coaching, investment platforms, compliance audits, retail banking, residential lending, and risk and general insurance.
As well as being a past President of Women in Finance (QLD), Rachel is a current member of the FINSIA Queensland regional council. She holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and Diploma of Mortgage Lending, both attained through FINSIA (Securities Institute).
Karyn Ferguson was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Morgans Financial Limited in August 2022. Karyn is a Chartered Accountant, Financial Adviser and has worked in the accounting and finance industry for over 15 years, both in Australia and the UK with leading investment banks. Prior to being appointed CFO, Karyn worked in various accounting and finance roles at Morgans, most recently in the debt capital markets team assisting corporate and financial services organisations to raise ASX-listed debt and hybrid capital. In London, Karyn worked as a taxation expert in executive compensation and led an offshore expat tax team in Manila.
Since 2019, Karyn has also been the ESG specialist at Morgans assisting advisers and clients with ESG reporting, analysis and screening within investment portfolios.
Karyn holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in accounting), is a qualified Financial Adviser, Chartered Accountant and a member of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
Yasser was appointed FINSIA Chief Executive & Managing Director in April 2022.
Previously, he was Chief Executive of Australian Investment Council from November 2013 to April 2022 where he was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the organisation’s work in representing the private capital investment industry in Australia.
Prior to joining Australian Investment Council, Yasser was the General Manager of Policy and Advocacy for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
He has more than 20 years’ experience as a business adviser and public policy expert, through his previous roles with PwC, Rio Tinto, Frasers Property Australia, as well as the Department of Treasury in Canberra.
Yasser is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and a Master of Taxation Law from University of New South Wales.
In April 2016, Yasser was appointed by the Federal Government to the Medical Research Future Fund Advisory Board where he advises on the strategy and priorities for medical health research funding from the $20B fund.