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Auckland CFO & Finance Leaders SIG 2024

Monthly meetings for senior CAs at Chief Financial Officer or Finance Leaders level to network and connect, on the first Wednesday of each month from February.

Available to attend in person and online.

To join this group, please apply in writing to Auckland SIG's stating your position and the organisation you are employed by to: Auckland.northland@charteredaccountantsanz.com

To join this group, please apply in writing to Auckland SIG's stating your position and the organisation you are employed by to: Auckland.northland@charteredaccountantsanz.com

Annual Subscription (Feb - Dec)
Member $253.00
Non-Member $402.00

Casual Session Purchase
Member $58
Non-Member $69

2024 Meeting Dates (4.30 - 6.30pm)
Wednesday 7 February
Wednesday 6 March
Wednesday 3 April
Wednesday 1 May
Wednesday 5 June
Wednesday 3 July
Wednesday 7 August
Wednesday 4 September
Wednesday 2 October
Wednesday 6 November
Wednesday 4 December

Past Session Topics and Presenters
Future sessions are confirmed only a week or two ahead of each event date, the below is to give a taster of what the SIG offers:
Each session includes a Markets Update from ANZ


Driving financial leadership in climate action: Navigating the CFO's role in ESG compliance | Dave Rouse, CEO, CarbonClick

Transfer Pricing Update | Mark Loveday and Ranesh Singh, Partners, Transfer Pricing and Tax Solutions Limited

Property related matters | Jai Nario, Director, PwC Tax Team and Jonathan Simons, Director, PwC Legal Team

Housing Market update | Henry Russell, Economist, ANZ

Alsco NZ Sustainability Journey | Steven Barden, General Manager Australia, Alsco and Haris Murtaza, Energy & Utilities Manager, Alsco

What’s the data telling us? A deep dive into New Zealand’s latest credit data | Stuart Baxter, GM Analytics, Centrix

New Zealand, What Are You Waiting For? | Pamela Young, Managing Director, growthcurv Pty Ltd

Economic Update | Sharon Zollner, Chief Economist, ANZ

Update on Ethics | Kathryn Hayman, Senior Lawyer - Professional Conduct & Discipline, CA ANZ


Economic Update | Sharon Zollner, Chief Economist, ANZ

Update on Ethics | Kathryn Hayman, Senior Lawyer - Professional Conduct & Discipline, CA ANZ

HR & Recruitment Update | Crispin Robertson, Manager – Permanent Accounting, Consult Recruitment

A Sustainability Reporting Landscape | Jonathan Skilton - Assurance Partner & Sustainability Reporting & Assurance Leader - PwC

Property and Economic Update | Tony Alexander, Economics speaker and writer

Accounting Standards & Reporting Update | Sasha Laktionova, Director, PwC

A Directors view and the reliance on the CFO | Tony Carter CNZM, Chair & Director

Battle of the titans, the trade-offs ahead | Cameron Bagrie, Managing Director, Bagrie Economics

The landscape of insolvency and director risks 2023 | Adam Botterill and Damien Grant, Directors, Waterstone Insolvency

Entrepreneurship, high performance, and the barriers we encounter within and from others | Lani Fogelberg, Leading Business Consultant

Key employment tax and employment law update | Danielle Findlay, Associate Director in Employment Law, PwC Legal & Josie Goddard, Director, Indirect Tax Team, PwC

David Seymour | Leader of ACT New Zealand

Digitising spend management processes for greater cost control, compliance and visibility | Martin Thomsen, Associate Director – Assurance & Advisory, Deloitte, Jatin Singh, Manager – Accounting & Reporting Advisory, Deloitte and Ramiz Gorgees, Senior Account Executive, SAP Concur

Employment law developments and issues for CFOs to be across | Stephen Langton, Managing Partner, LangtonHudsonButcher and Laura Briffett, Senior Associate, LangtonHudsonButcher

The New Zealand Economy - Perils and Opportunity | Nicola Willis, Deputy Leader of the National Party

Economic Update | Kelly Eckhold, Chief Economist, Westpac NZ

Rt Hon Winston Peters | Leader of New Zealand First

Enhancing your workforce capabilities and navigating current challenges in finance | Malcolm Foo, Executive Director, Workforce, PwC & Kayur Patel, Senior Manager, Finance Function Transformation, PwC

AON Insurance Market overview and Insights including Liability and Directors and officers insurance for CA’s
Business interruption through the eyes of a CA within AON
Michael Carswell, Chief Commercial Officer, Annabelle Borrie CA, Principal AGRC Risk Accounting & Tim Emms, Liability Specialist, AON

Taking Care of your Mental Health | Mike King, Renowned Mental Health educator and global comedy icon


The impact of tax policy and administration on society and vice versa | Riaan Geldenhuys, Barrister

Mindset | Mike Allsop, an ordinary Kiwi doing extraordinary things

The future of asset management is Circular | Dr. Ben Redwood, Co-founder, Mutu

Transition to a Circular Economy | Michael Worth, Partner & Sustainability and Impact Leader, Grant Thornton

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand | Christian Hawkesby, Deputy Governor RBNZ

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Panel Discussion - facilitated by Simon Bridges, CEO of Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Economic Update - Michael Gordon. Acting Chief Economist, Westpac NZ

Economic Update - Finn Robinson, Economist, ANZ The New Zealand
Economy at present - David Seymour, ACT Leader, MP for Epsom

Artificial Intelligence for CFOs - Presented by James Daniell, Director of AI and Modelling, LanzaTech

Rewiring for Resilience - Presented by Kristy Von Minden, Accredited Mindfulness Teacher

Insolvency Insights - Presented by Rees Logan, Business Restructuring Partner, BDO

Opportunities with blockchain, cryptoassets, NFTs and DeFi in 2022 - Presented by Bryan Ventura, Senior Associate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

The intangible economy: how to assess intangible value and risk - Presented by Paul Adams, CEO, EverEdge

Government discussion on the Tax Principles bill - Presented by Geof Nightingale, Partner, PwC

A focus on HR/Recruitment - Presented by Megan Alexander, Managing Director, Robert Half NZ

Procurement and ESG - presented by Dave Nellist FCIPS, Procurement Management Consultant

A focus on Property - Presented by Tony Alexander, Economics Speaker & Writer

Cyber Security - Presented by Campbell McKenzie, Forensic Computing Expert Witness and Cyber Security Consultant

Economic Update - Presented by, Sharon Zollner, Chief Economist, ANZ

CA ANZ Update – Presented by Joe Consedine, General Manager - NZ Regions, CA ANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Conference Centre
Level 5, 8 Tangihua Street
Auckland Central 1010
Via LIVE Webinar

Committee Members

Chair: Andrew Kingstone CA


Vanessa Atadeniz FCA

Angela Dixon CA

Grant Ellis FCA

Simone Fernandes CA

Kurush Ganjia CA

Richard Hooper CA

Simon Jones FCA

Elizabeth Lewis CA

Marin Matulovic FCA

Larissa Rush CA

David Smith CA


Topic: Member Regional Events

Sub-Topic: Special Interest Group

Format: Seminar

Proficiency Level: Advanced

CPD: Upto 22 hours