Featured Speakers

CPA Congress will bring together over 200 speakers across 13 locations worldwide, covering big picture trends around four key themes - Insight, Agility, Technology & Digital Revolution and Leadership. Check out some of your local and international speakers featuring this year.


Ken Goldman Ken Goldman
Chief Financial Officer, Yahoo!, Inc. (USA)

KN5: The Influential CFO
Jo Hands Jo Hands
Chief Financial Officer, Sensis

KN2: The technologies driving the future of finance
Cyreil Kortleven Cyriel Kortleven
Futurist (Belgium)

A5: Shift your mindset - a survival kit for professionals in change
Anne Fleischer Anne Fleischer FCPA
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Manager, People and Finance Branch, Australian Communications and Media Authority

B3: Making risk management real for the Public Sector


Matthew Luhn Matthew Luhn
Original Storyteller, Pixar Animation Studios (USA)

KN3: Storytelling for business
Charlotte Hayes Charlotte Hayes CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Invictus Games

C2: Managing the finances of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018
 Madeleine Grummet
Entrepreneur, Innovator, Design Thinker

KN6: Giving customers what they want tomorrow, today
Emma Burke Emma Burke CPA
General Manager, Business Finance, Stockland

E1: How to craft and create insightful reports and papers
Fahim Khondaher Fahim Khondaker
Principal Adviser, Data Analytics and Insights, BDO

A4: Using big data to drive big decisions
Karen Lawson Karen Lawson
Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot

KN4: Dare to innovate like a start-up


Brendan Hargreaves Brendan Hargreaves FCPA
Divisional General Manager, Cleanaway

B5: Effective communication of data and digits to influence stakeholders
Megan Dalla Camina Megan Dalla-Camina
Strategist, coach, speaker and author

MC4: The new rules of leadership
Cheryl Noorbergen Cheryl Noorbergen FCPA
Head of Finance Excellence, Qantas

B4: Creating a culture of finance excellence
Wayne Stokes Wayne Stokes FCPA
Chief Financial Officer, VP Costa Pacific Asia Operations, Carnival Cruises (China)

A3: Managing global finance teams – are you culturally sensitive?

Technology & digital revolution

Richard McLean Richard McLean
Regional Chief Financial Officer, SAP Asia Pacific

KN2: Technologies driving the future of finance
John Buhman John Buhman
Chief Financial Officer, IBM Australia and New Zealand

KN2: Technologies driving the future of finance
Paul Bloxam Paul Bloxham
Chief Economist (Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities), HSBC Bank Australia

KN1: Creating the future – the economic game-changers and megatrends impacting your business
Janelle Hopkins Janelle Hopkins
Group Chief Financial Officer and EGM Finance and Commercial Services, Australia Post

D2: The expanding role of finance: Using technology to drive value for the business
Steve Sammartino Steve Sammartino
Digital revolution and disruptive technology expert

KN1: Creating the future – the economic game-changers and megatrends impacting your business
Troy Hunt Troy Hunt
Author, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP - Developer Security

KN6: You’ve already been hacked, you just don’t know it yet