What does good governance look like?

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Event Details

5 June 2019 at 5:30 pm – 5 June 2019 at 8:00 pm
Auditorium rooms, Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Banking and Finance


The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry delivered the most extensive review of professional banking services this country has ever seen.

Its calls for heightened accountability and oversight of the industry provide new opportunities for business professions to redesign their banking, financial and accounting practice and reimagine what good governace will look like in the future.

Join Monash Business School’s expert panel as it explores what it will take to equip ourselves with good governance for tomorrow’s world.

Facilitated by Associate Professor Nick McGuigan, from Monash Business School’s Department of Accounting, special panel guests are Noelle Kelleher (Chief Financial Officer of Vision Super), Samuel Richards, (Managing Director, Brightlight Group Pty Ltd), Kelly Moroney (Senior Manager, Financial Services Assurance, EY), Dr Ilya Fridman (Monash University’s Department of Design).

Issues will include:

  • What are the key implications of the banking royal commission on the accounting and finance profession?
  • As a profession, how do we navigate through the reputational damage created to generate trust again in the profession?
  • How can we design for good corporate governance?
  • What will be the role of accounting and accountability models in designing for enhanced trust in business?

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Panel Discussion Facilitator

Associate Professor Nick McGuigan

Department of Accounting, Monash Business School

Dr. Nick McGuigan works as an innovator, instigator and disruptor at Monash Business School to create future‐oriented business education programs that focus on innovation, creativity and design thinking.

He has a particular passion for accountability where he co-instigated The Accountability Institute ‐ a progressive platform with an aim of fostering collaborations between art, science, technology and economics, bringing these fields into conversation to create a new language of accountability.

He instigated the Department of Accounting’s newly created Artist-In-Residence program and is currently working on a global accounting futures project.

Panel Discussion Members

Noelle Kelleher

Chief Financial Officer, Vision Super

Noelle has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with a particular focus on superannuation. Prior to joining Vision Super in 2013, Noelle was a partner at two of the ‘Big-Four’ professional services firms. As CFO, she is responsible for the Vision Super group’s financial management and input across the business, also sitting as company secretary.

As Vision Super’s Chief Risk Officer previously Noelle was responsible for the re-design of Vision Super’s risk management and compliance framework and independent risk oversight to ensure good governance and control. She also provides advice and assistance on the strategic direction of the Vision Super group.

As an active participant in the superannuation industry, Noelle has been involved in the policy and legislative developments affecting superannuation entities and their employers. This involvement includes being the chair of CPA Australia’s Retirement Centre of Excellence.

Noelle has also been a member of the Australian Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) and a member of the Victorian Executive of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA).

Samuel Richards

Managing Director, Brightlight Group Pty Ltd

Samuel was previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in Australia and New Zealand, a multi-billion dollar fund manager which manages portfolios across a range of asset classes for Retail and Institutional clients.

In his role as COO he was responsible for strategy development and implementation and connecting the arms and functions of the GSAM Australia business. He spent 15 years across the Goldman Sachs / JB Were businesses. Samuel is the founder of Project40, a successful cross-sector collaboration and impact fund-of-funds.

He is also a member of the UNCDF’s SHIFT Investment Committee which is focused on catalytic funding for gender and financial inclusion initiatives in the CLMV region, and is Chair of Australian charity Hope Ink.

Kelly Moroney

Senior Manager, Financial Services Assurance, EY Melbourne

Kelly Moroney is a Senior Manager and Team Leader within the EY Financial Services Office, Melbourne. Kelly has over 10 years experience since joining the firm as an intern in 2009. She has worked across a number of APRA and ASIC regulatory compliance engagements within the Banking and Insurance industry, Financial Statement audits for General and Health insurance clients, a comparison service client and a GS007 Specified Assertions audit for an investment asset servicing client.

Dr. Ilya Fridman

Department of Design, Monash University

Dr Ilya Fridman is a designer, maker, researcher and educator. Ilya’s work explores how design thinking can be positioned across disciplines to connect, to engage and to reimagine future service governance. He is interested in how designers and service providers can co-develop new service systems that transition societies to more sustainable futures. He is currently working on industry and government funded collaborative research projects in the area of public transportation service design and emerging technologies.As an educator, Ilya coordinates Design Thinking units at Monash and is interested in how creativity can be experienced and shared through the physical act of making.

This event is in conjunction with CPA Australia.