December News

Two years ago I took on the role of Chair of the Group of 100 (G100) thinking we would be dealing with issues in much the same way as we have in the past.  I thought we would hold half a dozen in-person events and several webinars dealing with important issues for the profession.  No … Continued

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Season’s Greetings

The Board of the G100 hope to see the continued involvement of members and their teams at events, functions, and on webinars in 2022 and wish members the compliments of the season and a happy, healthy and covid free break.

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Incoming Chair

Martyn Roberts, Group CFO of Ramsay Health Care, will take on the role of Chair effective 1 January 2022.  Martyn’s Deputy Chair role will be taken on by Tania Archibald, CFO of BlueScope Steel.

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In-person events and webinars

As a result of the success of the webinar series, 2022 will see the G100 hold a key events in-person but many others will hybrids – people will have the option to attend virtually or in-person.  The traditional dinner functions for CFOs, with guest speakers will be re-introduced, allowing for the all-important networking opportunities, as … Continued

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Board Strategy Day

The G100 Board held a strategy session early in December.  The Board decided to continue the focus on ‘enabling leading CFOs to create better businesses for tomorrow’. It has been agreed that the G100 will take a stronger position on sustainability and climate change and look closely at what that means to CFOs and their … Continued

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ASIC

The G100 continued to have regular meetings with ASIC discussing issues such as reporting, audit quality, proxy advisers and cyber resilience and held the annual Reporting Workshop for CFOs and their teams with ASIC. Quarterly meetings with ASIC for 2022 are being locked in now.  If members have any issues of concern they wish to … Continued

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Government

Despite lockdowns the G100 continued its advocacy program.  Highlights included work on the appearing before the Senate and the Parliamentary Engagement Day for members. The G100 appeared before the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2021 online.  This was part of the G100’s campaign on class actions which enjoyed some … Continued

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Working Groups

The G100 working groups continued to provide important research and insights and arranged webinars that dealt with issues impacting the profession.  With the new Capital Markets working group coming online, the following working groups in action: External Reporting Sustainability/Non-financial Reporting Tax Reform Future of the Profession Diversity & Inclusion Capital Markets The working groups continue … Continued

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Australian Financial Review Article re CFOs

We are delighted to have worked with the Australian Financial Review to have this profile piece on four G100 members in the Boss section of the newspaper today.  As noted in the article, two of the four are speakers at the upcoming CFO Live conference put on by the AFR in association with the G100. … Continued

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September News

As spring arrives, many members and their teams are still dealing with extended lockdowns and while they are necessary, everyone is looking forward to meeting again in person. While the Board meeting on 2 September went ahead online, it was necessary to cancel the Members’ Dinner that was scheduled for the same day. In this … Continued

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