Webinar: Transforming Trade Finance through Digitisation

  1. Big picture:
    – Layout the current challenges in trade finance. Highlight example of a company.
    – What is this digital revolution everyone’s talking about in trade finance?
    – Which instrument is being digitised? Why LCs?
  2. Role of Contour:
    – Vision and technology
    – How DLT can solve this problem
  3. The benefits of digitisation — why this is important for corporate treasurers:
    – Highlight DSO savings in various stages
    – How this will optimise efficiency and increase working capital 
  4. Contour use cases 


  • Carl Wegner – Chief Executive Officer, Contour
  • Sam Matthew – MD, Head – FI & Documentary Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Byron Gardiner – Structured Solutions Development, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank


Webinar: Trade Tensions and the Inevitable RMB Internationalisation

This webinar shares insight on global trade tensions

  • How it impacts APAC regional trade relationship, especially the Australia / China relationship
  • What opportunities and challenges it presents

; and why RMB Internationalisation matters to Australian corporates


  • Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce – Geopolitical Strategist, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Edward Lee – Head of ASEAN & South Asia Economic Research, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Kelly Kang – RMB Solutions, ASEAN, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Byron Gardiner – Structured Solutions Development, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank


Webinar: Treasury Infrastructure & TMS RFPs

To have a world-class treasury function you need a solid treasury infrastructure (System > People > Policy > Process) & Key considerations when contemplating TMS investments. 


  • Kevin Mitchell – Partner, Head of Hedge Accounting, Rochford
  • Tom Alexander (TJ) – Partner, Head of Product, Rochford


VIC Chapter Networking Event: An Insiders View of Sustainably Linked Finance

Join us for our upcoming VIC Chapter Networking Event, as we are joined by Michael Momdjian from Sydney Airport to talk with us about an insider’s view of sustainably linked finance.

Michael is the General Manager Treasury, Tax & Insurance at Sydney Airport. He has been with the airport since 2012 in various treasury roles. He is responsible for managing approximately A$12 billion of debt, A$17 billion of derivatives and A$3 billion of cash, as well as leading the airport’s capital management, financial risk management, debt investor relations, corporate finance, tax and insurance activities.

Prior to joining Sydney Airport, Michael held positions at a global investment fund and an investment bank. Over his career, he has completed approximately A$15 billion of bank debt and bond transactions, including Australia’s first syndicated Sustainability Linked Loan, global first two-way Sustainability Linked Bond, and issuance across US144A, USPP, Euro, Reg S, Canadian and Australian debt capital markets.

This discussion includes a networking session that will enable you to catch up and meet other members of Australia’s Treasury Community online. 

This event will be held online and we encourage all Treasury professionals to attend.


Michael Momdjian – GM Treasury, Tax & Insurance, Sydney Airport


George Wong – Director, Treasury & Capital Markets, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte



The Australian Corporate Treasury Association together with EY and Lygon brings you, Essential Treasurer, in 2021.

In 2021 Essential Treasurer will be a hybrid event, taking place in Sydney and live-streamed across Australia for all Members to view and ask questions live. 

This annual event aimed to provide the attendees with the latest updates, need-to-know information, and what is important and topical right now in Treasury.

Essential Treasurer 2021 covered off the following topics:








Webinar: Treasury Careers – Young Leaders Panel Discussion

Join us for a Virtual Panel discussion on the 17th of March as we hear young leaders within the Treasury community speak about their careers and how they have managed the journey from University to professional life.

Treasury has never been more important, nor front and centre in global business than now, as corporates and smaller businesses alike look to ensure liquidity and cash flow while also planning for growth opportunities coming out of the pandemic.

If you are interested in learning about both what a career in Treasury and Corporate Banking could look like, please register for the session and hear from our expert panel.


  • Toby de Riter, Group Corporate Finance Analyst – Fulton Hogan Group
  • Mary-Jane Carcasona, Investor Solutions Sales Associate – ING Bank
  • Andrew Pearce, Senior Treasury Accountant – Tabcorp
  • Neyavan Suthaharan, Analyst – Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Christopher Nelson, Treasury Advisory, Senior Manager – PwC


Webinar: Debt markets – Lessons Learned from 2020 and Predictions for 2021

Our first face-to-face events in Sydney and Brisbane for 2021, as we are hosted by King & Wood Mallesons to hear about the following topics:

1) Quick canter through 2020 – main issues corporate treasury teams had to grapple with and solutions implemented:

  • accessing sufficient liquidity
  • material adverse effect/cessation of business default clauses
  • covenant pressure

2) How did lenders react?

3) Impact on new deals – refinancings/acquisition financings

4) Changes to financing terms in the aftermath of COVID-19/2020

5) State of the debt markets towards the end of 2020 and leading into 2021

6) Observations on ESG/green/sustainability-linked debt financings


  • Yuen-Yee Cho, Partner, Banking & Finance – King & Wood Mallesons
  • Tim Bates, Executive Director, Loan Syndicate – Commonwealth Bank of Australia



Webinar: FX Roundtable

We are pleased to again be joined by Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) at the Reserve Bank to speak with us on FX Markets, to be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Following the presentation by the Assistant Governor, a mini panel discussion will take place with speakers from the Commonwealth Bank and Cambridge Global Payments to discuss the RBA’s announcement.


  • Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) – Reserve Bank of Australia

Panel Discussion:

  • Kim Mundy, Director, International Economics and Currency Strategy – Commonwealth Bank
  • Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist, Cambridge Global Payments
  • Lindesay Brine, Chair, FTA Technical Committee (Panel Chair)


Webinar: Economic Themes for 2021

Hear from Rochford who presents their view on the economic themes for the year ahead.

  • Hard Asset and commodity price inflation
  • Australia positioned well to benefit from global growth and ultra-loose monetary policies
  • Is the Greenback entering a multiyear Bear trend?
  • Will inflation ever really come back?
  • Global economic cooperation back on the table in the Biden Whitehouse, and what that means for Australia/China relations


  • Thomas Averill – Managing Director
  • Derek Mumford – Director, Head of Risk Advisory
  • Kevin Mitchell – Partner, Head of Hedge Accounting



Webinar: VIC Chapter Panel Discussion

Q4 Vic Chapter Networking Event held on Thursday 10th December.

There will be a panel discussion followed by a networking session which will enable you to meet other members of the Australian Treasury Community.


Stephen Halmarick – Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank

Michael Favaloro – Transurban

Alice Van Der Geest – Treasurer, Melbourne Airport

Rebecca Dawson – Treasury Manager, Splitit


Anthony Avitabile –  Treasurer Asia Pacific, Amcor Limited

Panel Discussion Video: