Dear Member,

I have now been in my role with the FTA for almost 2 months, and it has been a whirlwind! 

It has been a busy time getting to better understand the business and its members, in particular what it is that the members need from their organisation.  It is clear that while the FTA does a lot right, we have some area’s to grow and improve.  In particular I believe we need to provide more quality CPD, training and networking opportunities, and we need to communicate to our members in a more personalised way.  That is, providing content and information that is relevant, necessary and wanted.

This is a great time to be getting involved with the FTA, the Board have clear and exciting plans for where they want to take the organisation.  But this can’t happen without the continued support of our members, our past members and our future members.  We need everyone to come on Board, so please, if your membership is due, renew it, if it has lapsed, come back and let us work together to build an organisation that delivers value, and that we are all proud to be a part of.

In closing, I would like to reference our International Women’s Day breakfast in Melbourne on March 8.  This is the first event of its kind for FTA, certainly in recent times, and we are keen to use this as a springboard to similar events around the country.  Not just for our Women’s groups, but our younger members, our experienced members, all of our members.  Again, we can’t do it and build the organisation without your support, so if you are in Victoria, please come along to what will be an excellent morning.  If you are elsewhere, we look forward to coming to you soon.  And if you would like, we have sponsor packages available, we need all the help we can get to begin providing great products and services!


Ben Leaver
Finance & Treasury Association