Dear Members,

Over the past week we have delivered one of our key events of the year, Essential Treasurer.   This was my first exposure to the program, and I found it informative, current and of great interest to our community.  While the numbers attending were similar to previous years, I personally think we should be getting greater attendance at what is an important annual event – I would be really pleased to hear feedback from anyone who attended on what worked and what didn’t, but also from those who didn’t attend, and what we could do differently.  It was certainly great for me to get around and talk to a lot of our members about the FTA and share some of the things that the Board and Management are talking about.  More on our strategy and priorities will come out over the next few months.

I would like to sincerely thank our two partners for the Essential Treasurer series- EY and CBA.   Both provided content, speakers and a lot of lead up work in putting the program together – with EY also providing their fantastic premises.  Individually, Jennifer Williamson did a power of work, along with Nadia Kentera, Melanie Webster and our Committee’s – thanks to all of you.  One of the topics of the program was NPP – and while I know a lot of people will be familiar at various levels, thought it was timely to include an article in this week’s newsletter as a follow up.


Ben Leaver
Finance & Treasury Association