Meet the Board

Mike Christensen FFTP

Mike Christensen is the Managing Director of Truro Partners, a business consultancy and coaching service providing finance and treasury advisory services and business coaching.

Mike created Truro Partners after a 25-year finance and treasury career, including 16 years working in the property sector for top 50 ASX listed property trusts such as DEXUS Property Group and Westfield in the UK, USA and Australia.

Mike’s last executive role was General Manager, Group Treasury for DEXUS. His other roles at DEXUS included Head of Finance Transformation and Head of Strategic Planning.

Mike’s a qualified and experienced company director. He’s Chair of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA), and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He’s also a member of the Loreto Kirribilli Finance and Risk Committee.

Mike holds a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from QUT.

Mike Christensen FFTPFTA President
Nell Bingham CFTP

Nell has been a member of the FTA since 2003 and has regularly presented at the FTA Forums.  Nell is currently a business owner and undertakes consultancy work on financial matters and strategic planning.  Prior to this, Nell worked as Director of Finance of Tasmania Medicare Local and established their new financial systems and procurement practices.  Nell was responsible for the Treasury Group at Aurora Energy Pty Ltd for 12 years and managed the Weighted Average Cost of Capital regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Aurora, Nell has held senior management positions at Tasmanian State Treasury and corporate banking positions.

Nell Bingham CFTP
Biki Markov FFTP

Biki is the Corporate Treasurer of HomeStart Finance and is responsible for all aspects of their funding and financial risk management. Biki also has the responsibility for the management of an investment portfolio used by HomeStart as an in-house alternative to mortgage insurance. Biki has worked in the Corporate Treasury area for over 15 years, prior to which she had various Accounting roles.  The FTA accorded Biki a Fellowship in 2008.

Biki Markov FFTP
Lee Trewartha CFTP

Lee Trewartha joined Fortescue Metals Group as Treasury Manager in 2013, where he manages a team principally responsible for Treasury operations and financial risk management. Prior to joining Fortescue, Lee was employed in finance and corporate treasury roles at BHP, QBE Insurance, Genworth Financial, CITIC Pacific and Ausdrill Mining.

Lee has 15 years experience in Corporate Treasury and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, an Associate Member of the ACT and has been a member of the Finance and Treasury Association since 2011.

Lee Trewartha CFTP
Fulvio Barbuio FFTP

Fulvio was appointed to the role of Head Corporate Treasury & Risk with the ABC in April 2015. He has prime responsibility for corporate treasury, enterprise risk management and insurance but also supports the performance measurement process across the ABC. He has previously held the ABC positions of Head Corporate Treasury & Performance Measurement, Head Finance and Manager Corporate Treasury. Prior to the ABC, Fulvio worked in senior analyst and management positions covering treasury, planning and strategy variously across the mining, energy, information technology, utilities and media and broadcasting industries.

His career spans over 30 years including over 20 years in treasury roles in the private and public sector dealing with risk, liquidity, funding, investments, treasury governance reporting, enterprise risk management and insurance. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) majoring in Accounting and Finance and is a FFTP and Board member of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) in Australia (and previously a member of the FTA’s National Technical Committee), a FCPA of CPA Australia and a MAICD of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Fulvio Barbuio FFTP
Robert Dougall FFTP

Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry, with particular strengths in corporate and project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and risk management.

He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of The Finance and Treasury Association and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Robert is currently the Non-executive Chairman of Inaburra Communications Limited.

Previous he was Chief Financial Officer of Centennial Coal Company Limited and he has held various executive roles at AurionGold Limited, Goldfields Limited, RGC Limited and Pancontinential Mining Limited. Prior to this, he practiced as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Robert Dougall FFTP
Clive Richards FFTP

Clive Richards is an experienced senior finance and treasury executive with over 30 years treasury risk management experience from both a banking and corporate perspective.

Clive is currently a director of Taurus Risk Solutions and a senior consultant at ITAS.

Both roles are with independent treasury and finance risk advisory firms which provide advice to a number of corporate clients in the QLD market.

Clive was previously employed at ANZ as an Associate Director, Global Markets for over 8 years. Clive advised a large number of Institutional and Corporate clients across a diverse range of industries including Natural Resources, Agriculture, Utilities, Infrastructure, Consumer Services and Government. This role covered foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions.

Clive also worked for Citigroup in Sydney and London for 12 years in various financial market roles. Previous to banking, Clive worked for 10 years at MIM Holdings (now part of Xstrata/Glencore).At MIM, he held various treasury roles including money market, foreign exchange & interest rate risk management, financial analysis, corporate finance, business acquisitions, systems development, and accounting.

Clive Richards FFTP