WA Not-for-Profit Forum 2017

Thu 25 May 2017
8.30am to 12.30pm MAP
Perth Arena - Granite Room
700 Wellington Street
Perth WA
single AUD $295.00 (members) AUD $395.00 (non-members)
8 DPD Points

Anne Skipper AM FAICD

Anne Skipper AM FAICD

Chair, Silver Chain

Anne is an experienced businesswoman and company director – she has been a nurse, change agent, business owner, board director and advocate for children in Australia and internationally.

Her diverse board portfolio has included government, private sector and the not-for-profit sector in the areas of health, finance, social welfare, women’s affairs, children and young people.

Anne is currently the Principal of Anne Skipper and Associates a specialist organisation consulting in corporate governance, board dynamics and strategic facilitation.

Her career highlights have been; founding the highly successful leadership development business The Teleran Group, Chairing the International year of the Family and in 2000 being awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for community service.

Anne has had over 25 years experience as a company director and currently a facilitator with the Institute of Company Directors in Australia and internationally.

She has held positions as a director and chair of boards in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors and is currently:

  • Director Plan International Board, Director Plan Hong Kong Board and immediate Past-Chair Plan International Australia Director
  • People’s Choice Credit Union
  • Chair, Silver Chain Group Australia
  • Director Central Adelaide Hills Medicare Local
  • Director Tonkin Consulting
Phil Butler GAICD

Phil Butler GAICD

Sector Leader, Not-for-Profit, AICD

Based in Canberra, Phil is the Not-for-Profit Sector Leader for the AICD. This role aims to support organisations in the NFP sector to achieve their respective missions through ongoing improvements in governance and to build greater awareness of the contribution of NFP directors and support their ongoing professional development. Examples of this work include the Good Governance Principles and Guidance for NFP Organisations and the annual NFP Governance and Performance Study.

Prior to taking on this role, he was Manager NFP, Public Sector & ACT for AICD which involved managing the activities and membership of the division and having a focus on the key sectors within ACT.

Phil’s careers spans Private, Public and Not for Profit sectors, including senior roles with Reed Elsevier, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and with the Australian Bureau of Statistics early in his career.

His board and committee roles have included various school and sporting organisations, and most recently as a director of Pro Musica and as a member of the Canberra Institute of Technology Advisory Council.

In addition to successfully completing the Company Directors Course, he completed AICD’s Mastering the Boardroom program and is a regular speaker at conferences and briefings across Australia.

Jennifer Lawrence GAICD

Chief Executive Officer, Brightwater Care Group

Jennifer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Brightwater Care Group in 2016 and is a strong advocate for change and innovation in the aged care and disability sectors. She joined the organisation in 2003 as the General Manager, Care Operations and more recently held the position of General Manager, Disability, Research and Risk.

She has a strong focus on innovation and technology, and considerable strategic development and management experience combined with a strong clinical background in medical science.

Jennifer held a number of executive roles in the private pathology industry locally and interstate before moving to Brightwater Care Group in 2003. As the organisation's manager of business operations of services for older people and people with disabilities, she was responsible for overseeing the building of new aged care infrastructure and a $20m redevelopment of the Oats Street rehabilitation service site. She also established the Brightwater Research Centre and has published and presented research internationally.

Jennifer is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of the Australian College of Health Service Management and a non-executive Director of the Leeuwin Foundation.

Nick Henry

Treasurer & Board Member, Youth Focus

Nick is the Leader of the Assurance Practice at PwC in Western Australia which includes external and internal audit services, risk assurance, controls advisory and accounting advisory services. He is a member of PwC’s WA Executive Leadership Team and the National Assurance Markets Leadership Team.

Nick has extensive experience in providing audit and accounting advisory services to the resources sector globally having worked predominantly in Australia and USA but also with experience on the ground in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Canada and a number of countries in Africa. His experience mainly covers upstream and downstream oil & gas, gold, iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, lead, coal, diamonds, mineral sands and in various resources sector services companies including engineering & construction. In addition to audit services, he routinely provides expert accounting advice and support around working through complex accounting issues, mergers & acquisitions, debt arrangements and solving other issues. He has experience working with all sizes of companies from multinationals to ASX 50, ASX 100 and junior explorers.

Nick is Treasurer and Board Member of Youth Focus and a member of the College Council at Methodist Ladies College.

Nick is a former State Chairman and Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Shayne Leslie

Chairman, St John Ambulance
Join us, along with colleagues and peers, at the first Not-for-Profit Forum to be held in WA since 2013

Wear many hats

In an increasingly complex and constantly evolving environment, Not-for-Profit boards are facing ongoing challenges in their efforts to achieve long-term success and financial strength.

In this half-day forum created specifically for Not-for-Profit board members and executives, you will hear experienced directors and industry experts discuss how they are approaching the biggest issues facing NFP boards today. Designed to challenge your thinking and ensure your board has the resilience to govern into the future, this interactive half-day forum will provide you with new insights and experiences to take back to the boardroom.

The session will include both keynote addresses and interactive panel sessions from industry experts, presenting on current examples from the sector and allowing participants to express their thoughts on topical issues.

Contact Details

Courtney Blechynden
Events Coordinator
+61 8 9320 1700