Albury Wodonga Leaders’ Lunch: Findings from the Royal Commission

Wed 19 Jun 2019
12.30pm to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 12.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Best Western Plus Hovell Tree Inn
596-614 Hovell Street (Cnr Wodonga Place)
Albury VIC


Single Members: A$105.00 Non-members: A$120.00 Table Members, Table of 10: A$880.00 Non-members, Table of 10: A$880.00

Katherine Brazenor

Katherine Brazenor

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Katherine is a barrister at the Victorian Bar, practising in all areas of commercial and corporate law. Before coming to the Bar, Katherine was an Associate at the Federal Court of Australia to Justices Gordon and Middleton. Prior to that Katherine was a litigation solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler.

As a barrister, Katherine has acted for regulators, government departments, insolvency practitioners, companies and individuals in a number of complex matters. In 2018, she was briefed to act for ANZ in the Financial Services Royal Commission, and to act for the liquidators in what is said to have been Australia’s largest public examinations, conducted in the Federal Court of Australia. She is presently briefed in the Royal Commission into Aged Care.

In 2017 and 2018, Katherine won the Lawyers’ Weekly awards for “Barrister of the Year” at the Women’s Law Awards and Australian Law Awards.

Michael Mack MAICD

Chief Executive Officer, WAW Credit Union

Michael Mack was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of WAW Credit Union in 2016, having been the organisation’s Deputy Chief Executive.

Michael has extensive retail banking and strategy experience in customer-owned banking in Australia, and also spent time in the UK and Canada working with major Banks and Mutuals. During his time in the Australian Mutual Sector, Michael has served on a number of national committees and working groups, focused on mutual sector performance, Prudential Regulation and digital strategy and innovation.

Michael was born and raised in the area and has returned to raise his family here.

Michael holds a Business Degree from LaTrobe University and is a Fellow of Instil (formerly the Australian Mutuals Institute).

Kay Thawley GAICD


Kay is a Company Director building her governance expertise following a career in financial services in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland and the USA.

Kay held numerous C-suite leadership roles in National Australia Bank spanning marketing & distribution, operations, line management and risk; was Bank Sector Industry Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and CEO of Industry Fund Services including superannuation financial advice services.

Through these roles, Kay has had extensive engagement with sector regulation and consumer best practice in Banking, Superannuation and Wealth Management/Advice. Kay is an advocate of coupling robust risk management with deep customer engagement practices to achieve sustainable business growth.

Kay moved to North Eastern Victoria in 2013 and is a Director of Hume Bank Ltd, Independent member of Indigo Shire Audit Committee and formerly a Director of Wodonga TAFE.

Governance under the microscope.

The Banking Royal Commission brought the financial services sector under the microscope.

Please join Katherine Brazenor, Barrister, Victorian Bar and Michael Mack, Chief Executive Officer, WAW Credit Union for an interactive discussion on the critical issues facing directors in Australia post the release of the Royal Commission’s Final Report.

Directors from all sectors must reckon with Commissioner Hayne’s findings as they drive their own organisations’ culture, risk management and performance.

Registration and networking start at 12pm.

Contact details

Ariana Coates
Programs Coordinator – Events
T. 03 9245 4200