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Discussion group and Panel Discussion: SME’s – WA

22 August 2024 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Westpac, Level 4, Brookfield Place Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace WA
Member $0
Non-Member $35
Subscriber $25

What’s on your mind for the remainder of 2024?

Come along for an open discussion with your SME peers and hear from our expert panel. 

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Early warning signs
  • International Trade Finance – Managing Risks

  • Cybersecurity

Walk away with some key insights and potential planning ideas that may support your organisation in 2024/25.This is also an excellent opportunity to build your network.

Speakers highlights

Luke Gregory, Regional General Manager, Commercial Banking WA, Westpac

Luke Gregory has in excess of 30 years experience in banking and corporate finance which followed an initial career in the Military. This experience has included senior finance positions responsible for deal origination and execution, credit risk assessment and property project finance. Most recently held the position of Head of Commercial, Business and Specialist Banking at Bankwest (2018-2023) and is currently the Regional General Manager Commercial Banking with the Westpac Group in WA.

Dr Ian Marthinus, Head of Commercialisation and Impact, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC)

Dr. Martinus is an economic development and trade and investment specialist. He has extensive government and private sector experience in ICT investment management, cybersecurity commercialisation and market development, and international education and training. Dr. Martinus has managed trade and investment implementations in the Marshall Islands, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, for former Soviet countries, Indonesia and within the public and private sectors in the United States, Japan and Australia.

Mark Curran, Team Leader - Specialised Business Services South Team, Westpac 

Mark Curran is a Team Leader in our Specialised Business Services South Team. Specialised Business Services primary purpose is to have early engagement with customers in financial difficulty and to mitigate credit losses for Westpac. Mark is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in Corporate Restructuring in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mark joined Westpac in 2014 and continues to support customers to deliver solutions and outcomes in their time of need.

Rob Di Carlo, State Manager - Trade & Invoice, Westpac 

Rob has over 41 years over commercial banking experience, specialising in working capital and international trade needs. Rob currently leads the Trade & Invoice Finance relationship & sales teams in WA, SA & NT for the Westpac Group across brands and all segments and industries linking with our national business to assist Australian Businesses with their International & Domestic working capital and risk requirements.

Belinda White FGIA FCG, Principal, White, Leyland & Associates

Belinda is a dynamic leader with over 25 years’ experience as an electrical engineer, a lawyer, a corporate adviser, a governance professional and a company secretary. She has developed companies, business units and projects, and has facilitated access to equity and capital, optimised structures, and culture. 

Who should attend?

We welcome anyone with C-suite responsibilities from all sectors and industries, especially those in:

  • SME's
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Emerging corporates
  • financial services
  • local and state government
  • not-for-profit organisations and associations
  • health and aged care organisations
  • schools

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