CFO Mastermind

This Mastermind is designed to give members the answers to create the biggest impact for themselves, and their organisation, during their time as CFO.

This CFO Mastermind creates an environment of trust where challenges can be shared and solved in the ultimate CFO peer group, leveraging the lived experience, wisdom and advice of individuals who are and have successfully navigated through CFO and CEO roles.

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CFO Mastermind members

Invitation only limited to current C suite and executive directors working within publicly listed companies, major private companies, goverment and education.

What is the CFO Mastermind about?

The CFO Mastermind is about addressing key concerns for today’s CFO Mastermind in a facilitated environment. The chair of each group will be a recent CEO of international standing and reputation, someone that has successfully navigated the CFO and CEO path. Coupled with the chairman, each meeting will be complemented with Guest speakers who will share their lived experiences on the topic for discussion.

These professionally facilitated Mastermind groups will ensure that business leaders can count on each other to provide fresh insights and perspectives enabling accelerated leadership growth and greater business success.  When placing a small group of high performing executives and business owners in a room the possibilities are endless. 

From a member’s perspective: “The Melbourne CEO Mastermind group members are the only people who I can talk to, who I trust, vent to and ask for solutions to problems without a vested interest and truly understand the pressures and challenges involved in the role offering relatability and best practices from lived experiences”

CFO Mastermind Speakers

James Fazzino - Chairman

EX CEO Incitec Pivot Limited

James Fazzino is a strategic leader with an impressive track record taking local Australian business through significant growth & expansion into international markets. During his tenure as the Managing Director and CEO of Incitec Pivot (IPL), James led the largest Australian corporate growth story on record. Over his 14 year tenure, first as CFO and then as CEO, the company increased in size 6-fold to an enterprise value of $8bn.

James is currently the Chairman of Manufacturing Australia, Chairman of Osteon Medical, a leading digital health business, Non-Executive Director of Australian Pipeline Limited, Non-Executive Director of Rabobank Australia Limited & Non-Executive Director of Tassal Group Limited, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow & Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University. James passionately believes in diversity and is a member of the Melbourne Male Champions of Change group.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith 

EX CEO ANZ Bank

Michael Smith was the CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) from 2007 to 2015 and following his retirement he remained an Adviser to the Board until July 2017.

Prior to this Michael held several other high-ranking business positions. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Chairman of Hang Seng Bank Limited, Global Head of Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group, and Chairman of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Paula Dwyer

Paula Dwyer

Chairman Tabcorp, Director ANZ Bank, Lion & Alliance

Paula Dwyer is the Chairman and Non Executive Director of Tabcorp since June 2011. Paula is also Director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Lion Pty Ltd and Allianz Australia Limited. As well as a Member of the Kirin Holdings International Advisory Board and a Member of the Takeovers Panel.

Ms Dwyer was the former Chairman of Healthscope Limited and a Director of Leighton Holdings Limited, Suncorp Group Limited and Foster’s Group Limited. She is a former member of the ASIC External Advisory Panel and the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority and of the Victorian Gaming Commission.

Malcolm Jackman

Malcolm Jackman

Chairman Force Fire, EX CEO SA Fire & Emergency, Defence SA, Elders, Coates Hire, Manpower

Malcolm Jackman joined publicly listed Coates Hire in 2003 as CEO. In September 2008 he was appointed as the CEO of Futuris Corporation which changed its name to Elders Limited in April 2009.

In late August 2014 Malcolm returned to Adelaide to become Chief Executive of Defence SA. Defence SA is South Australia’s lead government agency for all defence matters and the nation’s only stand-alone state defence organisation. In July 2015 he moved within the SA Government to become CE of SAFECOM.

Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly

EX CEO Westpac Bank and St George Bank

Gail’s banking career spans 35 years, split equally between South Africa and Australia. While in South Africa, Gail held a number of senior executive positions in the Nedbank Group.

Gail served as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of two banks in Australia – St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac from 2008 to 2015. In 2008, these two banks came together under Gail’s leadership in what was the largest in-market merger in Australian financial services. At the time of her retirement in February 2015, The Westpac Group was the country’s 2nd largest bank and the 12th largest bank in the world, in terms of market capitalisation.

Richard Goyder

Chairman QANTAS Airways, AFL & Woodside Petroleum

Richard Goyder AO is the chairman of Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Qantas Airways Ltd, and the AFL Commission. He also chairs JDRF Australia, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust. Formerly he was Chairman of the Australian B20 (the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies).

Richard was the Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers Limited from July 2005 to November 2017.

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In 2007, Richard transformed Wesfarmers with the successful acquisition of the Coles Group of companies. At more than $19 billion, this purchase was, and remains, the biggest transaction in Australian corporate history. Wesfarmers became a top 10 Australian company, with more than 500,000 shareholders and with a workforce of more than 220,000 people, it became the country’s largest private sector employer.

He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2013 for distinguished service to business through executive roles and through the promotion of corporate sponsorship of the arts and Indigenous programs, and to the community.

CFO Mastermind Membership

James Fazzino

Chairman & Group Facilitator

James Fazzino is a strategic leader with an impressive track record taking local Australian business through significant growth and expansion into international markets. During his tenure as the Managing Director and CEO of Incitec Pivot (IPL), James led the largest Australian corporate growth story on record. Over his 14 year tenure, first as CFO and then as CEO, the company increased in size 6-fold to an enterprise value of $8bn.

James is currently the Chairman of Manufacturing Australia, Chairman of Osteon Medical, a leading digital health business, Non-Executive Director of Australian Pipeline Limited, Non-Executive Director of Rabobank Australia Limited and Non-Executive Director of Tassal Group Limited, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University. James passionately believes in diversity and is a member of the Melbourne Male Champions of Change group.

Structured membership

  • Annual Membership
  • Expert Facilitator
  • Guest Speakers
  • Exclusive Peer Group
  • 6 events per year
  • 2 Social events

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