Group CIO & Head of Shared Services APN News & Media
Tim Catley is the Group CIO and Head of Shared Services for APN News & Media. He is an experienced CIO with extensive transformation experience across a wide range of industries and organisations.
After initially training as an engineer in the UK, Catley relocated to Australia. Since arriving in Australia he has held a number of senior IT leadership roles for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, News Corporation, Sydney Water and APN News and Media
Former CIO Retail & Business Banking Westpac Corporation
Greg Chapple has spent the past 20 years working in the Financial Services industry. Until January 2012 he was the CIO for the Retail and Business Banking Group at Westpac.
Chapple possesses deep experience in business and technology strategy, integration and operational efficiency. Prior to Westpac, he held senior roles at IBM and Deloittes working with Financial Services clients across Australia and Asia Pacific with specific focus on post merger integration, outsourcing and business/technology transformation programs.
Managing Partner, Strategy and Change, IBM Global Business Services. IBM Australia Limited
Matt English is a Partner in IBM Global Business Services based in Melbourne. He specialises in strategy and change consulting with major clients. His focus is in the area of organisation change, especially around the re-shaping of business models.
He has been involved extensively in the development, publication and presentation of innovative thought leadership covering a variety of topics of interest to senior executives across Asia Pacific. He has been directly involved in four major CEO studies, has authored several IBM white papers, and is active in various facets of social media.
Managing Director Avril Henry
Avril Henry is an outstanding speaker; articulate, challenging, informative, compelling, dynamic, inspiring... being some of the words that have been used to describe her. She was recognised by the Australian Institute of Management as one of the top 40 management thinkers in the world.
Her corporate career spanned senior roles in finance, IT, project management, change management and human resources, in Australia and internationally, in companies such as De Beers, Barclays Bank, UBS Warburg, Westpac and Merrill Lynch. Henry established her management consulting business in 2003, focusing on leadership, change management, talent management, diversity, recruitment and retention strategies.
During the past 9 years, Henry has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses to more than 100,000 people in Australian, New Zealand and Asian companies spanning almost every industry. She is a lecturer at the University of Western Sydney to their gifted scholarship students, delivering a revolving three-year leadership program, in addition to their academic studies, to better prepare them for leadership positions in the future.
Henry has a weekly radio program as their resident expert on workplace relations and HR, which is broadcast to 16 countries in Asia. She is regularly featured on radio and TV, and contributes articles to several industry publications and newspapers. She is the author and co-author of several books on leadership and the different generations at work, and is currently working on her next leadership book, due for release in 2012.
IT Customer Support Manager Leighton Contractors
Michael Herbert is an IT professional with more than 15 years experience in the IT industry. He has worked in Australia and the UK both in contracting and permanent roles with organisations including the Department of Education, National Westminster bank, Statoil UK, Volvo, ABN Amro, the Australian Stock Exchange and the Department of Commerce.
In 2006 he joined the senior IT management team at Leighton Contractors, and has been instrumental in successfully guiding the IT team through a period of extraordinary growth. He is the Customer Support Manager leading 55 IT professionals based in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland.
He has managerial accountability for three teams; service desk, project services and desktop and infrastructure support. He also plays a lead role in managing ITIL processes, business and vendor relationships.
Group Executive Strategy and Technology Qantas Airways Limited
Jayne Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 and is now the Group Executive Strategy and IT. In addition to her role at Qantas, she is also a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths, a member of the Sydney Medical School's Advisory Board and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Hrdlicka is a seasoned executive with a mix of executive and advisory experience. Prior to joining Qantas, she was a senior partner at Bain and Company, a global strategy consulting firm, where she was a global and regional leader in the Customer Strategy Practice. In addition to her client duties, she also played an active internal role in the development of talented women around the world. Prior to Bain and Company, Hrdlicka spent 6 years in industry. She ran two significant transformations as an operations executive and ultimately as a CEO.
Founder and Executive Chairman Institute for Economics & Peace
Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace. After successfully building two international software companies, Killelea decided to dedicate most of his time and fortune to sustainable development and peace.
His latest initiative, the Institute for Economics and Peace, is an international research institute dedicated to building a greater understanding of the inter-relationships between business, peace and economics with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. The Institute’s ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. It also produces country-specific analysis
including the United States Peace Index.
Killelea serves on a number of advisory boards including the International Crisis Group (ICG), the Alliance for Peacebuilding and the OECD’s Global Project on Measuring Progress of Societies. He is also an international trustee of the World Council of Religions for Peace.
Jonathan Q Nguyen-duy
Product Management Director, Global Security Services Verizon
Jonathan Q Nguyen-duy is the Product Management Director of Global Security Services. Prior to his current role, he led the development of Verizon's business continuity, storage, hosting and email services. Before joining Verizon, he served as the regional director of operations in Central America for the U.S. Foreign Service.
With more than 15 years of risk management experience, Nguyen-duy has led information security and communications services in more than 50 countries. He has worked through a wide range of business interruptions, including armed conflict, civil strife, cyber attacks, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and power outages. He is a certified business continuity planner and a recognized expert in pandemic disease preparedness.
He holds an M.B.A in IT and International Business and a B.A. in International Economics from George Washington University.
VP American Express Technologies
Tony Ritchie has worked for American Express as Vice President of American Express Technologies, JAPA in their international consumer services division since 2007.
Prior to that, Ritchie worked in the American Express Merchant Acquiring business from 2001 and as Vice President of Strategy, Products and Infrastructure from 2003.
His responsibilities at American Express cover the Asia Pacific region and include managing technology platforms and projects for the consumer card business and operations function. Prior to joining American Express, Ritchie worked at Westpac Banking Corporation as Head of Retail Transaction Products. He has held a variety of senior roles in the Australian cards and payments industry since 1992.
General Manager, NSW SAP Australia
Chief Executive Officer Suncorp Business Services Suncorp
Jeff Smith is CEO, Suncorp Business Services and is responsible for the Group’s technology, real estate, group procurement and HR services portfolios. He was originally appointed to the role of Group Executive, Business Technology following the Suncorp merger with Promina in 2007.
Smith has 23 years of experience in the IT industry, with the last 12 years spent as CIO or equivalent for a range of companies in the USA and Australia. His previous roles include CIO for Telstra Corporation, where he led the transformation and integration of that company's IT systems and generated dramatic improvements in quality, cycle time and cost reduction.
Smith has also held leadership positions in a number of world class companies including Honeywell, Toyota and Charles Schwab.
CIO Corporate Express Australia
Garry has been with Corporate Express for 12 year and has more than 28 years experience in the Information Management and Technology Industry. Prior to joining Corporate Express he held the role of General Manager, Information Technology, Telecommunications and e-Business for Sony Australia Limited. Garry has also seen the technology world from a consultant's perspective providing consultancy and professional services to a number of medium to large Australian organisations in the corporate and government sectors.
He holds an M.B.A. from the University of New England, is degree qualified in Accounting and Information Technology and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was on the Board of Corporate Express from 2002 to 2010 and was appointed to the Board of Multiple Sclerosis Limited in 2009.
Executive General Manager, Service Development Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Tim Whiteley is the Executive General Manager, Service Development at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). In his role, Whiteley is responsible for leading initiatives that enhance the CBA’s digital services offering.
Whiteley started in his current role in 2006 and has successfully managed key programs including CBA’s Finest Online, which delivered significant advancements to the bank’s digital platforms and received industry recognition for creating a market leading customer offering. Whiteley’s current portfolio includes technical solution delivery for the CBA’s Core Banking Modernisation project (CBM), programs to further the bank’s adoption of cloud computing and the implementation of flexible IT architecture that enables reusable business services.
Whiteley leads CBA’s Enterprise Architecture practice which aims to create business value through the alignment of business and information technology.
Whiteley joined the CBA group as part of the Colonial acquisition in 2000 where he joined CommSec and was a programme lead in the CommSee project. Prior to his technology roles Whiteley’s career included a number of roles in financial markets trading and treasury functions.