A Real Sharing Economy: Employee Share Ownership at Work Speaker Announced




Terri Butler is the federal Labor Member for Griffith, Queensland. Born and raised in Cairns, Terri commenced study at James Cook University (JCU) and graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism). Prior to being elected as the member for Griffith in 2014, Terri was a lawyer and a principal of the national law firm Maurice Blackburn, where she established and led the Queensland Employment and Industrial Law Section. While working as a lawyer, Terri was listed as one of Queensland’s top workplace relations lawyers in the Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession.

Terri has long been involved with organisations supporting those in the community. She has served on leadership groups of Children By Choice and the YWCA. Terri has also been involved in Labor’s policy development, having served two previous terms on Labor’s National Policy Committee, and a term on the new National Policy Forum.

After the 2016 election, Terri was appointed the Shadow Assistant Minister for Preventing Family Violence, Universities and Equality. Terri is also a member of the House Standing Committees on Employment, Education and Training; Procedure; Tax and Revenue; and Corporations and Financial Services.

Andrew Clements 

Partner at King & Wood Mallesons

Andrew Clements is a Partner in the Melbourne office where he specialises in tax with an emphasis on capital gains tax, consolidation, imputation and international tax work. His practice concentrates on corporate tax, together with the tax consequences of dealing in intellectual property rights and with the taxation treatment of the funds management industry. He also has extensive experience in relation to both the tax and legal issues associated with employee share schemes.

Andrew is recommended by Chambers Global Guide 2009 and commentators “have always found his work to be of a very high standard.” He has also been nominated as a leading individual in Tax by APL 500 2008/2009.

Andrew Curcio

Partner at PwC Australia

Andrew has over 20 years’ consulting and corporate experience in Australia and the UK/Europe and leads the reward and performance consulting team in Melbourne. Andrew specialises in aligning reward and performance policies and structures to people and business strategy in order to drive superior company and individual performance, including the provision of independent advice to remuneration committees.


Angela J Perry, LLB, MAICD

Chair of Employee Ownership Australia

Angela is a qualified English Barrister and Australian qualified solicitor. She has over 14 years consulting experience in the fields of equity plan design and executive compensation practice. This experience was gained in the Australian, Europe, UK and US markets.Angela has acted for some of the top Australian and UK public and private companies and large internationals in relation to design, implementation and administration of equity plans and equity like products. In particular, she has advised and implemented global equity plans and short term incentive plans in over 50 countries globally.

In the UK she was part of the HM Revenue & Customs’ (formerly the Inland Revenue) consultation process for the New All Employee Share Plan. She has undertaken research for the European commission on the prevalence, reasons for and barriers to employee share plans in Europe. She has worked with the Australian Employee Share Ownership Development Unit in the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations on the getting started kits.

Benjamin Morris 

Co-Head of HR and General Manager Performance, Reward and HR Operations – ‎Mirvac

Ben is an experienced Compensation and Benefits consultant and HR professional.  He is currently Head of Performance, Reward and Employee Services at Mirvac and was previously Head of Performance, Executive Compensation and Global Projects for Lendlease. He has previously been a consultant with PwC, Deloitte and Hay Group (where he was the Pacific Practice Leader for Executive Reward).  Ben’s interest in employee ownership has been developed over many years of assisting companies to design and implement employee share schemes

Ben is a Chartered Accountant, a Solicitor and a Chartered Company Secretary. In addition to his professional experience, Ben is a published author and an experienced lecturer having taught accounting and law subjects at UNSW and UTS (including teaching in the UTS MBA/Masters program).

Danielle Lewis

Co-Founder & CEO of Scrunch

Danielle is the co-founder & CEO of Scrunch, a data-driven Influencer Marketing platform helping to connect brands, publishers and agencies to the right Influencers for their campaign.

Danielle has a background in fashion design, blogging and enterprise sales – but her heart really belongs to travel and coffee. 10 years ago she started the blog Brisbane Threads while pursuing a career in enterprise sales for Australia’s largest telecommunications company. It was through this blog that the world of digital Influencers and their challenges would interest her so much that she threw-in a rising career to pursue the world of technology startups. 5 years later, Danielle has successfully raised over $3Million in capital, built a world-class team and launched a SaaS platform in Australia and the US. Next stop, Margaritas in Mexico.

Douglas English

Co Founder – CultureAmp

As one of the co-founders of Culture Amp Doug has overseen their engineering team growing from 5 to 30 engineers in 2 years, and is responsible for architecting product solutions that will continue to let the company scale at a breakneck pace.



James Marshall

Managing Director Computershare Plan Managers

James has a 25 year career with Computershare that enables him to bring a depth of experience to his role as Managing Director of the Computershare Plan Managers business. Before taking on this new role he most recently served as Managing Director of Computershare New Zealand, a role that saw him integrally involved in significant projects for all the company’s business lines. James also worked in Computershare’s US and Canadian offices for several years and is an expert at sharing and implementing best practice throughout the organisation.

James has developed a broad range of skills across the listed entity space and understands the role employee equity plays within a company’s strategy.

Julia Leske


Julia has a great understanding of company sustainability assessments and reporting frameworks. She has been involved in the collation and construction of sustainability indices and has contributed to a range of thematic reports on corporate ESG challenges. Through working with a broad range of investors to incorporate ESG criteria into their investment processes, and participation in multi‐stakeholder groups and investor collaborations, Julia also has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement. Julia has a Master in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University, and a combined Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration/European Studies and Sustainable Development from the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Twente (Netherlands).

Lisa McAndrew

General Manager Digital & Solutions, Computershare

Lisa McAndrew has over 13 years’ experience in creating and executing digital strategies for global corporations as well as start-ups. She has consulted and delivered projects on digital disruption, transformation, innovation, marketing strategies, customer centered design and new ways of working. Lisa most recently founded the Digital Disruption and Innovation hub for one of the world’s largest insurers.

Michael Patron

General Manager Total Reward at Tabcorp

Michael leads the Total Reward function at Tabcorp, being responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the remuneration & benefits, performance management, human resource information systems, global mobility, shared services and reporting and analytics teams. Prior to this, Michael has held senior roles within remuneration and benefits, locally and internationally, both in corporate roles as well consulting.



Os Smyth

Head of Remuneration and Benefits at Newcrest Mining

Os is an experienced Rewards and Performance HR leader currently leading the Remuneration and Benefits function at Newcrest Mining. Os has experience in both consulting and other corporate roles, including heading up the compensation and benefits functions at a number of other major Australian companies. He has expertise in the full range of reward and performance management issues globally, from incentive design through to strategic and Board governance considerations, and led reward and performance solutions in the context of significant corporate change, including takeovers, spin-offs and strategic reviews.

Priya Dias

Manager Employee Equity at National Australia Bank
Priya Dias has over five years’ experience in employee equity.  She is currently responsible for the design, development and implementation of employee equity programs across NAB globally whilst ensuring that NAB’s reward strategy is achieved and all regulation and risk associated with NAB’s employee equity programs is managed.  Her current focus is to increase employees’ understanding of their equity holdings and the value they perceive from their awards through innovative communications.  Priya previously held roles at NAB in finance and business management.  Prior to joining NAB, Priya worked in expatriate tax and global mobility with a big four accounting firm where she became a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.


Tara Reid

Head of Marketing & Communications, Computershare

For over 15 years Tara has helped organisations retain valuable customers and find profitable new ones. She started her career in grain marketing before adding to that experience through investor relations, internal and external communications, program management, marketing and change management. Tara leads a team of product managers, marketing and communications professionals and voice of customer experts who bring Computershare’s products and solutions to life. Tara has worked with a diverse range of organisations; crossing business services, financial services, banking and agribusiness.