Conference Program

EOA 2017 Dinner and Conference
A Real Sharing Economy: Employee Share Ownership at Work

Employee Ownership Australia and New Zealand
Friday, 19 May 2017 – 7:45AM to 1:30PM
King & Wood Mallesons, Melbourne

** Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, 18 May 2017, click here to register.



7.45am Registration
A chance to network with your peers.
8.15-8.30am Welcome: King & Wood Mallesons, Melbourne – Andrew Clements

Opening: Chair of Employee Ownership Australia – Angela Perry

8.30-9.15am Keynote: Why Employee Ownership for Shared Prosperity?

Terri Butler MP – Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Child Safety and Prevention of Family Violence, Federal Member for Griffith

9.15-9.45am Share Plans that Drive Results – Behavioural Economics and Psychology of Incentives

Hear more about the why employees’ participate in plans and what they want to get out of them. In this session, we will explore different ways of looking at reward, such as the psychology of incentives, the impact of behaviour and culture and the employee experience.

Andrew Curcio – Partner at PwC
Os Smyth – Newcrest
Michael Patron – Tabcorp

9:45-10.10am Employing Good Investment – The Employee Ownership Index

The EOI was launched with significant interest from the companies involved, the ESG providers and investors. Hear from our panel about how it could change the shape of investment discussions and the value that it adds to a company beyond just cost.

Julia Leske, CEO of ESG provider CAER
Matthew Lever, Director of Commonwealth Bank

10.10-10.40am From Startup to Global Impact with Employee Ownership

Find out from successful start-ups how employee ownership helped their businesses and how innovation and ownership go hand in hand

Doug English – Co-Founder of Culture Amp
Danielle Lewis – Co-Founder of Scrunch
Panel Host: Angela Perry, Chair of Employee Ownership Australia

10:40-11.00am Break – Tea and Coffee
11.00-11.45pm Lessons of the Future – Reimagining the Employee Ownership World beyond 2017

Given the recent reporting season and the ongoing compliance around employee ownership, how can we re-imagine our plans to be more effective and more innovative so Australia is ahead of the game.

Andrew Clements – Partner at King & Wood Mallesons
Panel Host: Benjamin Morris – Co-Head of HR and General Manager Performance, Reward and HR Operations – ‎Mirvac

11.45-12.15pm Your Employee as a Customer – Winning and Retaining Equity Plan Participants

Understand how to present your plans so employees are engaged – Speaker Computershare’s Marketing Team

In this innovative and creative discussion, our panel will challenge you to think about equity plans through the eyes of a product marketer. The session will offer strategies and practical tools to support your efforts in winning, retaining and growing ‘customers’ for your employee equity plans.

Priya Dias – Manager Employee Equity, National Australia Bank
James Marshall – Managing Director Computershare Plan Managers,
Lisa McAndrew – General Manager Digital & Solutions, Computershare,
Tara Reid – Head of Marketing & Communications, Computershare


• Report Backs and Discussion

• Conference Wrap

12:30-1:30pm Lunch and Close