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FINSIA Ideas for Impact

The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Ideas for Impact’, examining the financial services sector’s instrumental role in accelerating Australia’s transition toward more sustainable and renewable sources. 

The event will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 24 April 2024 featuring prominent business leaders in conversation about Australia’s energy transition and how they are driving change from within the financial services sector. Speakers include:

  • Dr Guy Debelle, Adviser, Investment Committee of Australian Retirement Trust
  • David Gall SF FIN, Group Executive, Corporate & Institutional Banking, NAB
  • Sonya Sawtell-Rickson F FIN, Chief Investment Officer, HESTA
  • Session moderated by Fiona McIntyre, Partner, Energy Energy Transition, PwC Australia

Quotes attributable to FINSIA CEO & MD, Yasser El-Ansary F FIN:

“The pathway to meeting our collective national ambition of ‘net zero by 2050’ will necessitate greater innovation, much greater levels of partnership between the public and private sectors, and importantly, trillions of dollars of capital”.

“This will be a thought-provoking and unique opportunity to be a part of a vitally important national conversation”.

“FINSIA is delighted that these influential business leaders - Dr Guy Debelle (Australian Retirement Trust), David Gall (NAB) and Sonya Sawtell-Rickson (HESTA) and Fiona McIntyre (PwC Australia) - will join us in Melbourne this April to address key issues in Australia’s energy transition from an investment and capital perspective, and share insights into how the shared ambition of achieving net zero by 2050 can be achieved”.


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Key Facts:

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) luncheon event examines financial services’ critical role in accelerating Australia’s energy transition

Speaker panel includes influential business leaders Dr Guy Debelle (Australian Retirement Trust), David Gall (NAB) and Sonya Sawtell-Rickson (HESTA) with moderator Fiona McIntyre (PwC Australia)

Event to be held Wed 24 April in Melbourne. Limited tickets available.

About us:

FINSIA – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia – is the peak professional body in Australia and New Zealand for the financial services industry.

FINSIA is the membership body of choice for a growing community of over 14,000 financial services professionals in Australia and New Zealand working across the banking, institutional markets, funds management, financial advice and securities sectors.

Contact details:

Karen Worsfold l Head of Member Engagement
02 9275 7900 l 


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