AFA Conference program unveiled

The upcoming AFA conference has released its program and in its headline acts are the former foreign minister and a Thai caves rescuer.

Julie Bishop will join Thai caves rescuer Dr Richard Harris as keynote speakers, as well as ethics and trust commentator Clare Payne, best practice expert Michelle Hoskin, wine entrepreneur Warren Randall and mental health presenter Chelsea Pottenger.

Ms Payne writes on ethics and trust for a range of publications, drawing on her experience as an employment lawyer and managing the integrity office of a global investment bank.

In 2010, Ms Payne led the establishment of the Banking and Finance Oath, a Hippocratic oath for those working in the industry.


Ms Hoskin has over 20 years working alongside some of the world’s best organisations and is currently pioneering a drive towards professionalism and operational excellence.

She founded Standards International, the UK’s premier certification body, and recently led a sector committee whose objective was to launch a new international standard for paraplanners.

Mr Randall has worked in the wine industry for 42 years and will share how he beat the critics to become the largest private company owner of vineyards in both the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

Ms Pottenger is an international speaker and ambassador for charities including R U OK? and The Gidget Foundation.

AFA chief executive Philip Kewin said he was proud to be able to host such a diverse range of high calibre speakers at this year’s conference.

“Each of our keynote presenters has something unique to offer and will provide delegates with insights and/or equip them with skills they can apply when they return to their practices," he said.

Mr Kewin said there were more than 12 CPD hours available to those who attended and delegates would be able to take away best practice thinking and actionable insights.

“The AFA conference also offers delegates the opportunity to network with their peers from all over Australia and experience the unique community aspect of the AFA," he said.

AFA Conference program unveiled
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Eliot Hastie

Eliot Hastie

Eliot Hastie is a journalist at Momentum Media, writing primarily for its wealth and financial services platforms. 

Eliot joined the team in 2018 having previously written on Real Estate Business with Momentum Media as well.

Eliot graduated from the University of Westminster, UK with a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism).

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