Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Governance for Impact
A virtual seminar for NFP leaders

We’re pleased to invite you to our Not for Profit Virtual Seminar where we distil the key regulatory and industry updates impacting the not for profit sector for sector leaders, ahead of the new calendar year.

Developed specifically for NFP Board and Executives, our event will cover regulatory agenda, tax updates, governance concerns, with our industry experts accompanied by guest speakers from the ACNC and ATO.

There will also be the opportunity for virtual networking and sharing ideas with your peers, an opportunity missed by many in recent times.

Agenda

[10:00am] What’s new in NFP?

What’s new in NFP?

10:00am AEDT 

Our panel of not for profit specialists will be joined by guest speaker Murray Baird as they unpack what’s trending and topical in the not for profit space right now and what’s on the horizon.

  • Murray Baird - Principal at Murray Baird Advisory
  • Bhavesh Narsey - Partner & National Head of Not for Profit at Grant Thornton Australia
  • Elizabeth Lucas - Partner & National Head of Specialist Tax
  • Darrell Price - Principal & National Head of Health & Aged Care
[10:30am] Virtual networking

Virtual networking

10:30am AEDT

[10:45am] Top risk & governance issues for NFP’s

Top risk & governance issues for NFP’s

10:45am AEDT

Grant Thornton Partner Katherine Shamai will share two key client concerns including new trends and development in payroll matters, and the risks to be aware of in adapting to a rapidly changing environment, e.g. rapid deployment of financial aid, changing service delivery methods, or deployment of new services.

 

[11:15am] Cyber risks and tips for NFP’s

Cyber risks and tips for NFP’s

11:15am AEDT

Grant Thornton Partner and cyber expert Chris Watson will reveal the extent of scams and corruption occurring in the Australian COVID environment and the often simple measures NFP leaders can put in place now to protect their organisations from financial and reputational harm.

  • Chris Watson - Partner, Risk Consulting at Grant Thornton Australia

[11:45am] Virtual networking

Virtual networking

11:45am AEDT

[11:55am] Tax considerations for NFP’s with the ATO

Tax considerations for NFP’s with the ATO

11:55am AEDT

Is your organisation receiving all the tax benefits you’re entitled to? Find out how tax governance is relevant for NFP’s and the ATO’s approach for charities. Guest speaker Jennifer Moltisanti from the ATO will be joined by Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Adam Alexander to discuss.

  • Jennifer Moltisanti - Assistant Commissioner, Not for-profit Centre and Government Relations at ATO
  • Adam Alexander - Partner, Tax at Grant Thornton Australia
[12:25pm] A conversation with the ACNC

A conversation with the ACNC

12:25pm AEDT

Grant Thornton’s Audit Partner, Eric Passaris and our guest speaker from the ACNC, Anna Longley explore what the regulator is seeing in the sector and talk through topical matters Board Members and governance leaders should look out for.

  • Anna Longley - Assistant Commissioner General Counsel at ACNC
  • Eric Passaris - Partner & Head of Audit & Assurance, Melbourne at Grant Thornton Australia

[12:55pm] Networking highlights & closing comments

Networking highlights & closing comments

12:55pm AEDT

 

Featured speakers
Anna Longley
Assistant Commissioner General Counsel, ACNC

Anna Longley is the ACNC’s Assistant Commissioner – General Counsel. She is the senior legal advisor to the ACNC Commissioner and Advisory Board and has legal and operational oversight of the ACNC’s work regulating charities.

Jennifer Moltisanti
Assistant Commissioner, Not for-profit Centre and Government Relations at ATO
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Jennifer Moltisanti is an Assistant Commissioner with the ATO and leads the Not-for-profit Centre and Government Relations. Jennifer has a broad experience in public sector administration and has held a diplomatic role with Australia’s permanent delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as Australia’s first Minister-Counsellor Taxation.

Murray Baird
Principal at Murray Baird Advisory

Murray Baird advises on law, governance and regulation of charities and is also a Consultant to Prolegis Lawyers in Melbourne and Sydney. He was formerly Assistant Commissioner General Counsel at the ACNC.

Bhavesh Narsey
Partner & National Head of Not for Profit, Grant Thornton Australia

Bhavesh has over 12 years’ experience in public practice, including secondments to US and UK. Bhavesh is a social impact and not for profit sector specialist and focuses on the education, aged care and disability services sectors.

Elizabeth Lucas
Partner & Head of National Specialist Tax, Grant Thornton Australia

Elizabeth has extensive experience in providing fringe benefits tax and salary packaging advice to not-for-profit bodies, corporate clients and Government organisations.

Darrell Price
Principal & National Head of Health & Aged Care, Grant Thornton Australia

Darrell has 30 years’ experience in professional services, the commercial, not for profit and public sectors in Australia. He has a strong track record in developing trusted relationships, leading strategic development, change, transformation, business optimisation and commercialisation in both external and client-side roles.

Katherine Shamai
Partner – Consulting, Grant Thornton Australia

Katherine works closely with C-suite and Boards, advising them on matters relating to financial crime, compliance and good governance, to ensure they have relevant frameworks in place and reduce the level of risk they are exposed to.

Chris Watson
Partner – Consulting, Grant Thornton Australia

Chris is a Partner within the Forensic Consulting team and has over 25 years’ experience in investigations. Chris spent 12 years in the City of London Police where, as a detective in the crime scene investigation unit, Chris was responsible for building the computer crime unit.

Eric Passaris
Partner & Head of Audit & Assurance - Melbourne, Grant Thornton Australia

Eric has over 20 years of diverse experience in the accounting profession, specialising in the provision of audit and assurance services and forensic accounting and litigation support.

Adam Alexander
Partner - Tax, Grant Thornton Australia

Adam has over 20 years’ experience providing specialist taxation services to businesses ranging from small start-ups to public listed groups across a range of industries.