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FCAWA Conference 2020

26th Oct 2020 - 28th Oct 2020
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Pan Pacific, 207 Adelaide Terrace Perth Western Australia Australia 6000


Hon. Simone McGurk, Minister - Member for Fremantle

Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services, Member For Fremantle

Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair - ACCC

Deputy Chair, ACCC
Delia is the Deputy Chair of the ACCC and has been working in the consumer protection area for... More

Dr June Smith, Deputy Chief Ombudsman - AFCA

Deputy Chief Ombudsman, AFCA
Dr Smith is well recognised for her work developing the role of codes of practice to improve... More

Judi Jones - Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

Ombudsman, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
Judi Jones has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, management, and the law.... More

Lanie Chopping, Commissioner - DMIRS

Commissioner, Consumer Protection, DMIRS
Lanie Chopping is the current Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia and... More

Fiona Guthrie, CEO - FCA

Chief Executive Officer, Financial Counselling Australia
Fiona started her career in consumer advocacy as a voluntary financial counsellor at Caxton... More

Kim Dean, Director of Emergency Services - Dept of Communities

Department of Communities, Director of Emergency Services
Kim has been involved in the social services/social welfare arena for over 30 years in a variety... More

Helen Armstrong, Assistant Director - AFSA

Assistant Director, AFSA
Helen is based in Brisbane and is Assistant Director of the Registry and Debt Agreement... More

Walter McGuire, Director - Go Cultural

Director, Go Cultural
Walter McGuire is a Noongar man and co-owner/operator with wife Meg, of Go Cultural Aboriginal... More

Gillian Booth, CEO - Women's Legal Service

CEO, Women's Legal Service
Dr Gillian Booth-Yudelman is the inaugural CEO of the Women's Legal Service WA.  With 20... More

Michelle Mackenzie, CEO - Shelter WA

CEO, Shelter WA
Michelle Mackenzie became Shelter WA’s CEO in March 2018. Michelle has a passion for... More

Justine Martyr, acting CEO, Advocare

Acting CEO, Advocare
Justine joined Advocare as an advocate so she has a wealth of direct experience of advocating... More

Tim Williams, CEO - Finucare

CEO, Finucare
Tim is the CEO of Finucare Financial Counselling. He has worked in human services for most of... More

Preethi Vergis, Program Manager - Financial Toolbox

Program Manager, Financial Toolbox
Preethi Vergis is a social change consultant with a focus on working with newly... More

Iain Shields, Founding Director - Home Hub

Founding Director, Home Hub
A passionate social entrepreneur, Iain Shields’ experience includes 10 years of frontline... More

Chris Wheatcroft, CEO - RFCS

CEO, Rural Financial Counselling Association
Chris’s background includes a combination of knowledge and experience facilitating... More

Suzanne Long, Manager - St Vincent de Paul

Manager, St Vincent de Paul Society, WA
Suzanne is the Manager of Financial Counselling at St Vincent de Paul Society WA and a FCAWA... More

Celia Dufall, Principal Officer - Financial Counselling Network

Principal Officer, Financial Counselling Network
Celia is a qualified accountant and holds a Master of Business Leadership from Curtin... More

Anne Smith, Executive Manager, Centacare

Executive Manager, Centacare

Lyndsey Fitzgerald, Manager - Jacaranda

Manager, Jacaranda

Alison Pidgeon, Solicitor - Legal Aid

Solicitor, Legal Aid
Alison is a solicitor in the Civil section of Legal Aid Western Australia. She practices mainly... More

Chris Johns, solicitor - Legal Aid

Legal Aid, Solicitor
Chris joined Legal Aid in January 2019 and joined the Mortgage Hardship Service. Since then,... More

Daniel Clarke, Lawyer - Maurice Blackburn

Maurice Blackburn, Lawyer
Daniel is a Superannuation and General Insurance lawyer, based in Maurice Blackburn’s... More

Roberta Grealish, Senior Solicitor - CCLSWA

Senior Solicitor, CCLSWA
Roberta is a senior solicitor at CCLSWA. Roberta attended the National University of Ireland,... More

Nadia Agnello, Solicitor - CCLSWA

Solicitor, CCLSWA
Nadia is a solicitor at CCLSWA. Nadia attended the University of Western Australia and... More

Gemma Taylor, Principal Lawyer - Maurice Blackburn

Principal Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn
Gemma is Maurice Blackburn’s WA State Leader and Head of WA’s Sexual Abuse practice.... More

Kim Every, Financial Coach - FCN

Financial Coach, FCN

Bharathi Pingali, Financial Wellbeing worker - UnitingWA

Financial Wellbeing worker, UnitingWA

Amanda Ghouse, Financial Wellbeing and FC, Midlas

Financial Wellbeing and FC, Midlas

Ian Macdonald, Solicitor - FCAWA

Solicitor, FCAWA

Leela James, Coordinator - SERC

Community Relief and Resilience Coordinator, SERC and WACOSS
Leela James is the Community Relief and Resilience coordinator at the WA Council of Social... More

Richard Usher, Coordinator Financial Capability - Communicare

Coordinator, Communicare
Richard Usher is the Co-ordinator Financial Capability overseeing Communicare’s Financial... More

Kerriann Larsen, Coordinate - Red Cross

Coordinate, Australian Red Cross
After working as an academic at UWA for a few years Kerriann decided she wanted to move into the... More

Melanie Every, EO - FCAWA


Diane Hayes, Senior Policy Officer - FCAWA

Senior Policy Officer, FCAWA
Over the last 20 years I have worked in and around the FC sector both in WA and... More

Leanne Berard, MSSO - FCAWA

Membership & Sector Support Officer, FCAWA
Leanne has been the Membership & Sector Support Officer within the dynamic group, FCAWA, for... More

Thomas To, Facilitator - Mindfulness Meditation Hub

Facilitator, Mindfulness Meditation Hub
Thomas' Tai Chi journey began over 15 years ago in Hong Kong in the Chen Style.  He later... More

Kate Drown, Coordinator - Women's Health and Family Services

Coordinator, Women's Health and Family Services
Kate Drown has extensive experience working in Community Services and the Alcohol and other Drug... More