Ms Paterson is the Head of the AMP Group’s Whistleblowing Program. She is a senior legal practitioner, with extensive experience in employment and whistleblowing law and workplace investigations. Previously Ms Paterson was an Executive Manager at the CBA Group specialising in whistleblowing matters. She has significant industry experience having assumed the roles of Whistleblower Investigation Officer and Whistleblower Protection Officer at different times in her career.
Emily is General Counsel for Aurecon Group, an international engineering design and advisory company headquartered in Australia. Aurecon has extensive operations across ANZ, Asia and Middle East.
With almost 20 years’ legal experience, Emily has worked at top-tier law firms and in-house at complex global organisations, including BP in London.
Emily has managed whistleblower programs across various countries including China, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea bringing an international perspective to her experience.
Senior governance & legal executive with 17 years’ experience across various industries & top tier organisations. Currently, Group Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel at Coca-Cola Amatil. Previously Head of Secretariat & Board Governance at ANZ Wealth. Whilst at ANZ was responsible for leading a team of executives responsible for the governance, regulatory compliance & Board/Committee operations of a large corporate group incl highly regulated APRA entities.
Proven skills in corporate governance, risk management, compliance, strategic planning, relationship management, high calibre leadership & analysis skills.
Current Director experience including Financial Planning Australia Board, Audit & Risk Committee, Governance & Remuneration Committee.
Chris Wheeler is the Former Deputy NSW Ombudsman. He has over 30 years experience in complaint handling and investigations, as well as extensive experience in management and public administration. Chris was responsible for the work of the Public Administration Division of the Ombudsman and direct oversight of the responsibilities conferred on the Ombudsman under the Public Interest Disclosures Act. He also had responsibility to lead and coordinate the preparation of publications issued by the NSW Ombudsman to guide and improve the performance by public officials of their duties.
Chris is a town planner and lawyer who has previously worked in a variety of positions in State and local government in NSW and Victoria. He also worked for some years as a solicitor in the private sector.
Bachelor of Town & Regional Planning (Melbourne University)
Master of Town & Country Planning (Sydney University)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Technology, Sydney)
First State Super
Athena joined First State Super in 2018 with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She has risk and compliance experience in retail and agricultural banking and wealth management in senior roles with Rabobank, ING Australia, MLC Wealth Management and AMP.
With over 10 years’ experience in this field, Jane is responsible for public interest disclosures research and policy at the NSW Ombudsman. In this and previous roles, she has provided advice to hundreds of public officials or agencies on how to make or manage a report of wrongdoing, as well as developed best practice policies, guidelines and practical resources. Jane was an instrumental member of the research team on the Whistling While They Work 1 & 2 projects, and is an Australian representative on the working group developing an international standard on whistleblowing management systems in organisations.
David’s extensive legal career includes a long-standing role as partner at Allens Linklaters, where he gained extensive knowledge across competition and regulatory law with a focus on merger clearances, regulatory investigations and major litigation. During this time, David worked closely with the Coles team in relation to regulatory inquiries into supplier negotiations and home brand products.
David joined Coles in early 2016 and leads the legal, risk, regulatory compliance, employee relations and safety teams. He helped establish and is a member of the Coles Risk, Audit and Compliance Management Committee, as well as an executive member of the Coles Better Together diversity committee responsible for LGBTI issues.
Qualifications: BCom, LLB (Hons 1) (Australian National University), LLM (Queensland University of Technology).
As a Coca-Cola Amatil Whistle-blower Protection Officer and Head of Investigations in Australia Hayden works closely with the wider Group Risk, Legal and CoSec teams to manage Amatil’s
Whistle-blower protection program. Hayden has over a decade’s worth of experience in investigating internal Code of Conduct violations, fraud matters and whistle-blower disclosures.
In addition to a career in fraud and investigation Hayden has extensive experience in building and embedding compliance frameworks particularly Chain of Responsibility.
Hayden is currently studying for his Masters in Fraud & Financial Crime at Charles Sturt University
Fiona Darwen is Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary at Nestlé Australia. She is involved in advising the business on compliance, advertising, competition and commercial law matters, for activities across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and French Polynesia. Prior to working at Nestlé, Fiona worked at the head office of BUPA in London and private practice in Sydney.
Alison Telfer, Managing Director is General Counsel, Head of Compliance and Head of Public Policy for BlackRockAustralasia. Alison is also a member of the BlackRock Australian board and executive committee. Alison holds seats on the strategy, product development, funds oversight and risk and controls committees. Alison is the executive sponsor for the Australian branch of BlackRock’s Womens’ Initiative and philanthropic committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Ms Telfer held various senior positions over more than 9 years with Challenger Financial Services, initially in the position of senior legal counsel and later as Director, Specialised Product. In this latter role Ms Telfer was responsible for co-investment for the annuity balance sheet across equities, fixed income, infrastructure and real estate. Prior to joining Challenger Financial Services, Ms Telfer held the position of Senior Associate with Blake Dawson Waldron and prior to that, Mallesons Stephen Jaques specialising in asset management, tax and intellectual property law.
Ms Telfer holds a BA (communications)/LLB from Macquarie University and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in
Jessica is a senior legal practitioner with extensive experience managing workplace investigations both in private practice, and more recently, for the AMP Group.
Since joining AMP in July 2019, together with Anne-Marie Paterson, Group Whistleblowing Officer, Jessica has played an instrumental role in establishing AMP’s whistleblowing governance framework in compliance with the new regime introduced on 1 July. Additionally, Jessica has navigated numerous unprecedented challenges in her role as Whistleblowing Investigation Officer for the Group.