The Future of Workplace Experience in the Banking & Finance Sector in Australia | Tenant Talks
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About the Event

In a post-pandemic world, with the majority working from home, why do you actually need an office? What will be its key uses? What processes have changed during Covid19 that have brought new habits not to be lost?

Learn from the financial industry’s top experts and how they are planning for the future of space in a post-pandemic world.

Topics to include:
-The way we view and use the workplace has shifted, resulting in changes in employee behaviour and needs – what specifically is happening in the finance/banking sector?
-With many organisations adopting a hybrid workplace model, the purpose of the office has evolved
-Processes may have changed throughout 2020 that led to new habits to be reinforced in 2021
-How are you re-energising your workplace culture to ensure greater engagement and productivity for the year ahead?
-2 polls will be carried out to gauge current situation of the audience

Who should attend?
-Corporate Real Estate Heads, Facilities Managers, Head of Property
-Workplace Experience teams
-Head of People and Culture, Human Resources
-Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance
-Chief Operating Officer
-Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer

May 27th 2021, 11:00am AEST


Free, Registration Required

Featured Panelists

Stuart Davie

Head of Corporate Services, Australia and New Zealand | HSBC Bank

Stuart is currently the leader of Corporate Real Estate at HSBC, enabling their fast-growing presence in Australia. While at HSBC, he has maximized flexibility and efficiency with Activity-Based-Working and Agile Projects while realizing significant improvements in employee engagement through a workplace transformation. As a result, HSBC won the 2017 Australian Business Award (ABA) and World Business Award (WBA) for Change Management for the Head Office relocation to Barangaroo Sydney.

Stuart previously managed a complex multimillion-dollar outsourcing joint venture with BPAY, for three of Australia’s largest banks, CBA, Westpac, and NAB, following 10-years in banking with NAB. He is practiced at leading strategic change and driving key business outcomes and applies this experience to ensure organizations realize their potential to generate strong economic returns that support valuable customer outcomes, community wellbeing, and social renewal.

Annabel Flynn

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Services | Credit Union Australia (CUA)

Annabel has had a very varied career starting off as a lawyer, moving on to the design of maintenance and logistics bases for airships, to running large shared services, and designing and implementing technology solutions.

She has run numerous Transformation Programs across a multitude of industries including banking and finance, mining, government, and professional services.

Annabel is currently working at Credit Union Australia as the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Services. At CUA Annabel is focused on the design and build of the new Brisbane Headquarters for CUA.

Jose Fredes

Head of Property & Facilities | Teachers Mutual Bank

Jose is currently Head of Property & Facilities at Teachers Mutual Bank. He is responsible for asset management, site procurement, property development, purchasing, and disposal of property assets. He provides expert advice in property matters to the Executive and Board, covering 5 banks under the TMBL umbrella. Comprised of over 300,000 members and more than $9 billion in assets, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited is one of Australia’s largest mutual banks.

Jose holds an MBA specialising in Logistics & Supply Chain, Property Management, Facilities Management, and Interior Design qualifications.

Michael Hala

Associate Design | Axiom Workplaces

As Associate Design at Axiom Workplaces, Michael has more than 20 years of experience in interior design and architecture, along with extensive knowledge in strategic planning and critical decision making which has consistently led to intelligent workplace design outcomes.

He has worked globally on a wide range of commercial, industrial, retail, luxury residential, and government projects, and with a multitude of specialized consultants in the field.

Panel Moderator

Vanessa Beggs

Chief Operating Officer | Australian Banking Association

Vanessa is the Chief Operating Officer at the Australian Banking Association. She is responsible for working with member banks on developing the strategic direction of the ABA and supporting the CEO in providing leadership and operational management.
Vanessa brings over 25 years’ experience across the not for profit, government and corporate sectors. Vanessa previously held the position of the CEO for the YWCA NSW, and has also held executive roles in strategy, change management, cultural transformation and organisational development predominantly with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Vanessa is a Judge of the Eureka Prize and serves as a Non-Executive Director of Variety NSW/ACT (Children’s Charity) and of Driveabout World (an Edutech start-up).

Event Partner


At Axiom, we are dedicated to helping businesses navigate the constantly evolving landscape of work and prepare for the future.

Our team of expert consultants is composed of thought leaders and regular presenters at events discussing new ways of working.

We offer a fully-integrated, collaborative, and evidence-based service in workplace strategy, workplace design, project management, and post-project services for all commercial offices.

Our goal is to help businesses create productive, engaging, and future-focused office environments where people and businesses thrive.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business succeed in the modern workplace.

Supported Charity


We are proud to support the essential work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Specifically, their innovative mental health services that address significant gaps in care for rural and remote Australians.


May 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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