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Welcome Lunch & Trade Networking

Please take time to meet our exhibiting sponsors over lunch and learn how they can help you and your clients

Conference Welcome
Meg Granger
  • Meg Granger (Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training Services)

    Meg Granger

    Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training Services

    Meg joined Dynamic Taxation in 2009 as a trainee accountant and progressed to becoming partner of the firm in 2019, completing a university degree, CPA program and CPA Public Practice program along the way. Meg is also a Registered Tax Agent and Current Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport, and the president of a Country Practice Accountant’s group.

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In Our Sights: The Latest Tax Policy and Administration Developments
Robyn Jacobson

In this informative session, Robyn will provide insights into the tax policy and administration matters currently in the sights of The Tax Institute’s Tax Policy and Advocacy team, and practical tips on matters which affect your clients, including:
• Looking ahead to the Federal Budget 2022–23 and the Federal election
• Latest tax policy developments
• Recently released draft ATO guidance on section 100A and Division 7A (present entitlements to a share of trust income)
• Case for Change: the case for tax reform

  • Robyn Jacobson (Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute)

    Robyn Jacobson

    Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute
What NOT to do and what to do when systemizing your firm!
Lisa HennesseyTrent Taylor

Accounting firms and their teams are finding themselves working remotely now more than ever with the Covid implications. What we are finding is that not all accounting firms have the business systems in place to handle this, so the quality of their clients’ experience is dropping due to the ineffectiveness and inconsistent results being driven by the team who are forced to work remotely.
Trent and Lisa will share the reason why systems are so critical in an accounting firm, along with some real life tips and case studies, and a proven process to help you and your team start to build your critical business systems. This will help YOU create certainty that your firm can get back to providing the excellent client experience that they are used to, and deserve, while ensuring your team can feel supported and confident that they can continue to perform their roles at the best level, during what we call our “new normal” way of life.

  • Lisa Hennessey (Business Manager at Teach it Forward)

    Lisa Hennessey

    Business Manager at Teach it Forward
  • Trent Taylor (CEO & Founder of Teach it Forward)

    Trent Taylor

    CEO & Founder of Teach it Forward
Afternoon Tea & Trade Session
Agribusiness Finance Market Place Update
Troy ConstanceChris Bailey
  • Troy Constance (CEO of Sprout Agribusiness)

    Troy Constance

    CEO of Sprout Agribusiness

    Troy Constance (B.Man, MBA) was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in March 2016 to oversee the Australian operations of Sprout Agribusiness. Troy has extensive experience in large top 15 ASX financial services companies, where he has held senior leadership positions, interacting at the board and CEO level. He has led teams of over 500 people, been responsible for net profit contributions of $100 million and has experience in complicated transformational change programs. Troy also has extensive experience in corporate agribusiness investment. He has overseen the distribution network for over 15,000 family owned SME and agribusiness clients with more than $12 billion in assets.

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  • Chris Bailey (Sprout Agribusiness)

    Chris Bailey

    Sprout Agribusiness

    Chris joined Sprout Ag 5 years ago after a significant career in financial services spanning over a decade with ASX top 15 companies. He has gained great experience in dealing with family businesses of all sizes from small start-up operations to some of Australia’s largest family businesses. Chris has a passion for working with growing family agribusinesses. He gains satisfaction from helping these businesses corporatise their financial management and relationship with lenders. After many years in financial services Chris has strong relationships with key players within the sector and enjoys leveraging these relationships to create great long term outcomes for both the client and the bank.

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Resource Sharing Groups

A Country Practice Accountants Resource Sharing Groups (RSGs) are sub-groups of members who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic. In pursuing their interest in their RSG, members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. Interaction on an ongoing basis is an important part of this, with RSGs meeting at annual conference and regularly throughout the year.

Join a breakout group of interest:
1. Agribusiness
2. Business Advisory
3. Practice Management - including HR, Marketing
4. Technology
5. Technical - Superannuation, Tax

Networking Drinks & Trade Session

Happy Hour Drinks Sponsor: Chamberlain's SBR

Welcome Dinner

Join fellow ACP members and our supporting sponsor representatives for a casual welcome dinner

Dinner Sponsor: Diverger

Breakfast & Trade Networking

Enjoy breakfast with your fellow members and exhibiting sponsors

Chair's Welcome Address
Meg Granger
  • Meg Granger (Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training Services)

    Meg Granger

    Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training Services

    Meg joined Dynamic Taxation in 2009 as a trainee accountant and progressed to becoming partner of the firm in 2019, completing a university degree, CPA program and CPA Public Practice program along the way. Meg is also a Registered Tax Agent and Current Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport, and the president of a Country Practice Accountant’s group.

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Client Engagement; Technological Revolution! Now the Evolution?
Chris BoswellAron Robertson

As we come out of the Pandemic, we need to adjust to new realities. Join us as we look at how technology continues to impact client engagement across industries and how we need to evolve to keep up.

  • Chris Boswell (CEO of Strategic Group)

    Chris Boswell

    CEO of Strategic Group
  • Aron Robertson (Director - Business Development of Strategic Group)

    Aron Robertson

    Director - Business Development of Strategic Group
Breakout Session 1: Choose a topic of interest
Nathalie CaelPaul DoveCraig CrokerCheryl Kalisch Gordon

Hot topic discussions with key sponsors - pick a topic of interest
1. The greening of agriculture and the potential cashflow impacts for our clients (Rabobank)
2. How to outsource effectively and with confidence (TOA Global)

  • Nathalie Cael (Partnerships Manager at TOA Global)

    Nathalie Cael

    Partnerships Manager at TOA Global
  • Paul Dove (Director of Inside Sales, ANZ at TOA Global)

    Paul Dove

    Director of Inside Sales, ANZ at TOA Global
  • Craig Croker (Head of Relationship Management at Rabobank Australia Limited)

    Craig Croker

    Head of Relationship Management at Rabobank Australia Limited
  • Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Senior Commodities Analyst, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness at Rabobank Australia Limited)

    Cheryl Kalisch Gordon

    Senior Commodities Analyst, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness at Rabobank Australia Limited
Morning Tea & Trade Session

Please take the time to engage and check-in with our trade exhibitors

An economic & commodity outlook for 2022
Cheryl Kalisch Gordon
  • Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Senior Commodities Analyst, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness at Rabobank Australia Limited)

    Cheryl Kalisch Gordon

    Senior Commodities Analyst, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness at Rabobank Australia Limited

    As part of the Rabobank Global Grains & Oilseeds Strategy team, Cheryl is responsible for forecasting key grains and oilseeds pricing and the Australian crop and trade outlook and analysing global market trends. Cheryl also engages with rural and corporate clients on strategic issues, and is the lead author of Rabobank reports on the Australian Feed grain Squeeze, the Black Sea Region Grains Outlook, Opportunities from De-bulking, the impact of Trade Wars on the grains sector and Getting Granular with Plant-Based Meat Alternatives.
    Prior to joining RaboResearch in early 2017, Cheryl spent four years as the Trade and Economics Manager at the grain farmer representative organisation, GrainGrowers. In this role Cheryl was responsible for the economic evaluation of policy and negotiation of grains outcomes in the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Indonesia-Australian Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and at the WTO, on behalf of Australian grain farmers.
    Cheryl has extensive experience in the grain industry and the broader Australian agriculture sector, including working as a trading assistant, consultant and lecturer at the University of Sydney. Cheryl has a PhD in Economics and grew up on a cropping farm in New South Wales

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A-Z of Estate Planning
Peter Bobbin

You know you need to do it, for clients and for you. Let Peter Bobbin take you through a comprehensive guide to modern estate planning in Australia. He will let you know what people are dying to be aware of; how to get it right the first and last time. Peter will address; practical tax issues, claim-defensive strategies, trust complexities, simple super scenarios and more.

  • Peter Bobbin (Principal at Coleman Greig Lawyers)

    Peter Bobbin

    Principal at Coleman Greig Lawyers
Lunch & Trade Session

Please take the time to engage and check-in with our trade exhibitors

Behaviours of Influential Leaders
Mark Macguire

With businesses operating in increasingly challenging environments, the need for positive influence of leadership has never been more important.
Leadership is not just the domain of those in the business who have the 'Manager' or 'Supervisor' title next to their name. Everyone has the potential to motivate and develop others through their words and actions.
In this session we will discuss the behavious of effective leaders, how they influence others and the impact it has on the workplace.

  • Mark Macguire (Partner at Leadership & PerformancePartners)

    Mark Macguire

    Partner at Leadership & PerformancePartners
Afternoon Tea & Trade Session
Breakout Session 2: Choose a topic of interest
David ChargeTroy ConstanceAron RobertsonRod Spicer

Hot topic discussions with key sponsors - pick a topic of interest
1. Untangling the wires of technology trends (Strategic Group)
2. How Accountants can help their clients obtain Finance (Sprout Agribusiness)
3. The five most frequent ATO audit claim types / How the latest changes in the PI market are affecting accounting professionals (Accountancy Insurance)

  • David Charge (Managing Partner – Central NSW at Sprout Agribusiness)

    David Charge

    Managing Partner – Central NSW at Sprout Agribusiness
  • Troy Constance (CEO of Sprout Agribusiness)

    Troy Constance

    CEO of Sprout Agribusiness
  • Aron Robertson (Director - Business Development of Strategic Group)

    Aron Robertson

    Director - Business Development of Strategic Group
  • Rod Spicer (Associate Director - Claims and Underwriting of Accountancy Insurance)

    Rod Spicer

    Associate Director - Claims and Underwriting of Accountancy Insurance
A conversation with...
Bill BartlettFraser BrownMichael Graham

Committee member Fraser Brown will uncover our guest member speaker's personal stories and ideas.

  • Bill Bartlett (Consultant at Kelly Partners Wollongong)

    Bill Bartlett

    Consultant at Kelly Partners Wollongong
  • Fraser Brown (Partner at C&W Financial Services)

    Fraser Brown

    Partner at C&W Financial Services
  • Michael Graham (Partner at Paisley Robertson)

    Michael Graham

    Partner at Paisley Robertson
Official Conference Dinner
Rebecca De Unamuno

Join your fellow members and our sponsor representatives at the official conference dinner. Please dress to impress and be ready for fabulous food and hilarious entertainment.

Dinner Sponsor: Accountancy Insurance
Drinks Sponsor: Jadeja Partners

  • Rebecca De Unamuno (Actor, Improvisor, Radio Host, Comedian, MC & Presenter)

    Rebecca De Unamuno

    Actor, Improvisor, Radio Host, Comedian, MC & Presenter
Breakfast & Trade Networking

Enjoy a light breakfast with fellow members and take the time to meet exhibiting sponsors

Member's Meeting

Annual General Meeting of A Country Practice Accountants Group Inc.

Resource Groups Presentations
Morning Tea & Sponsor Prize Draw
Key Note Speaker
Kath Koschel

An elite sports person, survivor, founder, and powerful keynote speaker, Kath Koschel will draw on her experiences to inspire you to challenge the way you see the world.

  • Kath Koschel (Founder of Kindness Factory)

    Kath Koschel

    Founder of Kindness Factory
Closing Remarks
Farewell Lunch

Packed lunches available

A summary agenda may be downloaded here.


Please note that the agenda is subject to change.