Conference 2022

Virtual Event 17 & 18 March

Our Annual Conference this year was held virtually, with the theme “Disruption: Creator of Opportunities”.   

This topic is very fitting as we overcome new challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we didn’t welcome its arrival, it has fast-tracked our evolution, which in hindsight we can be thankful for. 

With one of Australia’s most respected media personalities and radio hosts James O'Loghlin as our conference MC, and an exciting program of industry-led speakers and keynotes, the conference focused on how we can use disruption to build a better future – for the higher education sector and for society. 

A big thank you to each of our guest speakers and moderators (listed below) who presented incredibly interesting and engaging sessions. The two days were packed with innovative concepts and strategies for how we can best use '#disruption' to build a better future for the higher education sector and society. 

Presentations have been recorded and available for Members to "watch on demand" below.

CEO Report and Strategy 2022

Terry Ibbotson, Managing Director and Acting CEO Unimutual Ltd, provides a summary of recent activity and events
and introduces the Roadmap for 2022.

Keynote Address

Professor Alex Zelinsky, Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle delivers the keynote address

Retail Broker Panel Discussion

Peter Klemt, Manager, Brokers & Strategy Unimutual (Moderator)
Rob Lamont, State Director, Victoria – Global & Corporate Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon
Angela Vella, Practice Leader, Gallagher
Barry Bernasconi, Managing Director, Marsh

What I Got Wrong in Pandemic Planning

Interview with Harry Rosenthal, Retired/Casual Senior Lecturer UNSW, with
Simon Iliffe, Manager Risk Services, Unimutual

The Modern Slavery Act: Leading beyond Compliance

Sarah Morse, Founder and Director of social impact organisation Unchained, delivers an inspiring talk on the Modern Slavery Act, the “why” behind it, and the impact COVID-19 is having on modern slavery and international students.

Technologies to Change the World

Futurist Dr Bruce McCabe speaks about ‘Technologies to Change the World’; encouraging attendees to think optimistically about the future and post-pandemic life.

Future of Higher Education

Associate Professor Jonathan Boymal, Program Director, Head of Teaching and Learning, College of Business and Law, RMIT University, presenting on the “Future of Higher Education” – an interesting glimpse at what’s in store for Australian universities as we overcome new and unprecedented challenges derived from #covid19.

The University of Queensland’s ‘Gensumer’ initiative – the future of energy?

Andrew Wilson, Director Infrastructure & Projects Group, KPMG

Cyber Discussion Panel “Getting Insurance-Ready”

Richard Head, Headsure (Moderator)
Raymond Loh, Product Leader Cyber, AXA XL
Paul Byrne, Asia Pac Director of Business Development for Law Firms & Insurance, Crowdstrike
Chris McLaughlin, Partner, Clyde & Co

Overcoming Crisis Through Innovation

James O’Loghlin, Television and radio host, author and innovation expert