Thursday 13 May 2021 - LIVE sessions

2021 NFP Finance Forum

Managing a For-Purpose organisation's finances can be challenging at the best of times - but throw in some technology changes, new legislation and a global pandemic and things get really hairy!
Join some of your peers at the NFP Finance Forum to see how they have adapted and capitalised on new opportunities.

Sharpen your mind, come ready to be inspired and inspire. 

Join us for this annual NFP Finance Forum live and interact with the presenters or watch the videos on demand, when it suits you - access on demand between 14 May - 30 June 2021.


9am: Internal Controls and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit, Brent Kennerley, Partner, Audit, Grant Thornton

10am: Trusts Act 2019 and the Incorporated Societies Bill 2021 – what are the changes and how will they affect you, Scott Moran, Partner, Duncan Cotterill

11am: The Dollars and Sense of Ethics and Whistleblowing Programs, building more transparent and ethical practices, Katrina Bramstedt, PhD, Head of Advisory and Training, Your Call (AUS)

The financial benefits of organisational ethics and whistleblowing programs in the workplace, the value financially to companies (it hits across areas like HR, Quality, Compliance, Legal, Sales) and the associated costs. 

Lunch break

1pm: Growing the next generation of Māori and Pasifika business leaders and finance professionals, Anne Fitisemanu, CEO, TupuToa

2pm: Economics, Accounting, Policy: A practical look at arguing for sustainability in a political environment, David Gilchrist, UWA Business School Co-convenor, Not-for-profits UWA Co-convenor, Australian Studies Research Group (AUS)

NB: Programme subject to change

Why register?

Best Value: Pay what you can to attend (from as little as $75)

Live Q&A: Interact with presenters through live Q&A sessions

Live Webinars: Access live, interactive webinars facilitated by leading experts and practitioners.

Recorded Sessions: Access to session recordings, on-demand, 24/7 – so you don’t miss out on anything - and you can even watch it with your team

Variety of On Point Topics: Covering the theme "Doing Good”

Leading Experts: Learn from international and national subject-matter experts

Accrue CPD Credits: Earn up to 5 CPD Approved hours

Who should attend

The 2021 NFP Finance Forum is designed for all Finance Managers, CFOs, Accountants, bean counters and anyone involved in managing the finances for their organisation.

About the presenters

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD, Head of Advisory and Training, Your Call

Katrina Bramstedt is an ethicist with 20 years’ experience across several sectors including healthcare, education, and biotechnology.  She obtained her PhD from Monash University and completed a Fellowship in ethics at UCLA.  She holds the role of adjunct Professor at Bond University.  Prior, she was the Chief Executive of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity and the Sr Ethics Officer at Philips.  She brings a vast skill set across ethics, professionalism, auditing, investigations, whistleblowing, training, coaching, and consulting.

David Gilchrist, UWA Business School Co-convenor, Not-for-profits UWA Co-convenor, Australian Studies Research Group

Over a career spanning 30 years, Professor David Gilchrist has held a number of senior roles in the Not-for-Profit, commercial and public sectors. Most recently, he held the role of Assistant Auditor General in Western Australia and, prior to that, he taught accounting and finance at the London School of Economics and Portsmouth University in the UK as well as at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University in Australia. He was Foundation Director of the Curtin Not-for-Profit Initiative for five years and held the position of Associate Dean of the School of Business at the University of Notre Dame Australia where he was adjunct professor of Not-for-profit Leadership. 
Professor Gilchrist has published widely as an academic and journalist, and is a principal author of a number of key national reports including the seminal report 'Australian Charities 2013' for the Commonwealth Government and the Australian National Disability Costing and Pricing Framework (2014). He is co-author of 'The Three Sector Solution' (2016) published by  Australian National University Press, author of 'Imperial Theory: Colonial Pragmatism' (2017) published by Palgrave Macmillan, co-author of 'Public Sector Accounting, Governance and Accountability: Experiences of Australia and New Zealand' (2018) published by Routledge and co-author of 'Designing Impactful Collaboration' soon to be published by Australian National University Press.

Brent Kennerley, Partner, Audit, Grant Thornton

Brent is responsible for a large audit portfolio comprising trade associations, Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisations, local and offshore companies.

Brent leads the national NFP service line for Grant Thornton NZ and is passionate about the sector. He has presented at multiple NFP events, including Grant Thornton sponsored NFP conferences, and he represents New Zealand on Grant Thornton International’s global Not for Profit committee.
Brent has previously been Deputy Chair and board member of two crown entities and is currently the chair of the Audit Committee for the Dental Council of New Zealand.

​Anne Fitisemanu, CEO, TupuToa

TupuToa is an innovative internship programme creating pathways for Māori and Pasifika students into careers in the corporate and professional sectors. TupuToa is growing the next generation of Māori and Pasifika business and finance leaders. Anne has a significant background in public health, not-for-profit, advocacy and leadership. She was previously Community Manager for Pacific Health at Counties-Manukau DHB. Anne is an alumnus of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme. TupuToa has an ambitious goal of 350 interns by 2020 and Anne’s expertise in establishing major initiatives through growth phases has been invaluable in organisations progression towards this objective. Anne is a terrific collaborator, which is a great fit with our valued Māori and Pasifika communities.

Scott Moran, Partner, Duncan Cotterill

Scott specialises in intellectual property, information technology and commercial law. He enjoys the variety of clients he works with, included listed companies, family owned businesses, government departments and Not-for-Profits.

Scott has a number of not-for-profit clients and he is privileged to advise iconic national charities and industry organisations.

He has a number of governance roles including being a New Zealand Football Executive Committee Member and New Zealand Netball’s appointed Board Member to Netball Central Zone. He also assists as a judge of the New Zealand Law Awards.

Date & Time

Thursday 13 May.
Each session starts on the hour: 9am, 10am, 11am 1pm and 2pm.
(12noon lunch break)

Pricing and Registration

Your Situation, Your Choice*

Choose what registration cost your organisation can afford.

$150 - Hero (standard full price)

$100 - Champion

$75 - Advocate

*Your choice of registration does not affect your access to presentations and content, it only reflects your personal situation and who are we to judge?

Choose your option when completing the registration.

Registration process
Payment online is by debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard or American Express) only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.  

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card.

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by credit card) there will be a $25 surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

If you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly, or have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 021 066 9811 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

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Phone: 021 066 9811