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30th and 31st of October 2019

FRANC Conference: Collaboration and Culture

7pm Wednesday 30th October (Dinner) - 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Thursday 31st October

NAB Office, 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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30th and 31st of October 2019

FRANC Conference: Collaboration and Culture

ASIC representatives Remziye Hussein and Nayanisha Samarakoon  will present at this year's FRANC Conference. 


There will also be case studies of financial collaboration in the sector and opportunities to network in focus groups.

There will be a Wednesday evening dinner featuring Greg Sheridan as our keynote speaker.


On Wednesday afternoon there is an optional tour of  St Patrick's Centre (486 Albert Street, East Melbourne).
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Thursday's conference will be facilitated by Steve Slade , the Managing Director of Circle Tree.   


About our dinner speaker:


 Greg Sheridan is one of the nation's most influential national security commentators. He is active across television and radio and also writes extensively on culture. He has written seven books. His latest, God is Good for You: A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times, is a passionate defence of religious belief in a secular age. He is foreign editor for the Australian newspaper, specialising in Asia. He has interviewed Presidents and Prime Ministers across the world. 

7pm Wednesday 30th October (Dinner) - 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Thursday 31st October

NAB Office, 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Friday 15th of February 2019

FIRM Gathering - Faith Insurance and Risk Management

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Robert White Hall, Scots' Church, 156 Collins Street Melbourne

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Friday 15th of February 2019

FIRM Gathering - Faith Insurance and Risk Management

 

FIRM is a gathering of key risk and insurance people in the Christian Church in Australia. It is designed to facilitate connection, collaboration and best practice. Presenters include:

 

  • Murray Baird (ACNC): “Governance and risk in faith communities. How can the Charity Regulator help?” 
  • Gillian Harrex (Finity Insurance): "Sector Trends"
  • Paul Holdway: "Sexual abuse claims from the plaintiff's perspective"
  • Ted talks on case studies from church insurance scheme practitioners.
  • Archbishop Philip Freier: Anglican Primate of Australia


The day will also involve facilitated small group discussion to share learning and explore possible collaboration.


Tickets can be purchased here

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Robert White Hall, Scots' Church, 156 Collins Street Melbourne

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About Us

What is FRANC?

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FRANC  is Australia’s leading forum for church finance representatives. It was established to  provide an avenue for networking, to share information, to explore collaboration and shared services, and to provide a unified voice to regulators for the church financial sector in Australia.  FRANC emerged from a National Church leaders gathering, and has connections with the National Council of Churches in Australia

Who can be involved in FRANC?

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FRANC is open to Managers and Senior Executives of Australian church business units. These may include administrators of development funds, insurance schemes, investment or funds management, property management, information technology, procurement and so on. They may be from national, state or diocesan church bodies.

FRANC Committee

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Matthew Cassin, Stuart Campbell, David Pietsch, Janet Woodlock, Gerard Bibile, and Graeme Huf are members of the the FRANC steering committee. 

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