2015 Conference

We are pleased to announce that our 4th Annual Conference that was held last 21st May 2015 in Melbourne was a huge success.

Where the employee ownership world meets

employees ,eet wrldThe conference is the largest of its kind in Australia and attracts professionals from across the business world, including share plan advisers, administrators, HR professionals, employment and contract lawyers, finance directors, company secretaries and communications experts.

More than 70 delegates, representing some of the world’s largest companies attended the Conference last year.

Unparalleled Chances to Learn and Network with your peers

Our program offers you the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, companies that have successfully implemented plans worldwide and Government representatives.

Employee share plans have been through a period of huge change worldwide, this is your opportunity to find out what the practical impacts have been and how companies are dealing with this period of transition.

2014 EOA Annual Conference

The Annual Conference was held on Thursday 22 May 2014 at PwC in Sydney. The program explored employee ownership in Australia with reference to company stories in Australia and internationally. This year we asked companies to tell their stories and it will be a panel discussion program that ran for the afternoon only.

The Awards Night followed and was presented and by Hon Tony Smith and celebrated companies that exhibited employee ownership excellence in 2014.

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The 2014 ESOP Of The Year Awards Night was held on the same day as the conference and celebrated companies that exhibit employee ownership excellence. Meet our past winners

2013 EOA Annual Conference

The 2013 EOA Annual Conference, “Productivity and engagement: Sharing success through employee ownership” explored employee ownership in Australia with reference to key international trends (the UK and US).

It looked at what is happening locally from the perspective of listed and SME companies, with afternoon training programs on key issues for companies in Australia. Read the Conference Wrap-Up

2013 ESOP of the Year Awards

The 2013 ESOP Of The Year Awards Night was held on the same day as the conference and celebrates companies that exhibit employee ownership excellence. Meet the winners

Key Note Speakers

EOA is delighted to have as the below key note speakers experts from overseas sharing their lessons:

Graeme Nuttall, advisor to the UK Government

Graeme Nuttall, is the Head of Tax and Equity Incentives at European law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.  On 8 February 2012 he was appointed the Government’s independent adviser on employee ownership and produced the Nuttall Review.

Loren Rodgers, CEO of NCEO

Loren Rodgers of the National Centre for Employee Ownership in the US.  Loren is the Executive Director at the National Center for Employee Ownership, his entire professional career is in the field of employee ownership. Before the NCEO, he worked as a management consultant for 10 years at Ownership Associates and in both jobs he has been an active writer in applied and academic publications, a frequent speaker, and a researcher. I have consulted with all types of employee ownership companies.

Other presenters include:

  • The Hon Tony Smith MP, Federal Member for Casey, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Tax Reform
  • Angela Perry, Global Head, EPS Business Development, Executive Client Partnerships, EPS, Link Group and Chairman, EOA
  • Della Conroy, Partner, PwC Australia
  • Michelle Kassis, Director, PwC Melbourne
  • Karen Quinsey, Principal Private Clients, PwC Sydney
  • Yolande Foord, Head of Remuneration & Benefits, Telstra
  • Brendon McNiven, Principal/Office Leader Melbourne, Arup
  • Paul Southwick, Austalian Founder and principal of Maxik Consulting
  • Simon Dalgarno, Director, Leadenhall
  • Kim Seeling Smith, Chief Engagement Officer, Ignite Global

Read their full bios on the EOA 2013 Conference website

2012 Conference

On 10 May 2012 Employee Ownership Australia and New Zealand held its inaugural conference exploring the key areas that companies need to think about when implementing global and local employee share plans.

EOA was delighted to have as its key note speaker Sir Stuart Hampson, who served as the Chairman of John Lewis partnership from 1993–2007.

Did you miss out on the EOA inaugural conference? Browse 2012 Conference presentations, speakers, media and photos