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Location: New South Wales , Sydney (Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Burke and Wills Room - Level 9, 33 Erskin Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 ) Event Dates:   04 April 2017

Event Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (AEST) Organisation: Hill Rogers Contact Name: Kelsey Martin, Senior Account Manager Contact Phone: 02 8007 6474 Contact Email: Cost: Free education event Posted: 27 March 2017

Challenges facing the Not-For-Profit Sector


Hear from our experts on the latest developments as we explore and discuss the following topics:

Challenges for a CEO within a Not-For-Profit

Jim L’Estrange, Former CEO – Cancer Council NSW

Working for an NFP can be both challenging and rewarding. Jim translates the risks when moving from a corporate to an NFP:

  • Governance and management
  • Communication (getting the word out about the organisation)
  • Raising revenue to accomplish their mission

Consolidation in the Not-For-Profit sector – key legal considerations in merger transactions

Aaron Dahl, Senior Associate – McCullough Robertson

In this session we will discuss the key legal issues faced by NFPs in pursuing consolidation or merger transactions including:

  • Ensuring consistency with mission and charitable objects
  • Structuring the transaction and organisational governance
  • Stakeholder engagement and decision making

Not-For-Profit Tax Concessions

Andrew Lam, Director – Taxation, Hill Rogers

There are a number of NFP tax concessions available depending on the type of NFP organisation. Have you got your concessions right? This session will cover:

  • What concessions are available – State and Federal
  • Review of your entitlements

Avoiding Fraud

Vishal Modi, Director – Audit and Assurance, Hill Rogers

With fraud becoming more common, it is important that Boards and CEOs place a strong emphasis on fraud prevention and fraud deterrence. This session will cover:

  • What the Board and CEO can do to protect their organisation
  • Importance of effective internal controls.

Event Details

16:30 Guest Registrations

16:45 Chair opens the event

16:50 Presentations and Q&A

18:20 Drinks reception

19:30 Event ends 

The Presenters

James L’Estrange, Former CEO at Cancer Council NSW

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Education and a Masters of Arts (History).Over the last 25 years, Jim has held a number of executive leadership roles across a diverse range of industries, including finance, entertainment and sports. Most recently, he has been in the position of CEO cancer council, NSW for 3 years.

After spending more than 15 years in senior management roles in banking, including as General Manager of Private Bank at Westpac, Jim moved to Star City as Managing Director, where he focused on creating a customer service culture and fostering employee engagement and performance. Jim has also held the position of CEO at NSW Rugby Union and the NSW Waratahs, where he drove an increase in community engagement and participation, and developed strong partnerships and sponsorships.

Aaron Dahl, Senior Associate – McCullough Robertson

Aaron has over ten years’ experience as a corporate lawyer with McCullough Robertson.  In that time, he has acted as lead advisor to non-profit entities on a broad range of matters and has a deep understanding of issues facing the non-profit sector. In particular, Aaron is often engaged by non-profit clients to provide guidance on their most complex legal matters such as mergers, corporate governance issues and advice regarding directors’ duties.  In providing advice on these matters, Aaron often draws on his experience advising ASX listed companies and significant private enterprises 

Andrew Lam, Director – Taxation, Hill Rogers

Andrew is both a chartered tax adviser and a solicitor, having worked within leading taxation advisory teams in chartered accounting firms (both big 4 and mid-tier) and a top-tier law firm. He has deep experience in taxation advisory matters and has a particular focus and interest in not-for-profits. His practice includes tax advice in connection with business purchase and sales transactions, undertaking tax due diligence assignments, structuring investments, international tax, general tax planning and tax reviews of not-for-profit entities.  Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws (Taxation) and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Vishal Modi, Director – Audit & Assurance, Hill Rogers

Vishal’s expertise is in providing membership based organisations, commercial entities and not-for-profits with expert advice and guidance with their assurance requirements. Vishal has been with Hill Rogers for over 10 years and has more than 18 years’ experience as a professional in the audit area. He is focused on building strong partnerships with his clients. He is passionate about advising and implementing efficient risk management controls and effecting long term sustainable improvements in business outcomes. Vishal has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and is a Registered Company Auditor.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues or other guests who may also be interested in attending this briefing.


Event Category: Complimentary | Finance | Fundraising | General | Governance / Management | Leadership

Event Type: Seminar

Enquiries: Contact Phone 02 8007 6474


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