Our Presenters

All of our courses are authored and delivered by market-leading presenters who combine industry expertise, practical in-market knowledge, and passion for their subject matter with excellent facilitation skills.

These highly respected securitisation professionals are selected from our extensive network of members from across various sectors of the market, including banking, law, accounting and tax, and investing. 

Our presenters work together to continuously refine and adapt our education programs based on the latest research, emerging trends, industry demand and participant feedback. 

Find out more about them below.


David Chisholm

David Chisholm
AMAL Trustees

Location: Sydney

David has over 15 years experience in banking and finance, covering structured finance, mortgages, financial engineering, risk management, financial modelling and data management.

With a focus on Bloomberg's mortgage market product, David’s responsibilities include client liaison and analytic support, assisting the sales team, product development and the general promotion of Bloomberg's capabilities in the mortgage market.

Across a variety of banking, advisory and issuer roles, David has been involved in developing and managing a diverse range of transactions, funding structures and analytic products, often focusing on unusual, innovative or complex structures, or higher-risk assets.

Gary Sly

Gary Sly
Executive Director,
Structured Capital Markets, ANZ

Location: Sydney

Gary joined ANZ in 2002 with over 25 years experience in banking, including over 20 years in the capital markets. Gary is part of a dynamic team that has responsibility for securitisation solutions for bank clients across private (warehousing) and public issuance funding.

He has experience across a range of collateral types in various jurisdictions, including Australia, the US, UK and NZ. Prior to joining ANZ, Gary had various roles as an issuer and originator with Colonial State bank, CBA and Credit Suisse.

Gary is an active member of the ASF through committee membership (such as the Education Subommittee and the Industry & Markets Subcommittee) and lecturing. His natural lecturing style is energetic with a strong focus, combining detailed technical understanding with practical examples drawn from extensive market experience.

Geoffrey Cooper

Geoffrey Cooper
Associate Director,
Structured Capital Markets, ANZ

Location: Sydney

Geoffrey works in the Structured Capital Markets team at ANZ where his clients cover the residential mortgage, asset backed and trade receivable sectors.

He has experience in originating and arranging warehouse and term transactions across all major asset classes for financial institutions and major corporates.

Prior to ANZ Geoffrey worked at Babcock & Brown (originating securitisation and leasing assets for a Singapore listed debt fund) and Societe Generale (arranging securitisation and structured credit transactions).

Heather Baister

Heather Baister
Partner, Deloitte

Location: Sydney

Heather has worked for Deloitte for 15 years in the Sydney, New York and London offices. She has extensive experience of working with financial institutions and banks over this period, focusing on securitisation, structured finance, covered bonds, originating and servicing clients for both audits and advisory projects and focuses in particular on specialist lending institutions.

Heather is a Partner in the Audit and Advisory Group specialising in securitisation, structured finance and retail banking, including the introduction of securitisation issuance, credit origination and management, application of cashflow waterfalls and servicing of assets.

Heather is a member of the ASF's National Committee, Chair of the Audit & Risk Subcommittee and the Accounting & Tax Subcommittee, and a member of the Education Subcommittee, as well as presenting the accounting and tax components of our education offerings.

Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor
Senior Associate,
Allen & Overy

Location: Sydney

Jamie specialises in securitisation, including residential mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities in the domestic, US and European markets. Jamie has experience acting for all participants involved in securitisations including originators, issuers, trustees and investors. 

Karolina Popic

Karolina Popic
Partner, Allen & Overy

Location: Sydney

Karolina is a partner at Allen & Overy with over 17 years experience in the Australian securitisation industry.  She is a capital markets lawyer and her expertise spans across the entire debt capital markets, specialising in securitisation and covered bonds. 

She has significant experience across residential mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities in domestic, US (both SEC-registered and Rule 144A offerings) and Euro markets, acting for all participants involved including originators, issuers, trustees and investors. 

Karolina sits on the ASF's Education Subcommittee, is part of the ASF's Regulatory & Prudential Subcommittee, and is also involved in the development and delivery of the legal and regulatory sessions of our courses.

Robert Camilleri

Rob Camilleri
Co-Founder and Investment Manager,
Realm Investment House

Location: Melbourne

With over 20 years of market experience, Robert is well known and regarded in the domestic financial markets where he has held senior fund management positions. Robert has also chaired and sat on a number of peak industry committees and task forces. 

As a Senior Manager, Credit for Aviva Investors, Robert was also a key input to the management of $3.5 billion in debt assets, and liaised with the equities team in the management of $6 billion of assets in this sector. 

Robert has a strong grass roots understanding of the market, with embedded relationships across issuers, regulators and other market participants. Robert's key strength is in asset discovery and bottom up credit assessment. This has underpinned Robert's approach as a fixed income money manager.

Sonia Goumenis

Sonia Goumenis
Clayton Utz

Location: Sydney

Sonia Goumenis is a Sydney-based partner of Clayton Utz, a leading Australian firm with a long history at the forefront of the securitisation market.  Sonia also spent 3 years as a founding partner of the Sydney office of a leading global firm.

Sonia has spent close to 15 years specialising in securitisation and capital markets transactions.  She acts for a range of participants in domestic and cross-border transactions, including sponsors, arrangers, facility providers, investors and trustees.  Sonia also has experience across a broad range of asset classes.

Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher
Head of Debt Markets Analysis,
Macquarie Bank

Location: Sydney

Stephen has worked in the Australian debt capital markets for more than 25 years, covering many facets of the market including asset investment and portfolio management, liability portfolio management, fixed interest investment analysis and research, debt capital markets sales and origination, and investor business development.

Stephen is very active in promoting Australian securitisation assets to Australian and offshore investors, particularly in Asia and Europe, through research, investor conferences and issuer and research road shows. 

In addition to his work at Macquarie, Stephen is actively engaged by government and industry bodies and other industry service providers on a range of matters to support the development of the Australian securitisation market.

Stephen McCabe

Dr Stephen McCabe
Director, Securitisation
National Australia Bank

Location: Sydney

Stephen is a Director in the Securitisation team at NAB and covers both warehousing and public term issuance for a number of clients. He has worked in finance for over 20 years and has significant experience in the UK, European and Australian markets. 

He has worked in almost every securitisation asset class including RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CDOs, SIVs and corporate securitisations. 

Prior to working at NAB, Stephen was at Standard & Poor’s and has considerable experience in credit analysis and structuring.

For more information contact Lynsey Jackson on +61 2 8243 3907 or ljackson@securitisation.com.au.

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Australian Securitisation Journal

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