Women in Securitisation Subcommittee

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Event:  Women in Securitisation New Zealand inaugural event

Enjoy drinks and refreshments on the deck at Mayne Wetherell, and join the discussion on the future of WIS New Zealand.

This event is open to ASF members, including men who are keen to actively support the Women in Securitisation initiative.    
Date: Thursday 7 December
Time:  5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue:  Mayne Wetherell
Level 5, Bayleys House 
30 Gaunt Street, Auckland
Cost:  Free for ASF members
RSVP:  By Friday 1 December
Enquiries: Lynsey Jackson on +61 2 8243 3907 or ljackson@securitisation.com.au

Latest news

The latest Women in Securitisation initiative was a Resilience Program, run in August exclusively for ASF members. Over four weekly sessions the program covered strategies for mental toughness, wellbeing, strengths and planning, in order to build resilience and flourish at work.  

Find out more (PDF)

*** Subject to interest we may run the Resilience Program again. If you would like to register your interest in a future program please get in touch with Lynsey Jackson on ljackson@securitisation.com.au. ***

Watch the Women in Securitisation short film

Watch the short film made by the Women in Securisation Subcommittee, launched on 21 November at Australian Securitisation 2016

Six men and women from the industry discuss the gender gap, how far we have come, and what it will take to achieve equity in the securitisation market.


The Women in Securitisation Subcommittee seeks to provide women in the securitisation industry with high quality networking opportunities, raise awareness of issues that affect their professional advancement, and encourage engagement from different levels of seniority. 

The subcommittee also seeks to leverage off their relationships with other organisations to provide market leading mentoring opportunities for women in securitisation. 

For more information see the Women in Securitisation Strategy.

Building the network

We are continuously building our Women in Securitisation list so please feel free to subscribe or suggest new invitees. 



29 June 2017 

Women in Securitisation Lunch 2017, Brisbane

Hosted by the ASF

The second annual cocktail lunch for Women in Securitisation in Queensland returned to the riverfront at Customs House. 

Over 50 women and men attended, and we were lucky enough to be addressed by Suncorp's Treasurer of Banking & Wealth, Erin Strang.

This event was proudly supported by

21 April 2017

Women in Securitisation lunch, Melbourne

Hosted by ME Bank

Lunch and conversation with Christine Christian, a leader in Australian financial services and a non-executive director on the boards of ME Bank and Flexigroup. 

11 October 2016 

Women in Securitisation Annual Cocktail Lunch 2016, Sydney

Hosted by the ASF

The second annual industry-wide cocktail lunch for Women in Securitisation was held at the Establishment Ballroom. 

An audience of almost 150 women and men were engaged and motivated by Australian journalist and news broadcaster, Sandra Sully.

This event was proudly supported by

16 August 2016

Women in Securitisation lunch, Sydney

Hosted by Moody's Investors Service

'Navigating your career' was the focus of a candid and insightful panel session over a sit-down lunch at The Westin. 

Moderated by Moody's own Grace Tam, we heard career insights from four of the industry's highly regarded women:

  • Jennifer Wu, Moody's Investors Service
  • Jenny Schlosser, Ashurst
  • Karleen Munns, Macquarie Leasing
  • Sarah Hofman, PricewaterhouseCoopers  

10 March 2016 

Inaugural Brisbane Women in Securitisation lunch

Hosted by the ASF 

We celebrated the week of International Women's Day with our first Queensland event. Almost 40 women and men attended a cocktail lunch at historic Customs House, overlooking the Brisbane River. 

We were thrilled to have Susan Buckley, Managing Director Global Liquid Strategies at QIC, join us on the day to say a few words. 

Mary Ploughman and Susan Buckley

This event was proudly supported by



9 December 2015 

Women in Securitisation lunch, Melbourne

Hosted by S&P Global Ratings

Lunch and conversation with Lisa Palma, General Manager Technology Workplace Service Management at National Australia Bank.

This event was jointly hosted by Women in Securitisation and the Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

20 October 2015

Women in Securitisation lunch, Sydney

Hosted by the ASF 

The first ever industry-wide cocktail lunch for Women in Securitisation was held at the Establishment Ballroom. 

An audience of over 160 women and men were entertained and inspired by a lively presentation from journalist, author and media personality, Gretel Killeen

Gretel Killeen wowing the crowd

 Fantastic networking opportunities   Mary and Chris draw lucky door prize

This event was proudly supported by


15 April 2015

Women in Securitisation lunch, Sydney

Hosted by ANZ

A networking lunch featuring a topical presentation and Q&A session with Andrew Geczy, Chief Executive Officer, International and Institutional Banking at ANZ. Our MC for the event was Christina Tonkin, MD, Global Loans and Advisory, I&IB, ANZ

Andrew shared his insights into what makes an effective leader, regardless of gender. He also discussed ways in which corporate organisations can advocate greater diversity of talent, including wider stakeholder representation for women in banking and finance.

16 October 2014

Women in Securitisation lunch, Sydney

Hosted by Perpetual

An entertaining and lively debate on the question of quotas by senior leaders from the industry:

  • Geoff Lloyd, CEO, Perpetual Limited
  • Curt Zuber, Group Treasurer, Westpac
  • Fabienne Michaux, Head of Developed Markets Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) & Australia/New Zealand Country Head, Standard & Poor's
  • Shannon Finch, Partner in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, King & Wood Mallesons

27 May 2014

Inaugural Sydney-based Women in Securitisation lunch

Hosted by King & Wood Mallesons

A networking lunch facilitated by Lisa Butler, a networking coach and author or best selling book Networking Exposed - Discover the secrets of business networking.

Lisa shared her top tips on building and managing an effective business network and how to be strategic in the way we approach networking to maximise success.

25 March 2014

Inaugural Melbourne-based Women in Securitisation lunch

Hosted by National Australia Bank


WIS successfully launched its first mentoring initiative through the establishment of an inaugural Lean In Circle for the securitisation industry in October 2014.  The Circle provides an opportunity for senior men and women to meet once a month to discuss diversity issues relevant to the progression of women in the securitisation industry.  The Circle offers peer mentoring for participants through the sharing of insights and experiences in relation to gender issues.  WIS is considering establishing additional Lean In Circles in due course.


Mary Ploughman (Chair) Resimac
Anny Chen King & Wood Mallesons
Belinda Smith Eticore
Carly Prior State Street
Fiona Gaal ANZ
June McFadyen 
Louise McCoach Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers
Margot Kelly  Bank of Queensland
Mei Nah Mayne Wetherall
Sarah Samson NAB

For more information contact Chair, Mary Ploughman.

Read the official charter of the ASF Standing Subcommittees.

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