Financial Executives Institute of Australia (FEI) was founded in 1968. Its membership now comprises approximately 500 senior financial executives.  Our members span industry, commerce, services, government and other areas of the community, and include CFOs and other senior financial executives from the largest organisations in the country.

Our focus is on mentoring the next generation of senior financial executives and peer networking.  We currently do this through three main activities:

  • The Mentoring Program in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane where we pair Australia’s top CFOs with up-and-coming finance executives in a one-year mentoring relationship.
  • The Growth Series Program in Sydney and Melbourne where senior executives in mid-tier companies gain access to a peer network and experienced CFOs through a range of intimate lunches.
  • Our regular lunches with high quality speakers or panels offer insights and networking opportunities.
  • The FEI Academy is our online knowledge hub for members where they will find a range of papers on topics of interest to finance teams.

FEI is a not-for-profit organisation by virtue of its constitution. By joining FEI members agree to abide by its code of ethics.




Message from FEI's President

FEI is the pre-eminent professional organisation for CFO's and senior financial executives in Australia. We offer our members the opportunity to mentor, learn and connect with their peers. In particular:

  • We provide a wide range of networking opportuntities for CFO's with their peers and other financial executives
  • We seek to grow the next generation of CFO's, through mentoring provided by over 60 of our senior members
  • We organise over 30 events a year in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, featuring high quality speakers to provide on-going development for our members

We believe the Mentoring Program provides an invaluable opportunity for mentorees to develop into our top financial executives of the future, while at the same time helping CFOs to understand the issues facing the next generation of financial executives.

The list of guest speakers at our lunches in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane is impressive and, if you haven’t attended one of our lunches, I encourage visitors to join us.

I would like to thank the CFOs and others in the companies involved in our mentoring program, and in particular the CFOs who are mentors, for their ongoing support. The future of FEI looks very bright thanks to the dedication of these people.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we particularly welcome your feedback—we exist only to serve members' needs. If there is anything we can do to improve FEI or fulfil other needs of members, please do not hesitate to contact me or our Chief Executive Officer, Kate Mills.

David Craig (President and Director)

Former CFO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia




Board of Directors

David Craig  

President and Director

David Craig (former CFO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia)

Julie RaffeS15  

Vice President and Director

Julie Raffe (Finance Director, Village Roadshow Limited)

Jodie Baker  


Jodie Baker (Managing Partner, Blackhall & Pearl Pty Limited)

Michael Bradburn  


Michael Bradburn (CFO, Ausgrid)

Alison Harrop  


Alison Harrop (CFO, DEXUS Property Group)




Janelle Hopkins (CFO, Australia Post)

David Lamont  


David Lamont (CFO, CSL Limited)

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David Malek (CFO Brisbane Airport Corporation)

Keith Neate  


Keith Neate (former CFO, Aurizon Holdings Limited)

Neale O’Connell  


Neale O’Connell (former CFO, Tatts Group Limited)

Tiernan O'Rourke  


Tiernan O’Rourke (CFO, Stockland)



Nick Plummer (Director, Directioneering)


Lorna Raine  


Lorna Raine (CFO, George Weston Foods)

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Brett Redman (CFO, AGL Energy Ltd)

Tim Regan  


Tim Regan (CFO, The George Institute for Global Health. Former COO and CFO, Mirvac Group)

Kate Mills  

FEI Chief Executive Officer

Kate Mills (former Editor of BRW and CFO magazine)



Code of Ethics

Financial Executives Institute of Australia (FEI) aims to promote ethical conduct in the practice of financial management in Australia and other countries where Australian companies or their subsidiaries operate. This Code provides principles to which its members are expected to adhere and advocate. This code is in addition to any codes of conduct set by their employers.

Each member of FEI will:

  • act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest in personal and professional relationships;
  • provide constituents with information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable;
  • comply with applicable rules and regulations of federal, state, provincial and local governments and other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies;
  • act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing his or her independent judgment to be subordinated;
  • respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of his or her work except when authorised or otherwise legally obligated to disclose. Confidential information acquired in the course of his or her work will not be used for personal advantage;
  • share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to constituents' needs;
  • proactively promote ethical behaviour among peers, in the work environment and the community;
  • achieve responsible use of and control over all assets and resources employed or entrusted; and
  • take responsibility for his or her own actions in the light of this code.
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