Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM (AEDT)
Where: Via Zoom (link to zoom will be sent when registration confirmed)


What role is fintech playing in sustaining & invigorating financial markets? This is particularly pertinent in the light of challenges and impact that COVID has had on the economy. Come and hear from leaders from ‘Buy Now Pay Later’, VC and Fintech industries to showcase the breadth of evolving technologies, and the acceleration of their use and the significance this has for financial markets.



Ben Hensman

Ben is an investor at Square Peg Capital, a global venture firm with ~US$1bn under management. He sources new investments in Australia & New Zealand. Prior to joining Square Peg, Ben was an equities investment analyst at Fidelity International with a focus on tech, media and telcos.

Ben is a director of Smiling Mind, a not-for-profit focused on the mental health of young people.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Queensland.


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Lauren Capelin is a community strategist and disruptive innovation specialist with sector expertise in fintech, the sharing economy and social innovation. She is currently Principal at Startmate, Australia and New Zealand’s best start-up accelerator.

Prior to this role, she was Partner of Platform at Reinventure Fund, an Australian venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive financial services startups. She also served on the board of FinTech Australia during this time, including a term as Deputy Chair. Between 2010-2015, Lauren co-founded Collaborative Lab with author Rachel Botsman, working alongside leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and community champions to play an instrumental role in growing collaborative consumption into a global economy and movement.


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Elana is a Chair of Afterpay, and a Director of Telstra and Slater & Gordon, as well as several unlisted companies and Victorian Government Authorities.

Elana was previously a director of Mirvac and Chair of AustralianSuper and WorkSafe Victoria. She has also held directorships in the insurance, infrastructure, financial services, professional services, government and policy / NFP sectors.

Elana started her career in social policy and industrial relations before moving to superannuation, where she was the investment director for a large industry super fund.

Elana is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women & Women Corporate Directors (Intl).


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Natalie is driven by a determination to make a difference in the world by activating change. With more than twenty years of business experience she has applied her passion and expertise in senior leadership roles across corporate, government, startup and not-for-profit sectors; leading teams, projects and organisations at the intersection of technology, people and culture, leadership and transformative change. Natalie is now applying her lived experience as an entrepreneur to a range of new ventures, including, Founder and Partner of Impact3, a business advisory consultancy.

She has been recognised as a Westpac business leader of tomorrow and a Heads Over Heels Portfolio CEO, following her work as CEO of FlexCareers – a disruptive online talent matching platform and Fintech, connecting talented people with progressive employers offering flexible work. At FlexCareers, Natalie led the company through a period of significant growth, building and cultivating an extended client list of Australia’s top tier brands, raising growth capital from angel and seed investors, and expanding the business into new domestic and international markets. Natalie is a committee member of the 100 Women in Finance Sydney chapter



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