Enhance your knowledge at AuSAE’s
Association Compliance Symposium

WELLINGTON -Te Papa - Icon - Tuesday 1 November 2022

The Association Compliance Symposium is the premiere event for senior-level association executives who need to stay up to date on legal and regulatory matters relevant to associations today. Join subject-matter experts and engage with peers to explore a variety of topics with legal implications. Register today 

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Webster, Privacy Commissioner. 
  • The new Incorporated Societies Act, are you compliant what should you know about.
  • Evaluate critical and evolving governance issues.
  • Examine current best practices to avoid legal liability regarding privacy and member data
  • Develop a network of senior-level association executives.
  • And more…


Networking welcome tea and coffee


Welcome and Symposium Opening


Keynote Address - Privacy and Data Protection/Security ( Privacy Commission )
Michael Webster,  Privacy Commissioner
Michael Webster took up the role of Privacy Commissioner on 5 July 2022.  Prior to Michael’s appointment he worked in the Cabinet Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for 14 years and held the position of Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council from March 2014.
Mr Webster has a long history of public service, with expertise in policy development, corporate strategy and planning and risk management.  Mr Webster’s career has to date focused on enabling and driving good governance, the promotion of democratic rights and values, the development and application of codes of conduct and behaviour and working to ensure compliance with both statutory provisions and constitutional conventions.
Mr Webster holds a Master of Public Management and BA (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington and is a graduate of the EY/Darden School of Business Programme, and the Executive Fellows Programme of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.


Morning Tea


Information Security Governance: When you get hacked will your members think you were just unlucky or completely reckless with their information?   
Daniel Watson, Managing Director and Owner, Vertech IT Services
He has a natural leadership and is focused on building a best in class Managed Security Services Provider, advising on security & regulatory compliance and supporting clients with scalable resilient cloud solutions to meet their business growth objectives.


Incorporated Societies Act - What you should watch out for
Tom Mahony, Principal, Mahony Horner Lawyers
The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (the new Act) was passed in April. There is a transition period of several years to allow societies time to prepare for the new regime. There are some things you can do now to get ready for the law changes. Let's discuss important documentation processes that you need in your constitution.


Lunch and Networking 


The World of Cybercrimes, Scams and Identity Theft
Mark Rowley, Head of Operations - New Zealand - IdCARE
Mark's journey into finance began in the mid-80s, when he began working with one of the early credit bureaus in New Zealand. He continued in the credit bureau market for over 3 decades, including joint founding Centrix in 2009. Now working for IDCARE, assisting companies on data breach incident management and reducing harm in the community resulting from scams and cybercrime activity.


A heads up and overview of practical reporting, audit and risk items that will affect NFPs.
Barry Baker, Co-Lead for the NFP Sector practice, Grant Thornton
Jadene Windley, Manager Business Advisory Services, Grant Thornton  
What you need to know about reporting requirements, audit, business risk, technology risk, internal audit, taxation, GST, investments In the membership organisation industry.


Afternoon Tea 


Governance Issues in the Incorporated Societies Environment
Guy Beatson, General Manager, Governance Leadership Centre, Institute of Directors



Business and Financial Regulations
Sam Collins, Managing Director- People and Co
Sam will draw on his experience in the recruitment and financial services sectors to share anecdotes and lessons learned in adapting businesses to significant legislative and regulatory change.


Networking and the Melbourne Cup
Join us for networking after the Symposium and take in the the great race

1 November 2022

Register Here 

AuSAE members $185
AuSAE Members (outside of Wellington) $110
Association Non-members $265
Additional staff members $150

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955
Email: info@ausae.org.au

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Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677
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