FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Award 2015


FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Award 2015

Show us your smarts and make a difference

In its tenth consecutive year we invite the financial services industry’s future leaders to take up the challenge of the FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Award.

It challenged me to think like a leader and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Stephen Flegg, AMP Capital, 2014 Winner


Being a part of the Future Leaders Awards is the best thing I’ve done for my career... The FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Awards has enriched my way of thinking and advanced my approach to challenges in our industry.

Bree McDonough, Suncorp Life, 2013 winner

The award program encourages future leaders to develop innovative ideas and solutions to address some of the biggest challenges facing our industry.

The networking journey for candidates will culminate in an exciting ‘pitch fest’ to sharpen both thinking and presentation skills as the finalists face off against each other in the final rounds.

Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities with peers and industry leaders
  • Raising personal profile within the organisation and across the industry
  • Mentoring from a senior executive
  • Improving communication skills
  • Opportunity to research and discuss a topic important to the industry
  • Challenge of tackling a hot topic within financial services
  • Design thinking skills.

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In the light of the FSI report and the maturing super system in Australia:  

   a) what criteria should be used to judge the success of Australia’s retirement system?  

   b) what changes should be made to meet these criteria over the next 20 years?

Investment and global

What are the challenges and opportunities for the Australian wealth management industry from globalisation in the Asian Century? What can we export most effectively to leverage the opportunities identified? 

   a) our expertise; 

   b) our technology; or 

   c) our scale in funds management

Tax White Paper

In 2015, the Commonwealth will undertake a review of Australia’s tax system through the Tax White Paper. Considering all taxes - Commonwealth, state and local - what reforms should the Tax White Paper recommend?


What action should be taken to encourage philanthropy in Australia, and what role can philanthropy play in alleviating Government Budget pressures (in areas such as health and education)? How can trustees and the sector at large support greater philanthropic giving?

Life Insurance

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the fastest growing item of Federal Government expenditure and Disability Support Pension expenditure is projected to increase by 15% to almost $18 billion by 2016-17. How could life insurance products offer more effective private mechanisms to address the market failure that government is attempting to address by providing public insurance through the DSP and NDIS?

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How to apply

To participate in the FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Award 2015 download and complete the application form. Applications close on 3 April 2015.

FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Award 2015 fact sheet



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FSC Deloitte Future Leaders Award 2015

Key dates

  • 3 April – Applications close
  • 13 April – Successful applicants advised
  • 21 September – Deadline for pre-presentation documentation
  • Late September – Pitch Fest Competition – first round
  • October – Pitch Fest Competition – final round   
  • Late October – Winners announced

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Deloitte will award the overall winner an around the world trip including flights and accommodation to spend time with Deloitte global experts. The winner will also receive a complimentary registration to the Financial Services Council Annual Conference to be held in August 2016.

Eligibility criteria

  • The Award program is open to permanent employees of Financial Services Council Full Member companies, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and Treasury       
  • Participants must be born on or after 1 January 1985 and be permanent residents of Australia
  • Participants must have the support of their CEO or equivalent (such as Managing Director or Country Head) and a mentor of senior management level from within their organisations. Mentors from other organisations are also permitted
  • Mentors will need to fill out a declaration that they will support the candidate throughout the entire program
  • Only application per topic from an FSC Full Member company, APRA, ASIC and Treasury will be considered.

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