Lunch With Michael Bencsik
Add to calendar 2018-03-13 12:30:00 2018-03-13 14:00:00 Australia/Sydney Lunch with Michael Bencsik Save the date for lunch with Michael Bencsik—'the Sailing CFO'. Michael Bencsik's current role is as Deputy CFO of Bank of Queensland. But he has had a varied and international career with both First Abu Dhabi Bank and HSBC. He is also an accomplished sailor and this year will be the 21 Brisbane false YYYY/MM/DD
Registration for this event is open from: Tuesday 12 December, 2017 09:00 - Thursday 1 March, 2018 17:00
Where: Brisbane, Brisbane
Date: Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Time: 12:30 -  14:00
Max Seats: -- unlimited --
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Event description:

Save the date for lunch with Michael Bencsik—'the Sailing CFO'.

Michael Bencsik's current role is as Deputy CFO of Bank of Queensland. But he has had a varied and international career with both First Abu Dhabi Bank and HSBC. He is also an accomplished sailor and this year will be the 21st time he has taken part in the Sydney to Hobart race. He will share with us his insights on an international career as a CFO as well as a high-performance sailor.


Michael Bencsik has over 25 years of international financial and strategy experience, predominately within the financial services industry.

His current position is Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Bank of Queensland & Chief Financial Officer St Andrew’s Insurance responsible for the Group Finance team. Group Finance comprises the financial reporting & analysis, investor relations, treasury, capital management, annual budgeting & forecasting, taxation, regulatory reporting and in providing strategy and financial advice to the banks Board and Executive committees.

Michael’s most recent position was Chief Financial Officer, Global Wholesale Banking, Global Wealth & International, First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest bank in the UAE and 2nd largest in the Middle East responsible for global finance and strategy for the Wholesale Banking and Markets business, the Global Wealth business and internationally across NBAD’s operations in 17 countries along the West East corridor throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and US regions.

Prior to this, Michael was General Manager Strategy reporting into the Group Executive, Institutional Banking & Markets for the Commonwealth Bank in Australia.

The majority of Michael’s banking experience was with HSBC Holdings plc where for the past 13 years held senior executive roles within HSBC Holdings plc working within the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand markets. For 5 years, he was Head of Group Strategy, Global Banking & Markets and Group Functions (including Global Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Marketing, Corporate Sustainability, Audit and Communications) in the Group Head Office Strategy & Planning unit at HSBC Holdings plc in London. In this role he provided business oversight and support for both the Group's Global Banking & Markets Business (66 countries) and functionally the Group Management Office (GMO) Head Office Functions. His role also acted as the conduit between the HSBC Group Chief Executive Officer (Stuart Gulliver) in London and the Group's International Global Businesses and Group Management Board .He was Chief Financial Officer for HSBC Australia for 8 years, responsible for the capital management of the local Group including managing over 110 people across of Finance, Treasury, Taxation, Strategy and Shared Services for the HSBC Group entities in Australia.

He has also held senior Group finance roles at Westpac Banking Group. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW, a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs’, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Justice of the Peace. 

Date: Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Time: 12.30-2.00pm

Place: EY Brisbane, 111 Eagle Street Brisbane

Tickets: $90 members, $120 non members. Tables of 8 or more at member prices

RSVP:  Monday 5 March, 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refunds will only be issued if cancellation are made before this date.


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Registration options:
Add to cart Qty Ticket Name Ticket Price
March Brisbane members $ 90.00
March Brisbane non-members $ 120.00
March Brisbane - tables of 8 or more $ 90.00

General booking information

Tickets to lunch event can be booked online by members and non-members. Where you are booking in guests (e.g. where you are booking a table) and have not finalised your guest list then enter "tba" against the unknown names and companies at the time of booking. Then please email their details to as soon as possible and at least two days before the event.

Please note that the online booking form accepts a maximum of 10 bookings per order. You can order again if you require more bookings.

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Bookings / cancellations deadline: The closing date for lunch bookings is stated on the invite and is usually 2-5 working days before the lunch. Any cancellation of a booking must be made by email to on or before the closing date. After the closing date for the lunch, there are no refunds for cancellations or non-attendance at the lunch. For cancellations before the closing date members can receive a refund for the amount paid (either as a credit towards a future lunch or as a refund on the credit card used for the original payment for the lunch).

FEI lunch contacts:

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane lunches: Administration Manager 

If the Administration Manager is unavailable, or for policy matters: Kate Mills, Chief Executive Officer, FEI. 0405 766 434

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