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WiTWA Boardroom Series Event - The Future of Money

  • Bankwest 300 Murray Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Join us for WiTWA's Boardroom Series hosted at Bankwest on The Future of Money...

Tap ’n’ Go, PayID, blockchains, peer-to-peer lending, online shopping: these are just some of changes we’ve seen in recent times affecting how we use money.

  • But what does the future hold?
  • Will cash become a relic? 
  • Will we see the demise of banks as ‘trusted third parties’? 
  • Will the cost of finance drop from its historical average of 2%?
  • Will the growing divide between our physical wallets and our spending further disconnect us from our money?
  • What further changes - technological and otherwise - can the financial industry expect to see in the future? 
  • What will these changes mean for consumers?

Join Women in Technology WA and Financial Toolbox for an enlightening panel on the these topics and more as we explore the future of money. 

Tickets are only $10 plus booking fee and include food and drinks. Get them HERE.

Meet our panel:

Rebecca Mitchell has over 13 years’ experience spanning across Banking and Technology. In her current role as General Manager of Licence to Operate at Bankwest, Rebecca is responsible for leading the Bank’s second multi-disciplinary Tribe as part of the Bank’s wide-scale agile transformation. In this role she is responsible for the delivery of the Bankwest regulatory change agenda during this dynamic time in the Australian Banking industry.

Prior to this, Rebecca has led large Digital Transformation programs, as well as worked in Project Management, IT Network Engineering and Security. Rebecca is passionate about FinTech and leveraging customer centric design as a way to identify market opportunities to address unsolved customer problems.

Rebecca has a keen interest in Digital Banking trends and how technology will change the way in which we use money in the future.


Heidi Cuthbert is the Executive Director of Coincast Media and the founder of Multiplier Investor Relations. She's a financial news specialist and former TV anchor for Bloomberg Television in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. She has more than 15 years experience working in business and financial news, generating content for financial publications including Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, CNBC and Forbes. Heidi was previously the Corporate Communications Manager for DAMAC Properties in Dubai - which was named by Forbes as the fastest growing company in the world.

Heidi has an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Finance. She currently consults to a range of companies from ASX Top 200 companies to fast growing start-ups and blockchain companies.


Gillian Nathan is a qualified chartered accountant, with articled experience in a Big 4 firm. As well as completing her Masters in Taxation and International Taxation, she is a Registered Tax Agent and a Member of the NTAA. Gillian has extensive experience in both the public sector and private sector experience, working in both before running her own successful tax practice for over 15 years.

Gillian’s experience includes divisional directorship at a Listed company, Junior Executive Board member at the South African Revenue Services, extensive experience in International tax and facilitating discussions in the negotiations of double taxation agreements.  

In addition, Gillian has completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and is a qualified secondary school teacher in Accounting and Economics.  She has  lectured postgraduate taxation courses and facilitated training in house for employees of large listed clients.

Gillian has combined her passion for education, taxation, business, and accounting to build Simple Solutions Accounting Services which offers unique solutions to SME’s to simplify their financial administration, ensure tax compliance and educate all business owners to earn more, save more and pay less tax (legally!).  In addition, Gillian also performs roles for her clients; and is  currently a Company Secretary for a junior exploration company, and a director of a mining consultancy company. Gillian volunteers on the school P&C as well as  various roles within the local football, cricket and T ball clubs her children are associated with.


Lynda Gajic is the Australian Payments Network’s (AusPayNet’s) Manager, Member Services. In that role she oversees the onboarding of new Members, and manages the secretariat for Committees and the operations team.

Before joining AusPayNet in 2007, Lynda spent ten years at Link Market Services in various roles, the last of which was National Operations Manager. Previously, Lynda held roles within the securities industry and has been involved in numerous high profile corporate actions and technology projects.


Thanks to support provided by the Department of Communities for the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2018 we are able to offer a number of free tickets to women who are currently studying (part-time or full-time), unemployed or looking to transition into a role within the science or technology sectors. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email