ACCA / CA ANZ Joint Event - Hybrid Working – The Impact on Inclusion

We brought together the CEOs and Presidents of Strategic Alliance partners ACCA and CA ANZ for a discussion on the Hybrid Working model and its opportunities and impacts on the individual and the organisation.

The hybrid model of working does have a number of advantages relating to flexibility and individual productivity. Individuals taking advantage of hybrid working enjoy, amongst other things, a shortened daily commute and the ability to multi-task personal and work activities. Employees taking advantage of the hybrid working model can also miss out on a good amount of face-to-face support and opportunities for 'water cooler' or incidental chat with the move to a much larger proportion of virtual meetings. The hybrid working space can foster an inclusive environment, but employers must take steps to ensure workers have access to all communication and development opportunities, whether working virtually or face to face

Recent studies have shown that the hybrid workspace has the potential to exacerbate existing unconscious bias in the workplace, with women less likely to receive appropriate recognition, contribution and reward than their male peers. Join us as we bring together the CEOs and Presidents of ACCA and CA ANZ for a discussion on the Hybrid Working model and its short- and long-term opportunities and impacts on the individual and the organisation.
Panel Members
Orla Collins, President ACCA
Orla joined ACCA in 1997 and has been a Council member since 2012. As president, Orla is the first woman president from Ireland in ACCA’s 118-year history and ACCA’s sixth woman president for ACCA’s 241,000 members and 542,000 future members in 178 countries​​​​​​.

Kate Boorer, President CA ANZ
Kate is currently the Founder of Young Professional Women Australia and Partner of Quantum Impact Group, a consultancy specialises in the alignment of capability, leadership and organisational culture with business strategy.

Helen Brand, CEO ACCA
Helen Brand is chief executive of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, a post she has held since 2008. Helen has built her career within professional bodies and has considerable experience and knowledge of the 178 markets in which ACCA currently operates.

Ainslie Van Onselen, CEO CA ANZ
Ainslie is an experienced strategic executive with an extensive background in financial services and law. She is also the Chair of Kambala Girls School, Rose Bay, a Non-Executive Director at share registry company Automic and a Commissioner of Legal Aid NSW.


Murray Harrington, Vice President NZ, CA ANZ
Murray holds a number of directorships and governance roles in infrastructure, tourism, agriculture, healthcare and the public sector. For many years Murray was a Partner in PwC and then the CEO of NomosOne, an Australasian software company, with customers in many countries.


Topic: Business Mindset, Future Focused, Member Regional Events

Sub-Topic: CA Diversity Series, Member Event

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: Upto 1 hours