1 Finance & Risk Q&A

Session 1: How can Finance fully embrace its enabling role for our organisations?

Please add your questions for Sarah Thomson, Anthony Hernan, Tim White and Natalie Foeng below

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  1. Jon Anstey on 20/05/2021 at 10:08 am

    Alan, you mentioned your concern as the regulator, at one extreme, with “a promise” in the context of long-term issues like climate change. You also mentioned excellence in analysis, at the other extreme. How do regulated entities use best-in-class analysis to support their pricing proposals. Scenario analysis, for example? Jon

  2. Sarah Thomson on 20/05/2021 at 10:42 am


  3. Mark on 20/05/2021 at 11:13 am

    We hear a lot about the desire to go “beyond compliance”. In a regulated environment how can finance assist with this aspiration?

    • Amanda Smith on 20/05/2021 at 11:35 am

      Natalie, you mentioned the journey on integrated reporting at YVW. What benefits has this had to yvw/ it’s customers and community?

  4. Greg Ryan on 20/05/2021 at 11:14 am

    Finance and contracting in many water businesses is highly geared towards larger, more mature suppliers. What are the panel’s thoughts on finances role to better engage and contract with SME’s and startup’s to leverage innovation from these businesses?

  5. Charlie Littlefair on 20/05/2021 at 11:35 am

    How can we address the intangible benefits (including social, liveability & climate) that flows to the wider community when the wider community cannot fund those benefits?

  6. Amanda Hazell on 20/05/2021 at 11:35 am

    Question for Natalie:

    Do you think that as an industry it would be useful to get to a stage where we have a consistent approach in costing those ‘additional benefits’ (social, environmental outcomes) etc. to help support business case development?