16 June 2022 6:30 pm - 17 June 2022 12:00 pm

93 Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

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Vision for growth: Bigger markets, better CMES

BCCM Member Event for CEOs 

  • BCCM Director’s Dinner: Thursday, 16 June 2022, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm AEST
  • CEO Summit: Friday, 17 June 2022, 7:30 am – 11:50 am AEST

Incorporating the BCCM Director’s Dinner and Drinks the night before, Vision for growth: Bigger markets, better CMEs, is our high-level CEO mini-Summit on the theme of navigating growth through consolidation for member and market benefit.

Hosted at the 5-star Sir Stamford Hotel, Sydney, the Director’s Dinner will allow our member CEOs the opportunity to share a meal and glass of wine with the BCCM directors before the commencement of the CEO Summit the next morning. An all-inclusive price for one night’s accommodation, a seat at the table at the Directors’ Dinner and attendance at the Summit including breakfast is available for members travelling from interstate.

Preparing the sector for the next era of growth

This CEO Summit will consider the challenge of business consolidation facing co-operatives and mutuals across a range of different industry sectors.

As increased competition and regulatory pressure continues to push CMEs towards merger, how will the interests of members be best preserved? What lessons can be learned from international experience and how might these best be applied in an Australian context?

Delegates convene for a business breakfast, followed by a keynote address from our international guest speaker, Monique Leroux, followed by panel discussions and round-table CEO dialogues with the BCCM board and members.

Delegates will receive an embargoed copy of the Summit discussion paper on the opportunity for federated CMEs in Australia.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Events Convenor, Bev Wood at [email protected] or 0411 790 777.

All ticket prices include GST.


Download the draft 2022 BCCM CEO Summit program.


Places are limited to 50 CEOs, to secure your place, please book online today.

Please note this is a BCCM Member Event for CEOs.


Elysse Morgan

Elysse Morgan, ABC Journalist
Elysse Morgan is a respected business journalist with more than a decade covering and commentating on business, economics and finance in Australia. Elysse is host of The Business, Australia’s leading business news television programme broadcast on ABC and ABC News and she co-hosts 7pm Finance on ABC News. Elysse serves on the board of Media Super and donates her time as an active board member of the Hornsby Kuringgai Women’s Shelter.



Monique Leroux

Monique Leroux, Global business leader and ESG driven corporate director, former President and CEO, Desjardins co-operative banking group
Driven by environmental, social and corporate governance, Monique Leroux is one of Canada’s foremost minds in the fields of management, finance, arts and education. She is a sought-after opinion leader and mentor, who has acquired extensive experience in key positions at Desjardins Group and as a board member of global companies such as the Michelin Group, S&P Global, Couche-Tard and Bell / BCE. Her ethical and creative approach to strategic business growth, innovation and community support has been recognized with several awards. She is a member of the G7 Impact Taskforce (ITF) Top Committee and lends her time to a host of not-for-profit organizations with a focus on education, youth and arts.


Enrique de los Ríos


Enrique de los Rios, Director General CEO, Unica Fresh (Spain)

Enrique de los Ríos is the founder and General Director of the co-operative UNICA GROUP. UNICA is the leading co-operative in agricultural exports from Spain. Founded in 2009 as a second-tier horticultural cooperative, UNICA GROUP’s vocation has been to integrate first-tier cooperatives in order to augment their sales potential at the point of origin. UNICA currently brings together 15 member cooperatives, 5,000 growers, 5,000 warehouse employees, 12,000 field workers and a catalogue of over one hundred different products. Their last growing season exceeded 500 million kilos of product. Prior to working in the co-operative sector, Enrique had a long career in telecommunications including Siemens and agri-consulting for Almería and Hazera.


Peter Lock, Heritage Bank

Peter Lock, CEO, Heritage Bank

Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry spanning insurance, institutional banking, business development, business banking and corporate banking. He has held senior management roles at the Bank of Melbourne, St George Bank, and the Commonwealth Bank, following a career with the National Australia Bank. He has also run his own corporate advisory firm. Peter is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a keen interest in leadership and community, and has been part of numerous capacity-building committees in a mentoring capacity.


Simone Tregeagle

Simone Tregeagle, CEO, RT Health

The Chief Officer of rt health and Transport Health, Simone has more than 30 years’ experience in executive positions across the private health insurance sector. Simone joined rt health more than 15 years ago and has led teams across all business units including strategy, member care, operations, marketing, sales, claims and clinical services. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Simone is also a published author of two personal finance books.


Peter Hunt, Mutuo

Peter Hunt, Managing Partner, Mutuo
Peter Hunt founded Mutuo in 2001 as the first cross mutual sector body to promote co-operative and mutual business to opinion formers and decision makers. For ten years prior, he was General Secretary of the Co-operative Party (UK). He is co-founder of Supporters Direct, the football supporters’ initiative, which went on to establish over 100 supporters’ trusts at professional football clubs. In 2018/19 he led the successful industry alliance to develop the Australian Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Act 2019, the first renewal of Australian mutuals legislation for 20 years.


Melina Morrison

Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM
Melina Morrison is the inaugural CEO of the BCCM appointed in 2013. Melina’s advocacy work has resulted in the first enabling legislative reforms for co-operatives and mutuals with the introduction of mutual capital financial instruments in law.


Terry Agnew

Terry Agnew, Chair, BCCM
Terry Agnew was Group CEO of RAC in Western Australia until March 2019. He is the Chair of the BCCM, Curtin Business School Advisory Council and Edge Employment Solutions. He is a Director of RAA Insurance, and MDA National Insurance and a board member of Infrastructure WA as well as a Director of HCF.


16 June 2022 6:30 pm
17 June 2022 12:00 pm




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Sir Stamford Hotel
93 Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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