Drinks with Kate – Going Virtual – 2nd edition

Friday 19 June 2020, 12:30-1:30 pm

Recent social distancing guidelines prevent us from hosting our networking event Drinks with Kate events in person. We see this as a great opportunity to keep expanding its reach to interstate and overseas participants.
Our focus for Drinks with Kate – Going Virtual is on delivering practical insights to participants via presentations from Katestone, Weather Intelligence and allied industry experts, and group participation. Click here to receive an invitation to our next event.

The overall theme of this second edition was: Bouncing Back from COVID-19. How can we build a “better normal”? As always, we focused on the good stories and on ideas that may help us all go through these times.
We had 2 Q&A-tyle presentations moderated by our Managing Director, Christine Killip:

  • Tasman Graham, Senior Vice-President for Energy Transition & Sustainability of Advisian, analysing the effects of the pandemic on the energy transition movement in Australia.
    Presentation title: COVID-19: a catalyst or an obstacle to the energy transition movement in Australia?
  • Kirsten Armstrong, Director of the Three Rivers Consultancy, speaking about the insurance market post-COVID-19
    Presentation title: Post-COVID-19 Premiums – what to expect from the “new normal”?

This event was definitely insightful and very engaging as we had several questions from the audience interested in renewable energy and the post-COVID-19 effects in the insurance market.

Find the recording of the event here.


More about Tasman Graham
Tasman is the senior vice president for Energy Transition & Sustainability of Advisian, the consulting arm of Worley. His 25 years of experience have been gained across infrastructure, power, oil and gas, mining and agribusiness sectors, and the full asset lifecycle. He is a leading environmental and social performance advisor and previously led Worley’s environmental and social consulting offering globally. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering with Honours and a Masters of Engineering Science (research), and is a Director of Advisian Pty Ltd, a Trustee and Member of the Queensland State Advisory Council of CEDA, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Member of AICD, and has been an Honorary Adjunct Professor.


More about Kirsten Armstrong
Kirsten is a Director of Three Rivers Consulting, helping governments, businesses and the health sector to deliver better health systems and greater social impact. She has experience in more than 25 countries, is a Board Director of disability provider Northcott, and last year was recognised as one of the AFR’s 100 Women of Influence. Most recently she’s been forecasting the COVID-19 epidemic in Australia for multiple health departments, and co-authors a weekly roundup of all things COVID for the Actuaries Institute.


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