William Buck's Journey to an Agile and Paperless Firm
In this session Fi Slaven will share with us the journey they have been on at William Buck to becoming a more agile firm. This has included a move to a paperless office. She will share their strategic reasons for doing this, how this strategy affects the different parts of the business and the learnings they have made along the way.
William Buck, Chartered Accountants
Fi is the General Manager for Chartered Accounting firm William Buck Victoria and leads all of the non-accounting divisions of the practice, as well as being the Chair of their Risk Committee. She is also the Secretary of the Victorian ICT for Women Network and recently retired Director of the Go Girl, Go for IT program, which facilitates her passionate advocacy for diversity and inclusion. She has been particularly focused and influential in promoting women’s participation in STEM careers and as such, Fi was recognised for her contributions to the industry by her peers and was named 2014 National and Victorian ICT Woman of the Year.
After advancing IT leadership roles within healthcare, Fi was appointed as the first Australian Chief Information Officer for a National Chartered Accounting firm and subsequently became the first female and Australian IT Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator and representative on the IT Advisory Committee internationally.
Fi actually commenced her working career at the Austin Hospital as a graduate nurse and then specialized in critical care. Fi then progressed into senior nursing roles which led to a move into the technology industry and managing IT services within private health organisations.
She has now come full circle and joined the Austin Health board and is also the Chair of the Spinal Research Institute.