We are excited to welcome the following speakers and presenters to this years SAFCA Conference.

This years speakers will focus on aspects of the conference theme, 'advocacy, empowerment, change'. 

Speakers and presenters will be added to this page on an ongoing basis prior to the conference. 


Arman Abrahimzadeh

Co- Founder of Zahra Foundation Australia
Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM is a domestic violence prevention advocate and an experienced Board Director, having served on a number of not-for-profit Boards in SA including Zahra Foundation Australia, of which he is also a Co-Founder. As a graduate of Uni SA’s Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture & Design, Arman has been working in the design and construction sector for over 15 years and nowadays he is a Project Manager for the South Australian Housing Authority. As an advocate for the prevention of family and domestic violence, Arman speaks on the topic of healthy relationships and early warning signs in abusive relationships at schools, workplaces, prisons and conferences. Since 2018 Arman has served the City of Adelaide Council as a Councillor. In addition to his work with the Housing Authority and the City of Adelaide, Arman is currently the Presiding Member of the City of Unley Council’s Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee. In his spare time Arman enjoys exploring Adelaide with his wife Genevieve and their two young boys Raphael and Theodore

National Update

Fiona Guthrie

CEO, Financial Counselling Australia
Fiona has been the CEO of Financial Counselling Australia, the peak body for financial counsellors since 2009. She has held directorships on Energex Retail Pty Ltd, the Insurance Ombudsman Service and the Financial Ombudsman Service, and is a former chair of ASIC's Consumer Advisory Panel. She is currently a member of the ACCC's Consumer Consultative Committee and a member of the boards of Way Forward Debt Solutions, CHOICE and the Queensland Competition Authority. Fiona was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for her work in social welfare and financial counselling

Breakout Presenter

Rebecca Weatherill

Founder and Wellbeing Strategist, Workplace Wellbeing SA
Rebecca Weatherill is the Founder and Wellbeing Strategist of Workplace Wellbeing SA.
She works with organisations to optimise staff performance and wellbeing in even the most challenging of situations using practical, science-based solutions tailored to the needs, culture and personalities of each team.
She is an accredited mental health first aider, a Strengths Profile Practitioner and has a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Rebecca leverages her expertise in a wide range of sectors, such as finance and accounting, recruitment, not-for-profit, fitness, and the building industry. She employs a comprehensive four-step methodology to create focused and sustainable strategies that effectively enhance both employee wellbeing and overall business performance.

Breakout Presenter

Olivia Lukowska

Tackling Tobacco Project, Cancer Council SA
Olivia Lukowska works at Cancer Council SA as the Tackling Tobacco Project Officer. Her work aims to reduce high smoking rates among disadvantaged groups by helping organisations embed smoking-cessation support as part of their usual care. As part of her work, she delivers training on how to support others to cut-down or quit smoking.


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