Coffee Conversation | Video Series


To continue our conversations and interactions with clients, business leaders, and fellow RSM team members during the COVID-19 social distancing lockdown, RSM has launched a brand new series called "Coffee Conversations"

Coffee Conversations is a series of short videos, hosted by Steve Healey – Partner, RSM Australia, and involve an informal coffee chat to gain a better understanding of who Steve’s guest is, and more about their background (both personally and professionally). The series is aimed at providing an insight into some of the challenges and opportunities encountered in business, the approach taken, and the ‘silver lining’ identified along the way.


Based in Brisbane, Steve Healey is a director of the Tax Services division specialising in local and international corporate tax matters. 

Introduction to Coffee Conversations

6 May 2020
Continuing to be social, whilst keeping our distance

Jean Stephens e28

8 December 2022
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International took a few minutes from her busy schedule to chat to Steve over a skinny flat white during her visit to Brisbane last week.

Shaun Bassett e27

21 October 2022
Shaun Bassett, Partner at PieLab Council Capital is the latest guest to join Steve for a Coffee Conversation.

Ian Harper Part II | e26

23 September 2022
Our chat with Ian Harper, AO – Dean of Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne as well as Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia

Dr Toby Ford - Ford Health | e25

1 December 2021
Dr Toby Ford founded Ford Health over 30 years ago in Brisbane, with the business growing over the years to offer easily accessible clinics across Australia.

Ewen Macpherson - Co-Founder, Symphony Hill Wines | e24

18 November 2021
For our latest chat, Steve Healey opted to swap the coffee for a glass of newly released Vermentino during his catch up with Ewen Macpherson, Owner and Co-founder of Symphony Hill Wines.    

Narendran Sinnathamby - Springfield City Group | e23

9 August 2021
Our chat with Narendran Sinnathamby - Director of Marketing and Communications of Springfield City Group.

Gary Carroll - G8 Education Ltd | e22

2 August 2021
Gary Carroll, Managing Director of G8 Education Ltd As a proud Queenslander graduating from the University of Queensland, Gary’s career began in the tax division of an accounting firm, before progressing into project finance and corporate finance roles at Citi Bank. 

Chris Eldridge - 4impact (2021 Update) | e21

23 July 2021
We first spoke with Chris Eldridge in 2020 as our first guest in our Coffee Conversation series. Steve's chat was one that was conducted virtually, as the world became used to meeting via Zoom in order to remain connected, particular through various imposed lockdowns.

A Coffee Conversation with Richard Hopkins | e20

24 March 2021
In our latest Coffee Conversation in the series, Steve Healey catches up with Richard Hopkins, learning more about his extensive career, and current role as Professor of Practice at UNSW.

A Coffee Conversation with Li Cunxin AO | e19

1 March 2021
Our chat with Li Cunxin AO, Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet. We are absolutely thrilled and extremely honoured to be joined by Li Cunxin AO, Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet for our latest Coffee Conversation segment with Steve Healey.

A Coffee Conversation with Graham Turner | e18

19 April 2021
The latest guest to join our Coffee conversation series is the CEO of Flight Centre Travel Group, Mr Graham 'Skroo' Turner. Filmed on location at Flight Centre HQ in Brisbane, Steve Healey speaks with Graham (affectionately known as ‘Skroo’) about his journey in the travel industry to date.

A Coffee Conversation with Matthew Walton | e17

15 December 2020
Our final segment of the coffee conversation series for 2020 includes Steve Healey catching up over a virtual coffee with GBST Chief Financial Officer, Matthew Walton.

A Coffee Conversation with Anthony Alafaci | e16

2 December 2020
Our chat with Anthony Alafaci, Dealer Principal, Brisbane BMW, and Mini Garage This latest coffee conversation between Steve Healey and Dealer Principal, Anthony Alafaci takes place on location at the Brisbane BMW Showroom.

A Coffee Conversation with Giam Swiegers | e15

8 October 2020
Our chat with Giam Swiegers – Non-Executive Director of Aurecon

A Coffee Conversation with Rebecca Oelkers | e15

29 October 2020
Our chat with Rebecca Oelkers, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC)  The latest guest to join Steve Healey as part of our Coffee Conversation series is Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), Rebecca Oelkers.  

A Coffee Conversation with Neale O'Connell | e14

22 September 2020
Our chat with Neale O’Connell, Global Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Travel Management It was great to finally capture a Coffee Conversation in person, as Steve Healey caught up with Global CFO of Corporate Travel Management, Mr. Neale O’Connell.

A Coffee Conversation with Ian Harper AO | e13

11 September 2020
Our chat with Ian Harper AO – Dean of Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne as well as Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia. We are delighted to share our latest coffee conversation, in which Steve Healey interviews Professor Ian Harper AO.

A Coffee Conversation with Stewart Schneider-Loos | e12

27 August 2020
Our chat with Stewart Schneider-Loos – Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific, 20Cube Logistics. As we continue our Coffee conversation series, our latest chat is with Stewart Schneider Loos, CEO - Asia Pacific for 20Cube Logistics.

A Coffee Conversation with Belinda Adderton | e11

10 August 2020
Our latest Coffee conversation is with Managing Director of The CBD Group, Belinda Adderton.

A Coffee Conversation with Paul Cochrane | e10

29 July 2020
Our chat with Paul Cochrane, Chief Executive Officer  - Storyhouse Early Learning Paul Cochrane is the Chief Executive Officer of Storyhouse Early Learning, and leads a team of over 1000 staff across 35 centres on the East Coast of Australia.

A Coffee Conversation with Mark Gregory | e9

17 July 2020
Our chat with Mark Gregory – CEO, Melco Engineering This segment of the Coffee Conversation Series includes a chat with Mark Gregory – Chief Executive Officer, Melco Engineering.

A Coffee Conversation with Kerryn Newton | e8

9 July 2020
Our chat with Kerryn Newton – Chief Executive Officer, Directors Australia Kerryn Newton, Chief Executive Officer of Directors Australia and Non-Executive Director of Energy Queensland joined Steve Healey in this segment of RSM’s Coffee Conversation series.

A Coffee Conversation with Teresa Dyson | e7

1 July 2020
Our chat with Teresa Dyson, Non-Executive Director, Seven West Media

A Coffee Conversation with Andrew Flannery | e6

23 June 2020
Our chat with Andrew Flannery, Chief Financial Officer, University of Queensland The closure of Australia’s borders to international travelers due to COVID-19 has posed several challenges for many sectors, one of these sectors being the university sector.   

A Coffee Conversation with Luke Smith | e5

16 June 2020
Our chat with Luke Smith, General Manager – Midcoast Trucks In this segment of the Coffee Conversation Series, Steve Healey caught up with General Manager of Midcoast Trucks, Luke Smith. 

A Coffee Conversation with Jamie O'Rourke | e4

26 May 2020
In this segment of the Coffee Conversation Series, RSM Partner, Steve Healey speaks with the Chief Executive Partner of RSM Australia - Jamie O'Rourke.

Gary Smith - Flight Centre Travel Group | e3

7 May 2020
Continuing to be social, whilst keeping our distance

Chris Eldridge - 4impact | e2

7 May 2020
Continuing to be social, whilst keeping our distance