Speakers

David Bellingham
CEO & Director
David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Black Swan Capital is an independent investment advisory firm dedicated to delivering investment advice for the specific and unique needs of internationals.
Vincent van Wijgerden
Co-founder & Senior Tax Consultant
Vincent van Wijgerden LL.M is Sr. Tax Consultant and co-founder of GVN International Tax Services. He has a degree in Tax Law (with focus on International Tax Law) from the University of Maastricht and a Masters degree in European Law from Leiden University. He has over 10 years of work experience in the field of taxation. Vincent started his career working for the de Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Authorities). Subsequently he worked for KPMG Meijburg as expatriate tax consultant and for Van der Bend Tax consultants as expatriate and company tax consultant. In addition to his work at GVN International Tax Services, Vincent is also lecturer in (International)Tax Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has co-authored a book containing selected texts of international tax treaties for expatriate tax consultants.
Susannah Gordon
New Zealand Ambassador to the Netherlands
Judith Dijk
Senior Research Scientist
Judith Dijk obtained a Ph.D. in applied physics at Delft University of Technology. Since 2003 Judith works at TNO, a Dutch research institute. Her research focuses on research and development of imaging systems for defense applications, both on the hardware and on the software needed for these. In recent years, this includes insight in how artificial intelligence can be best used within different defense applications, and what is needed in the technology development to achieve these capabilities. As one of the lead scientists of TNO’s AI program, Judith is at the center of low TRL research on this topic at TNO.
Robert Freeman Cartwright
Senior Consultant - Organizational Change Management
Robert's professional mission is to make the learning and transformation process human centred: one that is engaging and empowering. He loves understanding how technology's role in communications—with a behavioural shift in how it's approached—can lead to clarity, insights, and action. He's launched a YouTube channel that discusses weekly ChatGPT news and Generative AI stories, as well as demonstrations on how you can use ChatGPT to be more effective with your work in consulting and business.
Mark Livings
Co-Founder & CEO
Creator & Founder @ Lyre's Non-Alcoholic Spirits Co. | Founder & NED @ BrandLink Group | Angel & Advisor | FMCG\CPG Nerd
John Langoulant AO
Agent-General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom/Europe region
Gagun Gahir
Head of Enterprise Sales for Continental Europe, Telstra
David Stewart
Agent-General for the United Kingdom and Trade and Investment Commissioner - Europe
Stephen Halmarick.
CBA Chief Economics
Michael Hartung
CEO of Invictus Australia
CEO of Invictus Australia
Rachel Kerrigan
Veteran Engagement Specialist for Invictus Australia.
Veteran of the ADF and former Invictus Games competitor.
David Bellingham
CEO & Director
David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Black Swan Capital is an independent investment advisory firm dedicated to delivering investment advice for the specific and unique needs of internationals.
Vincent van Wijgerden
Co-founder & Senior Tax Consultant
Vincent van Wijgerden LL.M is Sr. Tax Consultant and co-founder of GVN International Tax Services. He has a degree in Tax Law (with focus on International Tax Law) from the University of Maastricht and a Masters degree in European Law from Leiden University. He has over 10 years of work experience in the field of taxation. Vincent started his career working for the de Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Authorities). Subsequently he worked for KPMG Meijburg as expatriate tax consultant and for Van der Bend Tax consultants as expatriate and company tax consultant. In addition to his work at GVN International Tax Services, Vincent is also lecturer in (International)Tax Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has co-authored a book containing selected texts of international tax treaties for expatriate tax consultants.
David Bellingham
CEO & Director
David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Black Swan Capital is an independent investment advisory firm dedicated to delivering investment advice for the specific and unique needs of internationals.
Jennifer Tucker
Chairperson
Jennifer has been living in Netherlands for 31 years. By day she works for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, as Head of Digital Licensing and Distribution for Africa, Benelux and Israel.
Mr Matthew Neuhaus
Australia's Ambassador to the Netherlands
Mr Neuhaus is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he most recently headed the Middle East and Africa Division. He has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Zimbabwe; Director, Political Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London; and High Commissioner to Nigeria. In Canberra, Mr Neuhaus has also served as Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch and Senior Adviser, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
David Bellingham
CEO & Director
David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Black Swan Capital is an independent investment advisory firm dedicated to delivering investment advice for the specific and unique needs of internationals.
Michael Hartung
CEO of Invictus Australia
CEO of Invictus Australia
David Stewart
Agent-General for the United Kingdom and Trade and Investment Commissioner - Europe
David Bellingham
CEO & Director
David has over 20 years international financial services leadership experience across 6 countries and 3 continents. Black Swan Capital is an independent investment advisory firm dedicated to delivering investment advice for the specific and unique needs of internationals.
Vincent van Wijgerden
Co-founder & Senior Tax Consultant
Vincent van Wijgerden LL.M is Sr. Tax Consultant and co-founder of GVN International Tax Services. He has a degree in Tax Law (with focus on International Tax Law) from the University of Maastricht and a Masters degree in European Law from Leiden University. He has over 10 years of work experience in the field of taxation. Vincent started his career working for the de Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Authorities). Subsequently he worked for KPMG Meijburg as expatriate tax consultant and for Van der Bend Tax consultants as expatriate and company tax consultant. In addition to his work at GVN International Tax Services, Vincent is also lecturer in (International)Tax Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has co-authored a book containing selected texts of international tax treaties for expatriate tax consultants.
David Stewart
Agent-General for the United Kingdom and Trade and Investment Commissioner - Europe
Stephen Halmarick.
CBA Chief Economics
Michael Hartung
CEO of Invictus Australia
CEO of Invictus Australia
Rachel Kerrigan
Veteran Engagement Specialist for Invictus Australia.
Veteran of the ADF and former Invictus Games competitor.
James Brown
Chairman of Invictus Australia.
CEO of Space Industry Association of Australia.
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