Expert Speakers Include:

Kyle Ringrose

Principal, Athena IOC

Following retirement from full time work as Head of Investment Operations at QSuper Kyle is available for short term financial services consulting opportunities, particularly in the superannuation industry. Kyle is keen to help other organisations leverage his skills and experience.

Séamus Ó Concheanainn

Managing Director, CXi Software

I specialise in business advisory and strategic sourcing for funds management, investment administration, superannuation and trustee companies – as well as enterprise systems solution architecture, design and implementation. I am also focused on the development of optimal software solutions for investment management clients harnessing the latest in global technology.

Raewyn Williams

Managing Director Research-Australia, Parametric

Ms. Williams is responsible for setting the Australian research agenda in Australia. Prior to joining Parametric, Raewyn was Director, After-Tax Investment Strategies at Russell Investments.

Chris Drew

Investment Manager at Australian Catholic Superannuation

Passionate and motivated investor seeking to bring a degree of pragmatism to a complex field. Chris has develop his skills within a number of different superannuation funds within Australia where he had a broad exposure to investment markets; particularly equities. He is always seeking to learn and improve both professionally and personally and am looking forward to a long career in a great industry.

Damian Ryan

PARTNER, Tax at KPMG, Financial Services - Superannuation, Asset and Wealth Management, KPMG Australia

I am a tax partner in KPMG’s financial services asset and wealth management tax group, specialising in superannuation, funds management and property. I lead KPMG’s Funds Tax Practice in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

Kathy Taylor-Hofmann

Head of Business Solutions, GBST

Peter Gardner

Portfolio Manager, Plato Investment Management

Peter has a PhD from the University of New South Wales where his thesis topic was behaviour of Australian active investment managers. Peter also completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of New South Wales, majoring in Finance and Actuarial Studies and receiving First Class Honours in Finance.

Gordon Mackenzie

Senior Lecturer at UNSW

Gordon is a senior lecturer in the School of Taxation & Business Law at UNSW. He specialises in the area of the tax treatment of superannuation funds.He is the convener of the Master of Tax (Tax and Financial Planning) and the Master of Applied Tax (Superannuation). He is also Director of the SMSF Specialization for ICAA and CPA.

Andrew Nolan

Head of Investor Solutions, Warakirri Asset Management

Andrew’s professional experience includes roles in equities research, equity capital markets and roles focused on the analysis and risk management of equities portfolios. Andrew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Masters of Business Administration from McDonough School of Business Georgetown University. He has also completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

James Gordon

Tax Control Room, KPMG Australia

Executive with 15 years of global experience helping clients assess and transform their people, process, governance and technology to manage complex organisation-wide tax operations as efficiently and effectively as possible. Proven track record with 100+ clients across sizes and sectors including many of the world’s largest organisations.

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