Expert Speakers Include:

Jeremy Duffield

Chairman, SuperED

Ian Yates

CEO, Council of the Ageing, COTA

Ian Yates is Chief Executive of COTA Australia, the national peak body for older Australians. Since 2002. Ian has served on a variety of federal govt and aged care sector national bodies, currently including the Aged Care Financing Authority, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council, the Aged Care Sector Committee & the Dementia Ageing and Aged Care Mission Expert Advisory Panel. Ian is a Sponsor Member of the National Aged Care Alliance, and its Aged Care Gateway Advisory Committee and Co-Chairs its Aged Care Roadmap and NACA Blueprint Implementation Group.
Ian is also a member of ASIC’ Consumer Advisory Panel & of the Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). Other roles include Chair of the Management Committee of the Australasian Journal on Ageing; a Director of COTA’s membership services company & the Aged Rights Advocacy Service. He has held several senior positions in public health governance in South Australia & served on the Flinders University Council for 20 years including seven years as Deputy Chancellor & Chair of both its Audit and Resources Committees and Alumni. Ian is Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Flinders University and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University. He was awarded Membership in the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2005.

Prof Anthony Asher

School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, Australian School of Business, UNSW

Adrian Donato

Senior Associate, King and Wood Mallesons

Adrian is a Senior Associate in the International Funds team, part of KWM’s M&A practice. Adrian has extensive experience in advising across a wide spectrum of funds matters with a particular specialisation in advising superannuation funds, funds managers, wealth managers, life insurers and financial services regulation. In addition, Adrian previously spent a number of years working as an in-house lawyer with Mercer, where he advised on superannuation, funds, innovation and product development initiatives, life insurance litigation and financial services regulation before joining King & Wood Mallesons in 2016

Dirk Dobbs

Head of Strategy Management and Product, Hesta

Jemma Briscoe

Head of Research and Technical Advice, Aged Care Gurus

Vasyl Nair

Chief Risk Officer, Mine Super

Kirstin Hunter

CEO, Future Super

Andrew Boal

CEO, Rice Warner

Pat Sparrow

CEO, Aged and Community Services Australia, ACSA,

Sue West

Founder and Principal, Money Natters

Eva Scheerlinck


Ian Henschke

Chief Advocate, National Seniors

Dr Richard Denniss

Chief Economist, The Australia Institute

Sean McGing

Director, McGing Advisory and Actuarial

David Carruthers

Principal Consultant, Head of Member Solutions Frontier Advisors Pty Ltd

Josef Pilger

Global Pension and Retirement Segment Leader, EY

John Maroney

CEO, SMSF Association

Joanne Earl

Associate Professor Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences Program Director, Professional Psychology, Macquarie University

Dr Shang Wu

Senior Investment Analyst, Retirement Strategy, First State Super

Darren Kennedy

Principal Adviser, Retirement, Australian Treasury

Brendan Coates

Household Finances Program Director, Grattan Institute

Carole Ferguson

Solicitor, Risk, Compliance & Governance Consultant

Jason Andriessen

MD, CoreData Research

Duncan McPherson

CEO, Link Advice

Hugh Morrow

CEO and Co-Founder, SuperEd

Wayne Strandquis

Acting National President, Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.)

Nick Sherry

Chairman, APAC FNZ

Angela Priestley

Editorial Director and Owner, Women’s Agenda

Stephen Huppert

Director Stephen Huppert Consulting

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in Superannuation, Wealth Management and Life Insurance. Stephen is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

William Burkitt

Post-Retirement Innovation Leader, Mercer

Fraser Jack

Head of Client Partnerships, AI Intelligence

Dr Teagan Altschwager

Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Business School

Jim Hennington

Head of Innovation, Optimum Pensions

Sangeeta Venkatesan

Executive Chair,FairVine

Julianne Parkinson

CEO, Global Centre for Modern Ageing, GCMA

Ben Hillier

Head of Product, QSuper

Joanna Mather

Superannuation Writer, Australian Financial Review, AFR

Dr Ian Manning

Deputy Director, National Institute Economic Research

Ian Manning is a senior fellow of the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research, having been its Deputy Director from 1985 to 2018. He has also been a research fellow at the Australian National and Melbourne universities and has been responsible for a wide variety of research reports on topics in both macro and micro economics. His interest in the finance dates from the 1970s, when he drafted the chapters on income support for the Henderson report on Poverty, and has been maintained since in work centreing on regional economics. For two decades he has been a principal author of the State of the Regions reports published by the Australian Local Government Association.

Harrison Worley

Journalist, Financial Standard

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