We host the most forward-thinking speakers in super.
Here are over 30 events to save in your calendar.

6 CPD     One day event
Print   Add to calendar 10/25/2018 08:00 AM Summary of the event

Super Governance Symposium

Governance is under the spotlight from the Government and regulators.
The role of your directors and key decision makers is under more scrutiny than ever before.  In order to respond to these new demands, our sector must understand what is required and take timely action. AIST’s Governance Symposium next week will provide you with the opportunity to discuss and deliberate the hard issues facing your fund and people.
Prof. Graeme Samuel AC is leading the day’s discussion and will give his perspective on the current IOOF case and other aspects of the governance of the financial services sector. Graeme is known for his pragmatic and no nonsense commentary which promises to be insightful and relevant for you and your team. Other speakers include thought leaders from the Law Institute, PwC, AFCA, Deloitte and trustee directors.

Interested in attending Super Legal & Compliance Symposium?

Super Legal & Compliance Symposium is being held in Melbourne the previous day on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Receive discount pricing when you attend both events.

Register for both events




Maryann Mannix-White, Chief Membership Officer, AIST

Following on from his leadership in conducting the APRA capability review, Professor Graeme Samuel AC will kick-off AIST’s Governance Symposium with a keynote address that will draw on the key messages to come out of the report including issues pertaining to culture, conduct and the role of the regulators moving forward.


Professor Graeme Samuel AC, Monash Business School, Monash School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine Monash University


Mel Birks, Head of Advocacy, AIST

For a board to be effective it must take thoughtful, disciplined approaches to its work which requires an environment to have open and frank discussions - permeating throughout the organisation. Exploring the role of Board Directors through this context, this session will look at strategies in applying and having critical discussions, from both an academic and practical standpoint.


Nicholas Carr, Consultant and Facilitator, Director - Nic Carr Consulting Pty Ltd
Kirsten Mander, Trustee Director – Chair, legalsuper


Allan Ogilvie, Manager Risk and Compliance, ESSSuper

Morning Tea will be provided

Making the right ethical decisions can be complex, multi-faceted and polarising. In this highly interactive session, delegates will be presented with several hypothetical scenarios – inspired by real-life problems faced by boards – to discuss and determine their responses to each with their fellow peers and colleagues.


Donna Cooper, Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria
Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

With APRA having just released a new draft standard on the remuneration of staff in banks, insurance and super funds and RSE licenses but on notice about a pending ‘BEAR’ to applied to the super sector, this timely session will explore whether the board has the right framework to support the remuneration decision-making process, how the governance process can be strengthened and where this discussion sits in the broader cultural context.


Scott Connolly, Assistant Secretary, ACTU
Gerard Noonan, Chair, Media Super


Holly Lindsay, Senior Manager, Governance, AIST

Lunch will be provided

In making senior executives more accountable for their actions and organisations of their funds, BEAR requires significant effort on the part of Board Directors in order to meet these requirements.

This session will highlight the necessary expectations in implementing BEAR as well as give insight from an ADI that has been through the scheme and what they would do differently.


Diana Orbell, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Sunsuper
Rosalyn Teskey, Partner - Governance, Regulation and Conduct Advisory, Deloitte
Sarah Hofman, Partner, Financial Services Regulatory Assurance, PwC


Belinda Ray, Executive Manager – Governance and Risk, CareSuper

Approaching the 12-month mark since AFCA has been accepting complaints, this session will provide an overview of what they’ve seen and learnt since their implementation, the systemic issues and what directors can expect from the oversight body on trustee conduct.


Pamela McAlister, Ombudsman, Superannuation, Advice, Investments & Life Insurance, AFCA


Jocelyn Furlan, Trustee Director, First State Super


Maryann Mannix-White, Chief Membership Officer, AIST

Afternoon Tea will be provided

Speaker/Chair Gifts

Each speaker and chair will be thanked for their contribution with a donation to First Nations Foundation on their behalf.

Find out more about AIST’s partnership with First Nations Foundation.


Industry Partners

It is with the support of our industry partners that we are able to deliver our high-quality events that focus on the issues affecting key areas of fund operations.

Special thanks to PwC for their sponsorship of the Super Governance Symposium.



The Events Centre, Collins Square 727 Collins Street, Melbourne
Register 3 or more