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Super Legal & Compliance Symposium

AIST's 2019 Super Legal & Compliance Symposium is designed to meet the needs of in-house legal counsel and compliance staff in Australia's profit-to-member superannuation industry.

Bringing together the latest regulatory insights to ensure funds are meeting their legal obligations while operating to promote their members' best interest, this year’s Symposium will explore the problems and opportunities faced by superfunds in creating a vigorous compliance program.

From highlighting the lessons learnt from the Royal Commission 12 months on, to engaging in the various ethical and sustainable considerations legal professionals need to be across, the 2019 Super Legal & Compliance Symposium is not to be missed.

Interested in attending Super Governance Symposium?

Super Governance Symposium is being held in Melbourne the following day on Thursday 24 October 2019. Receive discount pricing when you attend both events.

Register for both events




Eva Scheerlinck, Chief Executive Officer, AIST

As the superannuation industry grapples with a wave of new prudential requirements put forth by the regulators, now is a perfect time to take stock of what funds need to do when it comes to adhering to their responsibilities.

Covering the latest developments in relation to these new reforms, this session will highlight APRA’s current thinking on guidelines for successor fund transfers, outcome of prudential reviews and the program for updating the standards, post Royal Commission.


Jenna Mollross, Manager, Consulting, Investment & Wealth Advisory, Deloitte Australia
Gordon Walker, Senior Manager, Specialised Institutions Division, APRA


Kaye Wheatley-Brown, Executive Manager, Legal, Risk & Compliance, legalsuper

Since Commissioner Hayne handed in his Final Report on Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services industry, the ensuing fallout has had a significant impact on how trustees perceive their role, obligations and liabilities in this changing landscape.

Join Head of Superannuation & Wealth Management at Thomson Geer, Scott Charaneka, as he shares key insights into how the industry has settled following the post Royal Commission and what are the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.


Scott Charaneka, Head of Superannuation and Wealth Management, Thomson Geer


Ian Pendleton, Group Executive, Legal and Company Secretary, First State Super

Morning Tea will be provided

Ethical decisions can be complex and polarising. With the raft of changes to the sector following the Royal Commission, legal practitioners will be put in complex situations that test their ethical responsibilities.

In this highly interactive session, delegates will be tasked with responding to several hypothetical scenarios – inspired by real-life case studies – to determine their ethical response.


Heather Gray, Partner, Hall & Wilcox
Nathan Hodge, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

With a raft of new legislative changes and enquiries having been implemented over the last year, funds need to be across the necessary legal requirements to avoid being in hot water. In exploring these continuous changes to law, this session will provide key insights on how to implement such legislation, with specific focus on PYS and insurance.


Michael Beatty, Group Product Manager, OnePath Life Limited
Geoff Sanders, Partner, Allens


Sharyn Cowley, Assistant Company Secretary & Senior Legal Counsel, TelstraSuper

Lunch will be provided

With climate change now widely accepted as a financial risk issue for funds, it necessarily enlivens established frameworks around corporate management and disclosure of climate risk.

Special Counsel and Head of Climate Risk Governance at MinterEllison, Sarah Barker will talk us through why it’s so important from a legal perspective, for funds to adequately govern and respond to the risks associated with climate risk and how best to support trustees.


Sarah Barker, Head of Climate Risk Governance, MinterEllison


Hanna Lee, Head of Investment Legal, Sunsuper

Human trafficking, organised crime and corporate responsibility are among a range of complex issues facing funds as they work to clean up their supply chains, amid the growing concerns of the modern slavery landscape.

This briefing session will arm delegates with the necessary information required to accurately comply with the Modern Slavery Act and the legal, ethical and reputational consequences if their supply chains are implicated.


Mark Bland, Partner, Financial Services, Mills Oakley
Kate Griffiths, Executive Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy, ACSI


Sandra Silea, Analyst - ESG & Stewardship, AustralianSuper

Afternoon Tea will be provided

The need to manage your workload and build resilience at a time when there are ever-increasing demands on legal and compliance professionals has never been more apparent. Join us as we hear from two leading industry experts on how to bounce back from adversity and practical tips to building self-care and wellness.


Helena Andrews, Positive Psychology Solutions Manager, SuperFriend
Sarah Penn, CEO, Mayflower Consulting


Jeff Wallens, Education and Training Consultant, AIST


Eva Scheerlinck, Chief Executive Officer, AIST

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.



The Events Centre, Collins Square 727 Collins Street, Melbourne
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