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Climate change: Practical actions, practical solutions

60 mins 1 CPD Hours

This session will examine how the super industry and big corporate players...

How super funds can help drive the post-COVID economic recovery

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The super industry has a significant role to play in helping drive our nation...

Unlisted assets: Their role in the new world order

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How super funds can help drive the post-COVID economic recovery

60 mins
1 CPD Hours

ASI 2020 Policy  Investment  COVID-19  Members culture

The super industry has a significant role to play in helping drive our nation’s recovery from the pandemic.

With a focus on short-to-medium term projects, in affordable housing and infrastructure, our expert panel will examine how the industry can invest to support the broader community while delivering competitive returns to members.

Published Date: 16 September 2020


Greg Combet, Chair, IFM Investors & Industry Super Australia

Greg is well known for his public roles as the leader of the ACTU and as a Labor Government Minister. He served as Minister for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Minister for Defence Personnel, Science and Materiel amongst other roles between 2007 and 2013.

Greg is now Chair of IFM Investors; Chair of Industry Super Australia; a member of the Invest Victoria Advisory Board and consults to governments and corporations.  He has previously been a Director of ME Bank and AustralianSuper. From March to June this year Greg served on the board of the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission.

Greg is a proven leader, strategist and crisis manager with extensive, hands-on knowledge of Australian industry. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006, and is the co-author of The Fights of My Life.

Richard Denniss, Chief Economist, The Australia Institute

Dr Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute.  He is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Adjunct Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. 

He is the author of best-selling Quarterly Essay, Dead Right: How neoliberalism ate itself and what comes next. In Dead Right, Richard explores what neoliberalism has done to Australian society, looks at ways to renew our democracy and discusses everything from the fragmenting Coalition to an idea of the national interest that goes beyond economics.

Kate Farrar, Chief Executive Officer, LGIAsuper

As Chief Executive Officer, Kate Farrar is charged with ensuring that LGIAsuper’s $13BN Funds Under Management is invested wisely for the fund’s 75,000 members, and that services are provided conveniently and cost-effectively.  

Kate joined LGIAsuper from McKinsey, building on her extensive experience in running and growing businesses across the finance and energy sectors.  Starting her career as a bond trader with NSW Treasury Corporation, Barclays de Zoete Wedd and SUNCORP Investments, Kate then made the leap into Australia’s volatile energy markets.

As Chief Operating Officer, Kate grew Ergon Energy Retail to become one of Australia’s top five energy retailers.  In 2007 Kate led its sale to AGL for $1.2 billion – $0.5 billion above expectations.  

Kate’s board experiences include non-executive directorships with ASX200 company Seven Group Holdings, as well as Mater Health Services and UnityWater, and executive directorships with Morgans Stockbroking and QEnergy Limited.


Jon Faine, Lawyer and Journalist

Jon Faine AM recently resigned after a distinguished thirty years at the ABC, mostly as host of  the top rating Morning Show on ABC Radio Melbourne. A lawyer in a previous life, Jon now pens regular Opinion pieces for The Age and consults to law firms, industry super and a private funds manager. When not talking for a living, he plays with old cars.

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