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Developing an effective investment governance framework

60 mins 1 CPD Hours

This session will examine how trustees can fulfil their fiduciary duties...

Governance in a rapidly changing environment

60 mins 1 CPD Hours

Our expert panel will share their thoughts on what governance in the ‘new...

How do technological risk, cyber security and the digital workforce affect corporate governance?

60 mins 1 CPD Hours

In the age of data breaches and server attacks, trustees are increasingly...

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Governance in a rapidly changing environment

60 mins
1 CPD Hours

Governance Symposium Members culture  Risk  Governance  Leadership

COVID-19 has put into sharp focus the need for strong governance in a volatile environment where quick policy changes result in significant new challenges and unintended consequences to grapple with.

Our expert panel will share their thoughts on what governance in the ‘new normal’ will look like and how boards and fund staff can continue to push themselves regarding their risk appetite even in the face of uncertainty.

Published Date: 07 October 2020


Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre

Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is proud of his kinship ties to the Anindilyakwa people. After a period studying law in Sydney and teaching in Tasmania, he pursued postgraduate studies as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1991, Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre. In 2013, he was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.” Simon is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Risk Policy Institute.

Steven Münchenberg, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Blackhall & Pearl

Steven is the Managing Partner & CEO at the board advisory firm, Blackhall & Pearl.

Steven has over 25 years’ experience working directly with the chief executives and chairs of Australia’s largest companies.  He was previously the CEO of the Australian Bankers’ Association, Chairman of the International Banking Federation and Chairman of the Finance Sector Council of Australia.  Prior to that, he led government relations for a major bank during the financial crisis.

Before joining the finance sector, Steven was Deputy CEO of the Business Council of Australia and an inaugural member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council.  He began his career with the Federal Government.  Steven is a Director of The Big Issue and Homes4Homes.


Jocelyn Furlan, Trustee Director, Aware Super

Jocelyn Furlan’s passion is an Australian community empowered about their financial affairs.

She is a non-executive director of Aware Super and Financial Counselling Australia, and is the Independent Chairperson of the Customer Owned Banking Association Code Compliance Committee.

She is Chair of the Board of Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, a member of Vanguard Investment Australia Ltd’s External Compliance Committee, and a part-time member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal. She is partner of FM Super Resolutions and the Principal of Furlan Consulting. 

Jocelyn was the Chairperson of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal for eight years from 2007 until March 2015.  Since April 2015, in addition to her non-executive work, she provides consulting services principally in financial services dispute resolution.

Jocelyn holds law and commerce degrees and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She is a much sought-after speaker and presenter, sharing her insights into the superannuation and life insurance industries through relating stories of the many interesting disputes she has seen.

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