Scott Charaneka

Head of Superannuation & Wealth Management, Thomson Geer

Scott Charaneka is the Head of Superannuation & Wealth Management at Thomson Geer and is an industry leading financial services lawyer. He has comprehensive experience in licensing, governance, administration, distribution, restructuring and investment matters associated with superannuation, funds management and life insurance products. He presently acts for many of Australia's largest private and public sector financial institutions. Scott has previously worked as an in-house counsel at Legal & General and ING. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has designed key training programs for boards and RMs. He was the lead editor of Wickens The Law of Life Insurance in Australia from 1998 to 2008, a co editor of CCH Australian Superannuation Law & Practice from 2001 to 2010, a co editor of the Lexis Nexis Financial Services Newsletter from 2001 to 2008 and is a current co editor of the Lexis Nexis Australian Superannuation Law Bulletin. Scott is a fellow of ASFA, the former deputy chair of its Queensland State Executive Committee, an emeritus member of the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Lawyers Committee and was appointed to APRA's Superannuation Lawyers Liaison Forum.

Publications by Scott include:
- The CCH Guide to Estate Planning (first and second edition);
- The CCH Guide to Super Choice;
- Establishing a Funds Management Business in Australia (first and second edition); and
- The CCH Guide to MySuper, SuperChoice and SuperStream.

Scott has been listed annually in Australia's Best Lawyers in the categories of Regulatory Practice and Superannuation Law since 2012 and has been listed annually in Who's Who Legal: Pensions & Benefits since 2015. He was a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year in Financial Services in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has been rated in Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2018 in the Superannuation category