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AIST Policy Update - May 2022

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The past 12 months have seen a seemingly never ending range of policy...

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AIST Policy Update - Sep 2022

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Quarterly Policy Update Governance  Policy  Regulation  Risk

There’s plenty going on in the superannuation policy space, with consultations open on a range of Prudential standards, the release of APRA and ASIC’s corporate plans, as well as a the announcement of a review of Your Future Your Super, and the regulators focus on Retirement Income Strategies. Join Mel Birks, General Manager, Advocacy, as she provides a high level overview of key policy initiatives.

Published Date: 21 September 2022


Mel Birks, General Manager, Advocacy AIST

Mel started her career in superannuation in the ATO, moving to work with industry super funds in 2004.  Her roles have included senior roles in stakeholder relations, strategy, marketing and communications in Link Group/ Superpartners, HESTA, Hostplus, AUSfund, Industry Fund Services and ME Bank. Prior to joining AIST in September 2019, she was at  ASIC as a Senior Specialist in the Superannuation team.

As General Manager, Advocacy at AIST and works closely with AIST member funds, regulators and government on policy and implementation issues. Mel is passionate about delivering benefits to members, with a particular focus on improving women’s retirement outcomes.

Mel is recently finished a six year stint on the Victorian Committee of Women in Super as Chair and Deputy Chair and joined the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation board in late 2020 as a director. She has been volunteering for the event since 2004.

She has Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from Monash University and a MBA from Deakin University and has successfully completed the Advanced Leadership Program run by Women & Leadership Australia

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