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ASFA Budget Briefing

ASFA Budget Briefing

Sydney Melbourne Brisbane

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Wentworth Ballroom, Level 3
61 -101 Phillip St, Sydney

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Thursday 27 October 2022

Crown Promenade 
Promenade Room 
8 Whiteman St, Southbank

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Friday 28 October 2022

Pullman King George Square 
Connaught Room
Corner Ann & Roma Street, Brisbane

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As global economic headwinds pick up pace and the RBA’s monetary policy takes a sharp turn, which direction will the new Government’s fiscal policy take?

With all eyes on their first Federal Budget for the answer, join us at the ASFA Budget Briefings to hear economists and industry leaders unpack the Government’s decisions and policy positions that underpin it, as well as the consequences for the country.

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has said that “an Australian approach to wellbeing” will be a focus. How will this address cost of living pressures and rising inflation? How will superannuation be impacted?

A Budget Briefing for the ages – don’t miss it!

Register now with early bird rates.

Speaker details

Confirmed speakers

Sarah Hunter

Dr Sarah Hunter (Sydney)
Senior Economist & Partner, KPMG

 

Sarah joined KPMG in February 2022, and is a Senior Economist and Partner in KPMG’s Economics and Tax Centre. She is a leader in the firm’s economic advisory practice, where she helps clients to navigate through current economic conditions and prepare for future developments.

Sarah has over a decade of experience as a professional economist, working in the UK and the US prior to moving to Sydney in 2015. She is one of Australia’s most respected economic experts, with her insights and forecasts often featured in the media, and is currently a member of the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis RBA Shadow Board.

Catherine Birch

Catherine Birch (Melbourne)
Senior Economist, ANZ

 

Catherine is a Senior Economist in the Australian Economics team at ANZ. She provides research, forecasts and analysis on the labour market, inflation, infrastructure investment, ESG and the broader Australian and global economies.

Prior to joining ANZ, Catherine worked as a Senior Policy Adviser/Economist for the Victorian Government, an Environmental Economist for the Namibia Nature Foundation, and an Economic Analyst for BIS Oxford Economics.

Catherine holds a Master of International and Development Economics from the Australian National University.

Kelly Power

Kelly Power (Sydney)
Chief Executive Officer, Colonial First State Superannuation and Executive Director of the Trustee Board

 

Kelly Power was appointed CEO Colonial First State Superannuation in July 2021. This role is accountable for oversight of the superannuation business, including as a member of the Trustee Board. In this role Kelly is also responsible for investments, product and strategy.

Kelly joined CFS as General Manager Product in 2018, adding marketing and strategy and responsibility for the Wrap business in October 2020.

Prior to joining Colonial First State, Kelly was the Head of Platforms at BT Financial Group. Kelly held a number of other executive management roles at BT.

Kelly holds a Bachelor in Communications from UTS, a Diploma of Management from the Australian Institute of Management, a Diploma of Financial Services from Integratec and has also completed the Company Directors course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kelly is a Director of the CFS Superannuation Trustee board and a representative on the Financial Services Council’s Superannuation Board Committee and is a Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.

Kelly Power

Saranne Brodrick (Brisbane)
Chief Strategy Officer, Pacific 

 

Saranne Brodrick joined Mercer in April 2021 as Chief Strategy Officer. She is responsible for driving Mercer Australia’s corporate strategy and corporate development portfolios, to support the firm’s sustainable growth. Prior to joining Mercer, Saranne held a number of senior roles in the financial services industry including at ANZ, EY, Citibank, and recently as Director of M&A at Deloitte.

Saranne has extensive experience in leading large strategic business projects. She is passionate about giving back to communities and is actively involved in small business mentoring programs.

Saranne is a member of Mercer’s Pacific Leadership Team and is based in our Brisbane office.

Saranne holds a Masters of Commerce (Banking and Financial Services) from University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Economics of University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Data Science, Strategy & Leadership at RMIT University.

Kelly Power

Robbie Campo (Melbourne)
Chief Executive Officer, Emergency Services and State Super

 

Robbie Campo is the Chief Executive Officer of Emergency Services and State Super, a dedicated profit-to-member fund serving Victorian emergency services and state employees. ESSSuper has 128,000 members and manages around $34B in defined benefit and accumulation assets. Robbie joined the fund in July 2022.

For the five years prior to that she was the Group Executive – Brand, Engagement, Advocacy and Product at Cbus. She has worked as an executive in the superannuation industry for over two decades and has extensive experience in strategy, product, marketing, brand, communications, transformation, public policy and advocacy, risk management and compliance, and financial advice.

Robbie is passionate about the fundamental purpose of superannuation; to maximise the retirement outcomes of Australians and ensure that the hard-earned contributions made throughout their working lives create financial security for them in their post-working years. A key priority for her is to see systemic improvements for women’s retirement outcomes.

She is a current Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee at Victoria Legal Aid, a Director of the Integrated Reporting Framework Board, a Director of Women in Super and the Chair of their Policy Committee.

Shane Oliver

Dr Shane Oliver
Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital

 

Shane Oliver joined AMP in 1984, becoming Chief Economist in 1994 and is now Chief Economist and Head of Investment Strategy of AMP. Shane has extensive experience analysing economic and investment cycles and what current positioning means for the return potential for different asset classes such as shares, bonds, property and infrastructure. Shane is a regular media commentator on economic and investment market issues and engages regularly with investors at public events and forums.

Shane is Head of the Investment Strategy and Economics team, responsible for the provision of economic and macro investment analysis which is applied across AMP’s multi-asset funds.

Shane has a PhD in economics which focussed on the validly of the Efficient Market Hypothesis (it isn't) and asset price bubbles (there are). Apart from economics and macro investing, Shane enjoys boating, garden rearrangement, fantasy novels and pop music (particularly Elvis, Burt Bacharach, the Beach Boys, the Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Katy and Taylor) and is married with two children.

Matthew Peter

Dr Matthew Peter (Brisbane)
Chief Economist,QIC

Matthew is Chief Economist for QIC, one of Australia’s largest institutional funds managers, where he oversees global economic forecasting and research.

Matthew previously worked with fund manager TGM, where he headed the economic and financial-market forecasting team.

Prior to joining TGM, Matthew was Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Here, he led the development of a regional model of the Australian economy. This model is widely used by Federal and State Government agencies and by most large consultancy firms.

Matthew and his team are among Australia’s top forecasters as ranked by Bloomberg. He is president of the Queensland Economic and Finance Council, a CEDA trustee and a member the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service’s (ATSICHS) Finance and Audit Committee and a Director of Karalumba - ATSICHS wealth management group.

Matthew is a frequent commentator in the press and at industry forums and has 20 years of economic modelling experience in both industry and academia.

Matthew holds a PhD in economics from Monash University.

Martin Fahy

Dr Martin Fahy (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, ASFA

Martin Fahy is Chief Executive Officer, ASFA, having joined in November 2016.

Martin was previously a Partner in management consultancy at KPMG where he worked with clients across the financial services and other sectors to drive transformational change. From 2007 to 2011, Martin was CEO at FINSIA where he led the organisation’s transformation post the sale of its education business. Prior to FINSIA, he led strategy and development for CIMA in Asia Pac.

Martin holds a Ph.D from the National University of Ireland, is a former senior Fulbright scholar and has extensive research and policy experience from his time as an academic.

Event details


Sydney


Wednesday 26 October 2022

Registration: 12.00pm
Presentations and lunch: 12.30pm
Event close: 2.00pm


Venue

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Wentworth Ballroom, Level 3
61 -101 Phillip St, Sydney

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Melbourne


Thursday 27 October 2022

Registration: 12.00pm
Presentations and lunch: 12.30pm
Event close: 2.00pm


Venue

Crown Promenade 
Promenade Room 
8 Whiteman St, Southbank

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Brisbane


Friday 28 October 2022

Registration: 12.00pm
Presentations and lunch: 12.30pm
Event close: 2.00pm


Venue

Pullman King George Square 
Connaught Room
Corner Ann & Roma Street, Brisbane

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Price (inc GST)


Sydney/Melbourne

Standard pricing
Member: $234
Non-member: $304
Group pricing
Member group of 10: $1,870
Non-member group of 10: $2,340

Brisbane


Pricing
Member: $156
Non-member: $203
Group pricing
Member group of 10: $1,560
Non-member group of 10: $2,030

CPD points

1 CPD point for members of Professional Accreditation Program.