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NSW State Forum


Due to continued positive COVID-19 cases in Sydney and the extension of the NSW Government restrictions to keep the community safe, the NSW State Forum scheduled for Thursday 24 June 2021 is postponed.

Stay tuned for the new date announcement soon.

In the meantime, we encourage you to view the original program and speaker biographies below - but ask that you be mindful that some details may change once the new date is determined. So stay tuned.


With so much change in the superannuation industry, you cannot afford to be out of the loop.

We’ve planned a full day’s super-specific program with leading industry speakers, presentations, and networking opportunities at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour to keep you up to speed with current superannuation trends and predictions. 

Whether you’re a trustee, a senior manager leading a large team, a compliance team member, working in advice, or in administration or marketing, this is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the hot topics such as:

  • mergers, divestment and how these will impact the industry
  • how funds can better service members heading into the retirement phase
  • decarbonisation: the mitigation of greenhouse gases and the implications for investors
  • understanding leading from the front and ideal future operating models
  • improving outcomes for members - engage, educate and advise
  • an insider’s view of Canberra and the current political climate
  • the future of financial services technology
  • organisational and leadership purpose in a Post COVID world.

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Speakers announced

  • Susan Alexander, Regional Head US, AustralianSuper  
  • Tamara Ballard Maher, Business Development Associate, AustralianSuper
  • Emily Barlow, Principal, Senior Investment Consultant, Mercer
  • Joash Belousoff, Partner, Head of Client Services, Novigi
  • Heather Dawson, Chief Experience Officer, Active Super
  • Jennifer Dean, Partner, Retirement and Investment, Aon
  • Andrew Dunkerley, Financial Planning Manager, AustralianSuper 
  • Linda Elkins, Head of Wealth Management, KPMG
  • Ian Fryer, General Manager, Chant West 
  • Adam Gee, Head of Strategy, GROW Inc
  • Tim Gerrard, Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson Global Natural
    Resource Team
  • Steve Hill, Group Executive, People & Workplace, Aware Super 
  • Erwin Jackson, Director, Policy, IGCC
  • Andrew Howard, Chief Commercial Officer, Group Life & Investments, TAL
  • Komal Jalan, Principal, Sustainable Investment Manager, Mercer 
  • Mathew Keeley, CEO and Founder, GROW Inc 
  • Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO, Mirvac
  • Glen McCrea, Deputy CEO and Chief Policy Officer, ASFA
  • Duncan McPherson, CEO, Link Advice - Retirement & Superannuation Solutions,
    Link Group
  • Dean Mulheran, Head of Group Product, MetLife
  • Maree Palisco, Partner – National Superannuation Leader, Financial Services, EY
  • Kirby Rapell, Executive Director, SuperRatings 
  • Anthony Zeitoun, General Manager – Superannuation & Retirement Solutions, Rest


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Registration: 9.00am 
Event start: 9.30am 
Networking: 4.30pm 
Event concludes: 5.30pm 

Sofitel Darling Harbour  
Magnifique Ballroom
12 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000

Standard Pricing
Member: $825
Non-member: $1073

Group Pricing
Member group of 8: $5,944 
Non-member group of 8: $7,728 


CPD Points

This event qualifies for 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.

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As always the safety of everyone is of the highest priority. Regrettably, the difficult decision was made to postpone this NSW State Forum. A number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sydney and the likelihood of increasing NSW Government restrictions to keep the community safe has prompted us to reschedule. We will notify you ASAP with the new date.