ASFA Risk and Compliance Series

Risk and Compliance Series

Speaker presentations

To access presentations in the table below, please login using your ASFA ID/email address and password. Presentations are available to attendees only.

Series 1:
Early release of super – are you ready?
Larissa Evans, Assistant Commissioner ATO  Download
Sue Pearce, Senior ATO Reporting Specialist, Link Group  Download
Series 2:
Cyber fraud and COVID-19
Michelle Bower, Executive Officer, Gateway Network Governance Body  Download
Benjamin Di Marco, Cyber Specialist, Australia and New Zealand – FINEX, WTW  Download
Series 3:
Direct from the regulators
Jane Eccleston, Senior Executive Leader, Superannuation, ASIC  Download
Suzanne Smith, Executive Director Superannuation, APRA  Download
Series 4:
Managing risk and compliance amidst a pandemic
Craig Claughton, Head of Financial and Professional Services Practice, Marsh  Download
Richard Donaldson, Principal, Oliver Wyman  Download
Kylie Willment, Chief Investment Officer, Mercer  Download


Super funds are facing a myriad of new risks arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

To help fund trustees, senior executives and other industry participants mitigate these risks and maintain high levels of compliance throughout this tumultuous period, ASFA is delivering a series of Risk & Compliance virtual events.

Each virtual event in the series is a standalone event that gives you the opportunity to hear from expert speakers in real time and have your questions answered during dedicated Q&A time.

Virtual event details

8 May 2020: 10.00am – 11.00am

ASFA estimates that between three million and six million applications could be made for early release of super under the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020.

With the ATO’s online application process becoming available from 20 April, how do funds, administrators and the ATO prepare for the expected high volume of early release claims?

Join this virtual event to hear directly from the ATO on their experience with this new measure, along with practical approaches around how to manage:

  • impacts on the member experience
  • risk and compliance around the measure
  • the fund administration experience.

Live-streamed speakers

Larissa Evans

Larissa Evans
Assistant Commissioner ATO

Sue Pearce

Sue Pearce
Senior ATO Reporting Specialist, Link Group

Hans van Daatselaar

Hans van Daatselaar (Chair)
Executive Officer, ASP Services

13 May 2020: 10.00am – 11.00am

Cyber fraud is another significant challenge that super funds must deal with during the COVID-19 crisis.

To highlight the extent of the risks, consider this:

  • some of the thousands of COVID-related websites that have recently been registered may have been created by malicious cyber actors seeking to exploit Australians according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
  • the remote working arrangements that many businesses have put in place to protect staff and minimise the spread of the virus have introduced a number of security implications.

How do you protect your business, members and staff from cyber fraud when the operational environment is so different?

Join this session to hear a panel of experts discuss:

  • how to maintain cyber security while working remotely
  • what to be on the lookout for by way scammers and malware
  • what to do if compromised

Live-streamed speakers

Michelle Bower

Michelle Bower
Executive Officer, Gateway Network Governance Body

Benjamin Di Marco

Benjamin Di Marco
Cyber Specialist, Australia and New Zealand – FINEX, WTW

Paul Curtin

Paul Curtin (Chair)
Chief Financial Officer, TelstraSuper

28 May 2020: 10.00am – 11.00am

Regulators, like super funds, have had to deal with the immediate challenges of COVID-19 and may need to fundamentally shift their approach during these unprecedented times.

In this session, senior representatives from APRA and ASIC outline how the pandemic has impacted their regulatory approach including:

  • whether any upcoming regulatory changes will be suspended
  • where their supervision activity will be focused
  • if any relief from regulatory obligations will be available for super funds.

Maintaining a close and collaborative relationship with regulators in these uncertain times is essential, making this a not-to-be-missed session.

Live-streamed speakers

Jane Eccleston

Jane Eccleston
Senior Executive Leader, Superannuation, ASIC

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith
Executive Director Superannuation, APRA

Glen McCrea

Glen McCrea (Chair)
Chief Policy Officer and Deputy CEO, ASFA

2 July 2020: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Continually evolving developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the risks that superannuation funds need to manage.

How do funds meet the challenges of ongoing business disruption and uncertainty? How can they manage the associated financial and investment risks? What about management liability and board challenges throughout these trying times?

In this session, a panel of industry experts will unpack:

  • what it will take to successfully manage portfolios through this crisis and the longer-term implications on investment management practices
  • changes in risk exposure and how this impacts the cost and availability of Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance
  • how boards and senior management can challenge old paradigms and accelerate new ways of working.

Live-streamed speakers

Craig Claughton

Craig Claughton
Head of Financial and Professional Services Practice, Marsh

Richard Donaldson

Richard Donaldson
Principal, Oliver Wyman

Kylie Willment

Kylie Willment
Chief Investment Officer, Mercer

Paul Curtin

Paul Curtin (Facilitator)
Chief Financial Officer, TelstraSuper


Delivered via Zoom

ASFA’s live-streamed virtual events are delivered via Zoom.

To protect the privacy of attendees and keep our virtual events safe and secure, ASFA follows best practices such as using passwords, authenticating users, locking down meetings and disabling screen sharing and audio by attendees.

If you cannot watch live-streamed events via Zoom you do not have to miss out. Simply register as usual and you will automatically receive a link to a video recording of the event. The video will be available on the ASFA website for 30 days after the event.

Price (inc GST)

The price for each virtual event is as follows:

Member: $95
Non-member: $124
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CPD Points

Each virtual event qualifies for one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.


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