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ASFA Budget Briefing Sydney 2024 

Wednesday 15 May, 2024


ASFA’s annual budget lunch event series sees expert economists and members of industry unpack the budget and discuss impacts to the superannuation industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with your colleagues and peers. 

Join Shane Oliver, AMP’s Chief Economist, ASFA CEO Mary Delahunty, ASFA policy specialists and industry experts as they unpack the 2024 Federal Budget and analyse its impact on investment markets and member retirement outcomes through a super lens. 

Will this year’s Budget answer some of the following questions: 

  • Is it doom and gloom ahead or will Australia manage to miss the economic downside and make a soft landing? 
  • What measures, apart from rent assist, will address the housing crisis?   
  • What are the plans to address inflation and rising living costs? 
  • What will Pay Day Super mean for funds as well as implications of a levy? 
  • How will super on Paid Parental Leave (PPL) be funded? 

Join your super industry peers and colleagues and find out. 

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Jane Couchman

Chief Risk Officer, Aware Super

Before joining Aware Super, Jane was the Executive General Manager, Compliance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) where she was responsible for leading the bank’s Global Compliance Function, including the Conduct Program, Privacy Program and Conflicts of Interest Program. During this time, she also co-led CBA’s response to APRA’s Prudential Inquiry into CBA; as well as the new Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) and was a key member of CBA’s Royal Commission Taskforce.

Prior to her time at CBA Jane was the Global COO, Compliance and Head of Enterprise Compliance at Macquarie Bank. She was part of the global executive leadership team for the Compliance Division and drove the strategy and programme of work for the Division globally. Prior to Macquarie, she was Chief Risk Officer at BT Financial Group, and before that General Counsel at Perpetual.

Mary Delahunty

Chief Executive Officer, ASFA

Mary Delahunty joined ASFA this year and her leadership qualities, industry knowledge, and demonstrated commitment to advancing the sector, align with ASFA’s 60-year-long mission to bring the whole industry together to strengthen the effectiveness of the superannuation system for all Australians.

In 2022 she founded Seven Advisory which provides specialist ESG and impact advisory services to institutional investors developing their social license to deliver long-term value. Prior to that she was Head of Impact at HESTA where she was instrumental in shaping strategic policies and responsible investment practices to advance member outcomes in the superannuation system. She was also previously an executive with Link Market Services.

Mary is a member of the Pensions & Investment World Pension Summit International Advisory Board and holds several board positions including in the RegTech and education sectors and was a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for international research on gender equity in retirement outcomes.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Applied Finance.


Edwina Maloney

Group Executive, Platforms at AMP

Edwina was appointed Group Executive Platforms in July 2023. The Platforms business provides superannuation, retirement and investment solutions to advisers and their clients.

Edwina is a seasoned executive, board director, consultant, and transformational leader having held senior executive roles across wealth management; superannuation and funds management businesses.  In June 2021, Edwina was appointed Director, Platforms at AMP, with end-to-end accountability for AMP’s Wealth Superannuation Fund, Wrap Platforms (c$65bn FUM) and SuperConcepts SMSF business (which was sold on 30 June 2023).

Previously, Edwina led AMP Capital’s Global Product function, responsible for its Managed Investment Schemes, offshore domiciled funds and separate accounts. Before AMP, Edwina held various senior leadership roles at Perpetual Investments responsible for strategy; business development; product innovation and management functions.  She was also a management consultant with Accenture specialising in wealth management and began her career as a lawyer with DLA Piper (then Phillips Fox).

Edwina holds a Bachelor of Laws (QUT) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment (FINSIA). She is a Director of ASFA.

Shane Oliver

Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP

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.



Date: Wednesday 15 May, 2024 
Time: 12:00 – 2:00PM

Registration starts: 11:30AM


Hilton Sydney

488 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


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