Australia’s Gender Superannuation Gap – Let’s Take Action

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019
Time:  12:15pm for 12:30pm start till 1:30pm – networking lunch included
Where: PwC, Level 17, One International Towers, Barangaroo
Presenter: Cate Wood, Women in Super National Chair, Diane Winnard, Director PwC  and  Dr Carla Harris, CEO and co-creator of Longevity app and MC: Richard Brandweiner, CFA – CEO Pendal Australia
Cost: Free

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Cate Wood at Women in Super will discuss the Make Super Fair campaign and what is being lobbied for at a policy level to have a significant impact and lasting change on the gender superannuation gap. Diane Winnard at PwC has explored initiatives around what corporates can do to enhance their employees’ engagement with their retirement outcomes as well as overall financial well-being. Carla Harris is a co-creator of the longevity app which is Australia’s first micro investing app for super which was created with the gender superannuation gap in mind.

Cate Wood – Women in Super National Chair

Diane Winnard, CFA – Director PwC

Dr Carla Harris, CEO and co-creator of Longevity app

Richard Brandweiner, CFA – CEO Pendal Group Australia

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Cate Wood – Women in Super National Chair

Cate Wood is National Chair of Women in Super.

Cate has been involved in superannuation for over thirty years as a fund executive and director and recently retired as the Chair of CareSuper. She is a past President of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and was on the board of Industry Super Australia.

Cate is currently a director of the Industry Super Property Trust, the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, and a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board and the Professional Standards Councils.

Diane Winnard, CFA – Director PwC

Diane is a director in PwC’s Financial Services practice in Regulatory and Financial Assurance with a focus on the Investment Management industry. She has an interest in financial literacy and in particular retirement outcomes of Australian women. She is a CFA Charterholder as well as a Chartered Accountant.

Dr Carla Harris – CEO and co-creator of Longevity app

Dr Carla Harris is the CEO and co-founder of fintech startup Longevity App, an automated superannuation savings app with a vision to bridge the gap in retirement savings especially for women. She has deep expertise in workplace and gender issues, having worked in roles including the head of Research and Analytics at the federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency and also has a Diploma in Financial Planning. Carla will share insights on women’s financial security as well as issues around gender equality more broadly.

Richard Brandweiner, CFA – CEO Pendal Group Australia

Richard was appointed as chief executive officer, Australia of Pendal Group (formerly BT Investment Management) in February 2018 and is a member of the Pendal Group Global Executive Committee. Richard has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management and is responsible for the Australian arm of Pendal Group, including asset management, operations, sales and marketing.

Before joining Pendal Group, Richard was Chief Investment Officer at First State Super, one of Australia’s largest pension funds and prior to that was Group Executive at Perpetual Investments, one of Australia’s oldest and most awarded fund managers.

Richard is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales. Richard previously served as president of the CFA Society and is vice chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing.