One in eight people get diagnosed with breast cancer every day. That one in eight is my Mum. It could be yours.
On 13 May 2018, it will be the 21st running of the Women in Super Australian Mother’s Day Classic and I’m proud to say that AvSuper are sponsoring this worthy event for the 11th year.
The aim of the Mother’s Day Classic is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer.
We would love to see you support this event in your capital city by walking, running, registering to volunteer or making a donation. This is the largest single fundraising event which supports further research into breast cancer through the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) – over $33 million has been raised in the last 20 years.
In Canberra, the event is being organised by a great team which includes two AvSuper staff (Naomi Hales and myself), and will be supported on the day by many volunteers such as our Operations Manager, Shan Badowski. If you’re in Canberra, come and say hello, and maybe you can walk alongside Nick Smith, Executive Manager – Finance & Tax.
Together, let’s walk all over breast cancer!
Registrations are now open at http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/register/ – don’t forget to add yourself to the AvSuper team!
Donations can also be made online at https://mothersdayclassic18.everydayhero.com/au/avsuper.
AvSuper Investments Manager
Mother’s Day Classic (Canberra) Chair
It is with great pleasure that I announce Kong Lau has joined our investments team!
Since earlier this month, Kong has been working with Sue Field (Investments Manager) as part of our investments team to ensure we maximise your money for your retirement. Kong’s role will include managing our Custodian, manager valuations, FX performance and administration of our investments.
Kong is a fully qualified financial planner and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. He is already known (under his English name, Wilson) to many of our members from his previous role within our Member Services team. Kong’s investment experience/knowledge will ensure our investments processes and decisions are managed accurately and with attention to detail. Kong wants to help our members in a new way and is excited by this change, and he is looking forward to helping grow members’ retirement savings.
I am sure you will join with Sue and I in welcoming Kong to his new role.
Chief Executive Officer.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome two new staff to our Member Services team from 9 April!
Nathan McCabe will be our new Senior Member Advice Consultant based in Brisbane (yes, that means we are opening a new office!) to assist members with general enquiries and to provide personalised advice.
Nathan is passionate about helping people work towards and enjoy the retirement they deserve. He has considerable experience within the financial services industry including a Senior Financial Planning role with a Major Bank and a Client Service Manager role with an Industry Superannuation Fund. Nathan also enjoys flying and very much enjoyed his 15 hour flight on a Qantas A380 in 2016! Nathan looks forward to meeting and assisting our members.
Meanwhile, Shawn Jones will be starting in our Canberra office as a Member Advice Consultant, replacing Ross Connors (as he moved overseas with his family). Shawn has had more than 12 years experience in super and finance, and is also looking forward to assisting you with your super.
Shawn may well be the next friendly voice you hear when calling our 1300 128 571 number, and Nathan can be reached on 07 3866 3640 (or call 1300 128 571 to make an appointment).
I am sure you will join with me to welcome both of our new consultants, and I look forward to them providing more members with assistance over the coming months and years.
Chief Executive Officer.
Our new address is
221 London Circuit,
Canberra, ACT 2601
From our old office on the Airservices Plaza, it’s as simple as crossing Allara St and walking along Nangari St to London Circuit. Entry is via the courtyard on London Circuit side – turn right into the courtyard area near the bus-stop towards Mingle Cafe and catch the lift to the fifth floor.
Everything is back up and running if you need to contact us about your super – you can reach us via our usual contact details:
phone: 1300 128 751
New postal address: PO Box 223, Civic Square, ACT 2608