WIS NSW In Conversation with Chris Cuffe

Investment Industry Leader and Philanthropist

Please join Women in Super as we talk to Chris Cuffe, investment industry leader and philanthropist. His experience and knowledge in the industry is unique and we look forward to discussing his views on a number of issues impacting the superannuation and wider financial services sector such as default super, the emergence of the vertical integration banking model, the growing trend of in-house funds management and the role of ‘Business for Purpose’.

Chris’s career spans all facets of the superannuation industry from product manufacturing and distribution to board roles and investment advisory committees. He has been influential in driving the investment agenda for a number of organisations including UniSuper, Challenger, Colonial First State, Social Ventures Australia, Australian Philanthropic Services and Cuffelinks.


Chris Cuffe entered the funds management industry in 1985 after working as a chartered accountant. From 1990-2003 he was CEO of Colonial First State, during which time the company grew from a start-up operation to Australia's largest investment manager. In 2003 he joined Challenger Financial Services Group Limited as CEO. In 2006, Chris joined non-profit organisation Social Ventures Australia as an Executive Director. Chris was inducted into the Australian Fund Manager’s RBS Hall of Fame for services to the investment industry in 2007. Since 2009, Chris has been involved in a portfolio of activities in the investment and non-profit sectors including, Non-Executive Director of listed investment companies Global Value Fund, Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited, Argo Investments Limited and of listed software company CLASS Limited; Chairman and Founder of Australian Philanthropic Services; Founder, Director and Portfolio Manager of Third Link Growth Fund, where all management fees received are donated to charity; Director of Fitzpatrick Private Wealth Group and Member of UniSuper’s Investment Committee. In 2017 Chris was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

This event is open to all (members, non-members, women and men).

Please note: corporate member tables of 10 are only to be purchased by Women in Super corporate members or industry partners. To see if your company is on that list, please click here.

This event is proudly sponsored by UniSuper.


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Thursday 15 February 2018


12.00pm arrival and networking
12.30pm - 2.00pm lunch


Doltone House Hyde Park
Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


Sit down luncheon


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Chris Cuffe, investment industry thought leader and philanthropist

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