CPA Australia’s vision is to partner with members to prepare for today and tomorrow in a globally connected world.

The focus of the Retirement Savings Centre of Excellence is on all matters relevant to retirement savings, including superannuation, self-managed superannuation funds, adequacy of retirement savings, pensions and income streams, and financial advice.


The role of the Retirement Savings Centre of Excellence is to ensure members, and their expertise, are at the forefront of policy considerations and to assist in CPA Australia being a leading voice on issues impacting the profession and the public interest.

Centre of Excellence members work across major components of the financial services industry ranging from some of the largest industry, corporate and retail funds through to self-managed superannuation funds.

The Retirement Savings Centre of Excellence role acts in an advisory capacity to:

  • Provide guidance on policy and issues relating to retirement savings
  • Identify current and emerging issues relevant to the profession in a timely and effective way
  • Provide advice on relevant legislation requiring response/comment
  • Provide input and feedback on appropriate policy responses
  • Provide thought leadership
  • Address issues which impact the profession, focusing on changes in the wider economic environment including globalisation and e-business
  • Provide input on possible CPA Australia products and assist development of professional resources.


  • Noelle Kelleher CPA, Chair
  • Jane Barrett
  • Leon Jennings CPA
  • Alex Harken-Yumru CPA
  • Leon Jennings CPA
  • Bruce Mackley CPA
  • Suzanne Maloney FCPA
  • Brett Marsh CPA
  • Neil Marshall CPA
  • Paul May CPA
  • Nicole Oborne CPA


Members possess extensive taxation expertise, and are typically interested in:

  • retirement savings policy
  • self-managed superannuation funds
  • APRA funds (retail, industry, corporate or public sector) as trustees or in administration, accounting, and investments
  • financial advice (institutional and independent)
  • retirement income streams and pensions
  • insurance
  • audit (SMSFs or APRA funds)
  • policy and regulation


CPA Policy Think Tank logoThe CPA Australia Policy Think Tank is a pilot event series that challenges members to think outside the box and develop new ideas and solutions for current issues facing Australia. Participants will contribute to CPA Australia’s thought leadership and gain valuable networking opportunities with peers and Centre of Excellence members. 

The inaugural Think Tank challenge asks – How do we address the financial time bomb of aging Australia?

Registration for the first CPA Policy Think Tank is now closed. To express your interest in future CPA Policy Think Tank events, please email [email protected]

Event Templates

Key Dates

Mentoring Workshop
Thursday 19 November, 5.30 – 7.00pm AEDT

Pitch Presentations
Thursday 26 November, 5.30 – 7.00pm AEDT

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