Retirement Outcomes Advisory Group

Retirement Outcomes Advisory Group

The advisory group for Retirement Outcomes comprises of industry leaders. Our students benefit from this group's valuable advice on curriculum design, ensuring it's relevancy for Australian and global markets.

Nick has managed key relationships with some of Willis Towers Watson Australia’s largest clients for over 18 years. He leads several large scale projects providing strategic advice across investment option design; member risk tolerance; assessment of retirement adequacy; dynamic lifecycle strategies; default retirement income strategies and generation of retirement income estimates.

Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and is a member of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)’s Super System Design Policy Council. He was a member of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s Superannuation and Employee Benefits Subcommittee (1999–2005), and Chairman of its Executive Options taskforce (2000–2004).

Prior to that, he spent four years with Rolls-Royce (Aerospace) as a manufacturing strategy researcher.

Roy holds an MEng from the University of Cambridge, where he was sponsored by Shell UK as an engineer, as well as a PhD in manufacturing strategy from the University of Cambridge.

Aaron has over 20 years’ experience as an investment strategist and researcher, across a wide range of asset classes. In his previous roles across CFSGAM, IAG and Macquarie, Aaron has been responsible for the evaluation and strategic development of investment capability; portfolio manager of $5.5bn of Australian Fixed Interest; a diversified fund portfolio manager; tactical asset allocation strategist; and an economist. He was also a member of the advisory committee to the FTSE ASFA Australia Index at the time it established the first after tax returns performance index for the equity market in Australia.

Nicolette is a qualified Actuary, holds an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and also holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) from the University of Cape Town.

Nicolette served as a retail director on the ASFA Board for 8 years from 2007. She is actively involved in policy development across the superannuation industry, having chaired numerous ASFA, FSC and FPA committees including the ASFA Super System Design Council and the ASFA Finance & Risk Committee. She was also a recipient of the inaugural IFSA Excellence Awards.

Prior to joining Colonial First State, Nicolette was Vice President and Head of Product Management at BT Financial group. Before that, she spent five years as a Consultant with Towers Perrin where she provided superannuation advice to trustees and companies.

Nicolette is passionate about the subject of career mums. In 2014 she was named one of the top “powerful part-timers” by Women’s Agenda.

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