Ian Silk

CEO, AustralianSuper

Ian Silk is the Chief Executive of AustralianSuper – the largest and fastest growing superannuation fund in Australia. AustralianSuper is a profit-for-members industry fund.
AustralianSuper has more than 2.3 million members, over 285,000 contributing businesses, and more than AUD$150 billion in members’ assets. AustralianSuper is a multi-industry fund with membership spanning most industries.
Ian is the President of Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, a Director of Industry Super Australia, and Basketball Australia.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Labour Relations Law.

My Sessions

Understanding the Political Landscape


Industry Funds in Australia play a more important role in workers’ savings than in nearly any other country and their profile is increasing as a low-cost provider of investment returns. Ian Silk will explain how Industry Funds compare to ETFs and how Industry Funds fit within the political landscape.

The ETF, Industry and Political Landscape

Implications for the future of Australians’ Savings


Session will be televised live on Sky Business. Government policy impacts the way Australians save for their future and the tax rules and detailed regulations drive investment behavior and costs. Peter Costello will give his personal views on why we have arrived at where we are, what we could have done better and where he […]

The Practical Outcomes