Our staff

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Louise Davidson AM

Chief Executive Officer

Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). Appointed CEO in April 2015, Louise has more than 20 years senior experience in the financial services and superannuation industry.  She joined ACSI from Cbus, where, as Investment Manager, ESG, she was responsible for the integration of ESG issues within Cbus’ investment processes. 

In 2015 Louise was named Victoria’s Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards for her work as the co-founder of the Mother’s Day Classic Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Research.  Established in 1998, this national event has raised almost $41.5m for breast cancer research. 
In 2019, Louise was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the superannuation and funds management sectors, and to breast cancer research. Louise is the Chair of the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation and a Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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Ed John

Executive Manager, Stewardship

Ed has over 10 years’ experience advising ACSI members on responsible investment issues. Ed is responsible for ACSI’s engagement with ASX-listed boards, policy formation and proxy voting research. With a background in law and financial services, Ed has extensive experience producing research and engaging with the boards of Australia’s largest companies on a range of ESG investment issues.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Laws with honours, Master of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning). He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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Kate Griffiths

Executive Manager, Research and Policy

Kate is responsible for leading the team that delivers for ACSI’s research and policy program, working with our members to cover a range of financially material ESG issues and provide guidance on good corporate practice and regulatory reforms that contribute positively to the sustainability of markets.

Kate was formerly the Head of Governance, Risk and Audit Committee and Disclosure and a Company Secretary at BHP, and, prior to that, a senior associate at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Kate was also previously a non-executive director and Chair of ShareGift Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates the donation of shares to community organisations.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws (with honours) and a Bachelor of Arts. She is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

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Nathan Robertson

Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs

Nathan is Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) and is responsible for leading the team that delivers for ACSI’s government relations, media advocacy, communications and events, and member engagement programs. Nathan focuses on highlighting the benefits of active ownership and promoting regulatory reforms on ACSI’s priority areas to government and the media.

Nathan has worked in media relations, public policy and communications roles in a number of sectors including financial services. Nathan was formerly a parliamentary adviser, and, prior to that, held roles at Industry Super Australia and Essential Media.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of International Relations from La Trobe University.

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Karen Griffiths

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Karen is responsible for overseeing ACSI’s finance, risk, and HR function, our strategic and business planning processes as well as managing our office facilities.

Karen’s extensive career in finance and governance includes audit and assurance at Ernst & Young and over 14 years at Aviva and the National Australia Bank both in Melbourne and the UK where she held roles in accounting policy, group financial governance and CFO business partnering.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business in Banking & Finance from Monash University. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Carole Alt

Company Secretary

Carole joined ACSI in 2018 to provide corporate governance and company secretarial support to the ACSI Board, its Committees and the Member Council.  Prior to ACSI, she was a Company Secretary in the financial services and health sectors; most recently at ANZ Banking Group Limited.

Carole holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is also qualified in Business, Health and Education.  She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and facilitator at the Governance Institute of Australia.

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Andrea Bradley

EA to the CEO/Team Assistant

Andrea is the Executive Assistant to ACSI CEO Louise Davidson, as well as providing a range of administrative support to the ACSI team.

A highly capable office manager, Andrea has experience supporting a range of senior executives. Originally from the United Kingdom, Andrea has lived and worked in Australia since 2007.

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Kim Eden

Manager, Member Communications and Events

Kim joined ACSI in July 2008 to coordinate the organisation’s communications needs. Her primary responsibility is to manage ACSI’s member information, website, publications, marketing materials and events.

Prior to ACSI, Kim was based in the UK for seven years working for international oil and gas company Statoil, as their Public Affairs Consultant.

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Romy Faulkner

Senior Analyst

Romy is a Senior Analyst in the public policy and advocacy team at ACSI. She works across a range of ACSI’s focus areas, including human rights, First Nations issues, biodiversity, just transitions and others. 

Prior to working at ACSI, she was an Advisor to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, focusing on new models of financing humanitarian work. 

Romy holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (with honours) from The University of Melbourne, a Masters in Migration Studies from Oxford University and a Masters of Law from Harvard University. Her Masters of Law focused on business and human rights, particularly corporate- community engagement. 

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Jordy Finch

Senior Analyst

Jordan is an analyst in ACSI’s stewardship, proxy voting and equity research team. She works across a range of ACSI’s focus areas, with a particular focus on environmental issues including climate change and biodiversity.

Prior to joining ACSI, Jordan worked as a commercial lawyer at Clarendon Lawyers primarily in mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and providing company law and governance advice to Australian-based and foreign companies.

Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law (with honours) from Monash University and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance at the University of New South Wales.

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Ian McIIwraith

Manager, Engagement Implementation and Reporting

Ian is part of ACSI’s governance research, voting and company engagement program. An experienced business journalist by background, he is leading ACSI’s drive to increase the amount of women on company boards to a minimum 30%.
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Quyen Ngo

Finance Manager

Quyen provides assistance to the CFO/COO. Quyen joined ACSI in 2017 and her diverse career in finance ranges from roles in public practice, to commercial and non-profit organisations. 

Quyen graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. 

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Chris Panagiotopoulos

Engagement Team Assistant

Chris has been with ACSI since its formation in 2001, providing overall administrative support to the organisation. In addition to her responsibilities with ACSI, Chris also worked for IFS Legal, as executive assistant to the partners of the firm. After a short break, Chris has re-joined ACSI providing administrative support to the governance research, voting and company engagement team.

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Charli Pruys 

Events and Communications Officer

Charli joined ACSI in 2022, after graduating from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Media and Communications. 

As Communications and Events Officer, she assists with planning ACSI events, develops member communications, and uses her digital media skills on social media design and delivery.

 
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Cath Sullivan

Manager, Media and Public Affairs 

Cath Sullivan joined ACSI after a career largely spent in television news and current affairs, including as interview producer for the ABC’s Lateline program and stints at Channel 7 and BBC World Service TV.

She has also been a parliamentary advisor, a writer and a copy editor, among other things.

 
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Christine Tang 

ESG Analyst

Christine joined ACSI in 2022 as an analyst in the stewardship, proxy voting and equity research team. 

Prior to joining ACSI, Christine worked in the financial services assurance team at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as well as in performance audit of the Victorian government at the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office. 

Christine holds a Bachelor of Commerece and a Master of Finance from the University of Melbourne. 

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Phoenix Tang 

Finance Officer

Phoenix joined ACSI in 2022 and has worked in finance roles in a number of industries. Her primary responsibility is to provide assistance to the finance manager. 

Phoenix graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce.

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