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Welcome to The Conexus Institute

The Conexus Institute was established to be a catalyst for improved retirement outcomes for Australians. The Conexus Institute applies a “research-for-impact” model to produce high quality research which is used to showcase the benefits of change.

The Institute will look to join the dots between industry, academia, regulators and policymakers. The Institute promises to be a constructive critic that is prepared to challenge the status quo. We celebrate collaboration and informed decision-making.

The Conexus Institute adopts a not-for-profit model and is funded by Conexus Financial and the philanthropic activities of Conexus Financial chief executive Colin Tate, who as chair will support the Institute’s executive director, David Bell. Technically, The Conexus Institute is the operating name for Conexus Institute Limited, a not-for-profit entity which operates independently of the activities of Conexus Financial. The Conexus Institute is a limited liability company with three directors: Tate, Bell and William Vuong.

Advisory board

Colin Tate AM

Founder and adviser

Fiona Reynolds


David Bell

Executive Director

Hazel Bateman

Marisa Broome

Gregory Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

Ian Fryer

Pamela Hanrahan

David Knox

Xavier O'Halloran

Kevin O'Sullivan

Deborah Ralston

Nicolette Rubinsztein

Geoff Warren

Amanda White