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The world is moving away from fossil fuels. Your super should, too.

Join over 7,000 Australians who have gone fossil free with Future Super.

Our story

We created Future Super so you can invest your super in a fossil fuel free future.

Before Future Super arrived, every super fund in the country invested its members’ life savings in fossil fuels. Australians collectively have over $2 trillion in super, and research shows over 50% could be exposed to polluting companies. How much is in climate solutions like renewable energy? Just 2%.

Superannuation is mandatory but investing in fossil fuels shouldn’t be. Australians deserve a choice, because fossil fuel companies pose too many risks from an environmental, social and financial perspective.

This understanding inspired our cofounders, Simon Sheikh and Adam Verwey, to build Australia’s first ethical, diversified portfolio that completely excludes fossil fuels. No coal, oil, or gas. No banks that finance fossil fuels. No companies that provide polluters with essential services. Instead of investing in climate polluters and other harmful industries (like tobacco, gambling, detention centres and live animal export, to name just a few), we invest in exceptional companies whose activities are making the world a better place.

Since our launch in September 2014, thousands of Australians have switched to Future Super. Already hundreds of millions of dollars has been moved away from super funds that are funding the fossil fuel industry. As more and more people make the switch, the pressure on other super funds to divest from fossil fuels and other harmful industries keeps on increasing.

The transition to a clean energy future is an unprecedented opportunity to benefit people and the planet. Future Super members are investing millions in new renewable energy projects across Australia and around the world. We’re continually developing new ways to track the financial impact of fossil fuels in local and global markets. And, most importantly, we’re connecting everyday Australians to their super power (pun intended) with the knowledge that our retirement savings can make a real difference in the real world, right now.

Our team

We created Future Super so you can invest your super in a fossil fuel free future.

Simon Sheikh
Founder & Managing Director
Simon understands the power of Australians coming together to create change. In his 5 years as National Director for GetUp!, Australia’s leading progressive advocacy group, Simon tripled the organisation’s membership to 640,000. Simon also sat on the inaugural board of the now 100,000 strong Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and was named NSW Young Professional of the Year. In addition to leading large organisations working for progressive change, Simon has worked as a Financial Analyst at NSW Treasury and consulted for organisations as diverse as Bendigo Bank, Asset Owners Disclosure Project, major unions and community groups.
Adam Verwey
Founder & Executive Director
Adam has a long history in ethical investment, with an expertise in superannuation, ethical analysis and ESG (environmental, social and governance) index portfolio construction. He is the portfolio manager for the ground-breaking Australian Fossil Fuel Free Index and the Australian Sustainability Leaders Index, both launched in 2015. Prior to Future Super, Adam was a senior manager at Australian Ethical Investment and Superannuation. From 2005 to 2014, Adam contributed to growing funds under management from $300 million to over $900 million. Currently a director for the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility and treasurer of non-profit Climate Action Network Australia, Adam is also the chairperson and investment committee member at Grosvenor Pirie, a boutique investment company managing over $300 million on behalf of Future Super and other ethical superannuation clients.
James Thier
Board Director & Investment Committee Member
James is a pioneer of ethical investment in Australia. He was a co-founder of Australian Ethical Investment and Superannuation, serving as an Executive Director from 1991 to 2011. James also was a founder and inaugural board member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (formerly the Ethical Investment Association). James previously held senior positions in local government and within peak bodies of the credit union movement and taught at the University of NSW in several schools. In 2007 James was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study shareholder advocacy mechanisms in the United States and Europe, in particular resolutions proposed at annual general meetings.
Dan East
Chief Investment Officer
Dan has over 30 years of experience in financial markets, including equities, money markets, currencies, fixed interest and derivatives. Coming from a commercial banking environment specialising in financial products and risk control, Dan has been the Investment Manager and CEO of boutique investment fund, Grosvenor Pirie, since 2002. Between 1985-1994 Dan worked with Banque Indosuez in Sydney and Paris. He was primarily involved in the proprietary trading of derivatives, interest rate futures and currencies in the Australian, American and Asian markets. In 1995, Dan joined the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank Limited (now Mizuho Corporate Bank) in Sydney, where he worked as Chief Trader then Treasurer, focusing on the development of the treasury business and established the bank’s Risk Control Department.
Noelle Greenwood
Head of Digital Marketing
Tom O’Connor
Chief Information Officer
Luke Gensler
Head of Operations
Michael Bones
Head of Growth
John Billington
Head of Strategic Projects
Julia Bartlett
Head of Member Experience
Claire Gardner
Head of Member Engagement
Mark Forstman
Portfolio Manager
Lee Brennan
Renewable Energy Investment Specialist
Doreen Goh
Fund Accountant/Fund Analyst
Farah Muharam
Member Engagement Officer
Freya Brent
Member Engagement Officer

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