New QFI President Assures Bright(er) Future

Following 10 years of dedicated leadership, supporting the progression of Queensland's future economic and
social prosperity, Julieanne Alroe has decided to retire from her position as President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI).

We wholeheartedly thank Julieanne for her guidance, leadership and support over the last decade, and the
generosity she has shown over that time. Julieanne has kindly agreed to continue her support of the QFI as
Immediate Past President.

It is with great pleasure that we announce Kate Farrar, Chief Executive Officer, Brighter Super as the new
President of QFI. Kate’s appointment is a reflection of her distinguished career, commitment to Queensland and Brighter Super’s long-standing and proud association with Queensland Futures Institute. With roots in the energy sector, financial services and local government, Brighter Super under Kate’s guidance has been on a significant growth trajectory to become the fourth largest non-government financial institution, based on funds under management, in Queensland.

Kate’s extensive experience in leadership roles across finance and energy sectors, including as Managing
Director of QEnergy, Chief Operating Officer at Ergon Energy Retail, and senior positions at Morgans
Stockbroking, McKinsey and Company, and Suncorp Investment Management, positions her perfectly to
support and steer QFI towards a promising future.

On the announcement of her new role, Kate said, “Being appointed President of QFI is a profound honour and a responsibility I accept with deep commitment. We stand at the cusp of shaping a brighter future for Queensland, our regions, through a lens of growth and innovation.”

“I join Steve, and the wider QFI community in thanking Julieanne for her outstanding contribution.”

QFI will be welcoming Kate, as the new QFI President, formally as she takes on the role from 31 March, 2024.

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