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Rosemary Vilgan Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Rosemary Vilgan


  • Business
  • Business Skills
  • Business Success
  • C E O / M D
  • Finance
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Women In Business

Rosemary Vilgan is an inspiring and experienced leader. She is one of Australia's top CEO’s, a multiple award winner, including Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.

Rosemary has had a long and distinguished business career. At the age of 33, she was appointed CEO of QSuper, one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia.  Rosemary is recognised both nationally and internationally for her leadership of transforming QSuper to an innovative, vertically integrated $90 billion financial services organisation.

Highly regarded in the superannuation, financial services and business communities, Rosemary regularly works with government, industry and business. Currently Rosemary is a Director at Commonwealth Bank Group Super and Queensland Divisional Councillor for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Key achievements at QSuper:

•Personally negotiated and led major superannuation improvements for over 80,000 clients.

•Transformed a public sector superannuation organisation into a globally recognised financial institution, which now covers superannuation, investment, financial planning and life insurance.

•Led many mergers and therefore knows the issues with blending cultures. Many of these were very difficult and she had to overcome many stakeholder interests.

•Created a World-class culture and received World-class staff engagement scores. Rosemary was able to bring the employees along for the journey and growth of QSuper. Many staff even had to resign from public service during the GFC to work alongside her in the new private entity she created.

•Oversaw global investments and as a result gaining great insight into why QSuper would invest around world – e.g. Times Square New York, Heathrow airport.

In October 2017 Rosemary was appointed as Chair of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission by the Turnbull Government. 

Keynote Titles

  • Leading from the head, engaging from the heart
  • Building a culture of continuous innovation - How to build an organisation with a clear direction.
  • Are you committed to exceptional customer service? - Asks the many hard questions in customer service delivery.
  • Diversity - It's not just what's on the outside that counts - Why businesses should value diversity
  • General Finance and the psychology of Finance
  • So you really think you know how the investment world is developing?


Rosemary's presentation hadn't come out of a text book or the latest article she read. She had formed views based on years of actual experience which made her presentation authentic and practical. She was not guarded in sharing her experience. She was happy to talk about failures/learning as much as success. She welcomingly engaged with her audience. She thought networking was over-rated.

Teachers Union Health

Having led a major business through times of industry, economic and political change, Rosemary Vilgan is a highly accomplished former CEO who speaks frankly about the challenges and rewards of leadership. For the Committee of Economic Development of Australia Rosemary addressed a 400 strong senior cross sector and cross profession audience on leadership, leading change, focusing a business on the customer and on the future, diversity and business transformation. A great story-teller, thoughtful presenter and generous respondent to diverse audience questions Rosemary impressed, challenged, informed and inspired guests with her business and leadership insights.

CEDA - The Committee For Economic Development Of Australia

Presenters must be driven by passion, the strong desire to share, deep personal thinking and be informed by real life hard yards. Rosemary has all of these

Ex CEO Of Association Of Superannuation Funds Of Australia

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