Brisbane’s Opening Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Vilgan


Rosemary Vilgan – Director at Commonwealth Bank Group Super

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 Councilor for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


“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.”


2015 Honorary doctorate, Queensland University of technology for services to the university.
2014 Pensions and investment magazine (USA) global innovation award for designing a new superannuation product for 400,000 people that incorporated an innovative, tailored investment strategy.
2013 Telstra Australia businesswoman of the year and community and government award.
2013 Telstra Queensland businesswoman of the year and community and government award and innovation award.
2009 Life member, Association of Superannuation funds of Australia for services to the association.