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Simon Sheikh is the CEO and co-founder of Future Super, a fast growing ethical investment focussed asset manager in Australia with AUD$3.5b + under management across pension and managed investments. The pension fund has approximately 40,000 investors and helps everyday Australians divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions. Prior to founding Future Super Simon was a candidate for the Australian Senate where he narrowly lost out on being elected in 2013.
Simon's background is as a community activist, having run the 1 million strong group GetUp. In this role he led campaigns on clean energy, carbon pricing, mental health reform and water policies. Prior to joining GetUp as its second National Director, Simon worked at the NSW Treasury as a Financial Analyst. Simon is passionate about parenthood and climate action. He is the father of a 6 year old who loves surfing and skateboarding.
Lawyer, geologist, entrepreneur, investor and social entrepreneur. Chairman, Papua New Guinea superannuation investment fund Nambawan Super ($3 billion in investments) and food company Paradise Company Limited, developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Pacific islands as founder of Kumul Foundation in partnership with UNDP and Australian Aid. Directorships and interests in climate change, responsible extractives, financial inclusion, telecommunications, banking and pharmaceutical industries.