Many people would like to think that super fund trustees are reliable. That they, figuratively speaking, are people who each have “a safe pair of hands”. After attending a recent industry conference on the Gold Coast, it would seem that Steve Mathwin, investment committee chair of NGS Super, meets this description. In an informal cricket game among the formal conference sessions, Mathwin was fielding at point while Matthew Hayden, former Australian test batsmen and guest speaker at the event, prepared to face his first ball. From behind the crease, Hayden sent it flying to the NGS Super trustee.

“He fairly belted the ball,” Mathwin says. “He picked out the oldest man on the field and tried to put it through him. Bad luck.” Except from a few games of beach cricket, Mathwin has not played any games since his days on the green at Westminster School in Adelaide. However he caught Hayden for a golden duck. He still has the indoor cricket ball used in the game. On it, beneath Hayden’s signature, is an inscription reading: “To the best catch in business”. “The ball has gone straight to the pool room,” Mathwin says.

Simon Mumme became a fnancial journalist through a stroke of luck. Upon graduating with a Master of Journalism from The University of Queensland in 2006, he set out to fnd a news organisation that would employ him as an overseas correspondent or business reporter. Or both, ideally. Conexus Financial hired the bright-eyed cadet, and in the ensuing years he wrote for all of its titles until being appointed editor of Investment Magazine in June 2010. Under his guidance, the magazine continues to dominate the Australian institutional investment media through its authoritative, insightful and engaging feature stories and analysis. Outside of work, Simon trains keenly in Muay Thai kickboxing, revels in the surf breaks fringing the Sydney coastline and reads as much high-quality journalism and non-fiction writing as he can. Committed to his role as a niche business reporter, Simon is aware that an overseas posting as a correspondent still eludes him. He hopes Conexus can help him with that career goal too.
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