Sue Lannin

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Sue Lannin has been appointed Editor of Investment Magazine, commencing next month. 

Lannin joins Conexus Financial after 20 years at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she reported on financial markets and the economy for national radio and television programs including The Business, AM, PM and The World Today. She also brings digital editorial experience as a regular writer and editor for ABC News online, among Australia’s most visited news and current affairs websites.  

Before joining the national broadcaster, Lannin worked for The South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong, covering the Asian financial crisis and building knowledge and sources in the local wealth management industry.  

As Editor of Investment Magazine, Lannin will be responsible for the daily editorial output of the publication and manage its team, including journalist Darcy Song and regular columnists Glenda Korporaal and Russell Baker. Along with Editor-in-Chief Aleks Vickovich, she will set the editorial strategy and represent the brand publicly.  

Lannin is an advocate for financial literacy and education and says she was attracted to the role partly due to Conexus Financial’s purpose-led culture and philanthropic activities, especially its funding of not-for-profit think-tank The Conexus Institute. 

“Conexus … shines a light on superannuation policy, Australia’s investment community and the powerful role played by superannuation funds,” Lannin says.  

“The trade conferences are a big highlight providing access and insights from regulators and industry leaders.  And having a philanthropic arm like the Conexus Institute is important for my values.” 

Under her tenure as Editor, Lannin says she wants Investment Magazine to “continue to provide first-class coverage of Australia’s superannuation and investment industry including government reforms and measures to improve outcomes for members”.   

But as a fierce journalist with a track record of breaking news and asking tough questions, she also will not be afraid to hold the sector to account on issues such as the gender pay gap, net zero commitments, greenwashing and misconduct. 

Meanwhile, Simon Hoyle, a former group publisher of Conexus and founding Editor of financial advice publication Professional Planner, has been appointed Editor-at-Large across the business, writing in-depth news, analysis and opinion for the Australian and global financial services industry. 

Simon Hoyle and David Stratford

Conexus has also recruited David Stratford, former commercial director of Momentum Media’s wealth suite including IFA and InvestorDaily, to the new role of Senior Content and Relationship Manager, working on delegate relations and programming for Investment Magazine’s events and commercial content initiatives, especially the flagship Fiduciary Investors Symposium.  

“I am thrilled to welcome Sue to the team and have long admired her balanced and thoughtful business journalism,” says Vickovich, who joined Conexus from the AFR last year. 

“While the national newspapers continue to engage in ideological ‘super wars’, and much of the trade press is consumed by the transactional activity of financial PR, we believe there is an opportunity to produce meaningful journalism that both advocates for the industry and hosts difficult conversations.

“As Investment Magazine nears its 20-year anniversary, it now has the team in place to re-launch as the pre-eminent title for C-suite executives, trustees and senior portfolio managers in institutional asset owner organisations. The goal of our events and media is to enhance the fiduciary duty to which our readers are subject – a duty which has never been more important.” 

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