Christine Maher

Consultant. Brisbane.

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Christine Maher

Christine is a financial services expert and trusted adviser to her clients.

From establishing some of Australia’s first industry superannuation funds (Sunsuper) and master trusts (Asgard) through to establishing a number of administrators (IFAA) and financial planning entities such as Q Invest, Christine knows the industry better than most – after all, she helped develop it.

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Christine is a financial services expert and trusted adviser to her clients.

From establishing some of Australia’s first industry superannuation funds (Sunsuper) and master trusts (Asgard) through to establishing a number of administrators (IFAA) and financial planning entities such as Q Invest, Christine knows the industry better than most – after all, she helped develop it.

With more than 30 years experience in advising a broad range of financial services product providers in Australia, Christine’s expertise in governance has been augmented by her directorships with Energy Super, Q Super, Suncorp Insurance and Finance and WorkCover Queensland.

Christine is consistently recognised as one of Australia’s best financial services and superannuation lawyers.

“Top of the pile in her field” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Christine Maher

Christine's Expertise

  • AXA Advised the independent boards of a number of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited superannuation companies on the proposed acquisition by NAB.
  • Challenger Advised Challenger Investment Services as trustee and Challenger Management Services Limited as investment manager in relation to the establishment and management of a specific purpose trust for investment by one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds.
  • Outsourcing, investment and custody Advised a number of large superannuation funds in relation to their investment mandates (direct and indirect) in all the assets classes domestically and internationally as well as their custody arrangements.
  • Pioneering the industry Established some of Australia’s first industry and master superannuation funds, including Sunsuper.
  • Sunsuper acquisition of CitiStreet Australia Advised Sunsuper in relation to the acquisition of its third party administrator, CitiStreet Australia.

Christine's Thinking

What others say

  • “Senior Statesmen - Superannuation” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018
  • “Lawyer of the Year - Financial Institutions - Brisbane” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2016 and 2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Corporate” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Funds Management” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Financial Institutions and Superannuation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2010-2018
  • “Lawyer of the Year - Funds Management - Brisbane” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2017
  • “On regulatory work, she is excellent - technical but also very relevant commercial advice. Really a pleasure working with her” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2016
  • “Responsive, accessible and personable” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015
  • “Christine is in high demand for her work in the superannuation arena and has been described as having a good level of detail and being very focused on delivering quality outcomes” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Investment Funds” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013-2015
  • “Top of the pile in her field and this capability shines through on every occasion I deal with her” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Best known in the market for her extensive experience of superannuation funds” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013
  • “Leading Lawyer - Superannuation” Chambers Asia Pacific 2013-2017

Christine's Leadership

  • Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Member, former Director and Chair of ASFA Queensland
  • City of Brisbane Former Honorary Ambassador
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Member
  • Archdiocesan Finance Council Member