In this month's Sponsor Insight we chat with Darren Wunderer, Senior Relationship Manager at Statewide.
Hi Darren - thanks for speaking with us.
Statewide are a valued Corporate Partner of LG Professionals SA. For those who don’t know, what services do Statewide offer to clients?
StatewideSuper is the local industry fund based in South Australia with more than $6.5 billion dollars in funds under management, looking after the super savings of over 140,000 members and working with 18,000 employers in SA, NT and beyond.
We provide tailored, appropriate and cost effective super support and advice to our local government members and employers. In addition we have a history of strong investment returns, provide competitive insurance cover and our fees are kept as low as possible.
How long have you worked at Statewide and what is your role? What does it involve?
Prior to the merger of Local Super and Statewide in 2012 I had worked at Local Super in various roles for 15 years. After a couple of years break I returned to StatewideSuper in May this year as a Senior Relationship Manager. I work closely with local government employers and other businesses who utilise Statewide for their employees’ superannuation arrangements and am involved in educating our members to ensure they get the most out of their super with the ultimate aim of a comfortable retirement.
What motivates you? What do you find most interesting or exciting about working in local government?
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and working with members to improve their future retirement outcomes. In local government there is such a diverse range of people and roles, every meeting or session can be different. I also enjoy visiting the regional councils who work so hard for their local communities.
What is an interesting fact about you that not many people know?
I was born in Naracoorte and then lived in Kadina for four years when I was in Primary School.
How do you spend your leisure time outside of local government?
I am a keen tennis player and have played competition for over 25 years and am a big Adelaide Crows fan. I enjoy travelling and have been fortunate to have had some wonderful holidays overseas.