QSuper joins the QBR journey
Queensland’s oldest and largest super fund has thrown its support behind the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) as it makes its way home for the Australian-leg of the tour.
QSuper will sponsor the Australian sector of the Relay, which sees the Baton visit over 180 communities across Australia, carried by around 3,800 Australians.
CEO Michael Pennisi said the Fund had been looking after Queenslanders for over 100 years and supporting the iconic community event on home soil was a very easy decision.
“To play a role in bringing the community pride and excitement of the Games to people across the country, including more than 80 towns and cities across Queensland, is an honour and we’re thrilled to be involved,” Mr Pennisi said.
“Over half a million Queenslanders are members of our Fund and we work every day to support their retirement plans – both during their retirement years and whilst working. We also believe that supporting our members’ communities is critical because we know how important that is to their long-term wellbeing.
“This iconic event celebrates the extraordinary achievements of ordinary Australians, and we are particularly looking forward to joining the celebrations as the Baton travels throughout Queensland,” he said.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Deputy CEO, Brian Nourse said to have another home-grown, Queensland organisation on-board was testament to the strength of support for the Games in its home State.
“The Queen’s Baton Relay is about the people, and celebrating the incredible community pride that is alive and well in the Commonwealth.
“Having a Queensland born-and-bred organisation like QSuper come on board to bring the Baton home is fitting and we welcome their support.”