Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We understand that our people come from all walks of life, have different interests and expectations, and believe in different things.

Our culture is created by our people, who believe in working together as One Challenger. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where being yourself provides a sense of belonging and individual differences are respected.

Our DEI Strategy is owned by our people, chaired by our CEO and delivered by our D&I Committee who reflect our diversity in age, cultural background, disability, gender and LGBTQI+ community.

  • Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice since 2019.
  • Australian Workplace Equality Index participation since 2021.
  • Pride in Diversity LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion member.
  • Our Parents At Work partnership supporting parents and carers to manage their work life and wellbeing.
  • Family Inclusive Workplace certification 2023/2024.
  • Diversity Council of Australia member.
  • GEEQ Australia partnership.
  • The FSC Women in Investment Management Charter commitment.
  • 40:40 Vision HESTA signatory to achieve gender balance (40 per cent men, 40 per cent women, 20 per cent any gender) in executive leadership by 2030.
  • Flexible working to make our business more agile and enable our people to achieve a better work and life balance.
  • Women in Super industry partner.
  • Domestic, Family and Violence policy and training.

Gender equality

Gender equality can only be achieved when all employees are equally valued, rewarded by role, and able to access the same opportunities. Our Gender Equality Strategy has three key areas of focus: gender balance, work/life integration and gender pay equity. Challenger continues to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and is proud to be a certified Family Inclusive Workplace. Pay equity remains an important focus for Challenger and we are committed to reducing our gender pay gap, further details of which can be found in our Employer Statement.

Gender equality 


At Challenger, being sustainable is about addressing issues and embracing opportunities that have the potential to impact the financial security of our customers.

Our corporate sustainability strategy supports the delivery of our business strategy and reflects our most material social, environmental and governance opportunities. Read more about our Corporate Sustainability Strategy.

At Challenger we’re committed to supporting progress in transitioning to a low-carbon economy. This includes working with our stakeholders to find ways to reduce risks and create a more resilient economy. To find out more about our approach, read our Climate Change Statement.


We know that our people have great ideas. Our Imaginate program provides a process, for our people to pitch their great ideas and get funded to make it happen. Imaginate is just one way our people are able to impact outcomes, make decisions and be accountable.


Helping others
Helping others

Volunteering is a meaningful way for our people to contribute back to the communities we live in. We provide one day of paid leave each calendar year to volunteer at a not-for-profit organisation or for an environmental, community or charitable project.

Good2Give is our workplace giving platform. Our people contribute to the charity of their choice – there are over 2000 charities on the platform – and we match donations up to the value of $500 a year.


Our people come together regularly to get to know each other and have fun. Challenger’s active social committee, known as Our Community, facilitates social connection, collaboration and community. Bringing people from across all business units together, it creates fun and inclusive events that bring our culture to life.

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