Melanie Dunn


Melanie is Principal and Senior Actuary at Accurium. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA) specialising in Global Retirement Income Systems and is an SMSF Specialist Adviser (SSA) with over 15 years’ experience at Accurium in our superannuation team. She is passionate about assisting professionals efficiently and effectively deliver superior retirement outcomes to their clients and is a key driver of the design, development, and delivery of superannuation, SMSF, and actuarial services for Accurium.

Melanie’s knowledge and passion for SMSFs and retirement has seen her develop into a thought leader and coveted educator. Her extensive knowledge and experience with Australia’s retirement system, best practices and legislation makes Melanie a very versatile educator in the SMSF and retirement landscape. Her practical approaches and enthusiasm have made her a highly sought-after speaker and contributor to the media. In addition to supporting Accurium’s award winning training and education services, Melanie regularly features with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, SMSF Association, SMSF Adviser, and selfmanagedsuperannuation.

As well as working in SMSF training and compliance, Melanie provides actuarial advice to financial planners, accountants and lawyers to help them better advise their own clients, and consultancy services to superannuation funds and other institutions in respect to retirement income strategies, retirement modelling, calculators, and member engagement tools. Melanie was a key contributor in building Accurium’s retirement model which supports the Accurium Retirement HealthCheck, a tool which holistically assess a household’s ability to fund their retirement.

Melanie is a member of the SMSF Association Tasmanian Chapter and sits on the Actuaries Institute Retirement Income Working Group committee.

Melanie is a keen squash player and qualified squash coach. She enjoys watching sport and walking her dogs.