1. Releases 2014

Media Release: 13 November 2014

ASFA Annual General Meeting: Board appointments

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is pleased to announce the ASFA Board has re-elected TAL Limited Managing Director Mr Jim Minto as Chair of the ASFA Board, until an independent Chair has been appointed, following ASFA members' approval of a new constitution today. Mr Minto was appointed in November 2013, and has been an ASFA Director since November 2009.

ASFA is also pleased to welcome to the ASFA Board Mr Chris Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra Super, who will replace Ms Roslyn Ramwell as a corporate fund representative.

“Mr Davies brings over 30 years' industry experience to the Board. With his background in member and employer engagement strategies, Mr Davies is well placed to help guide ASFA towards decisions that improve the member experience for the millions of Australians with superannuation,” says Ms Vamos.

“On behalf of ASFA and its members, I would also like to extend our warmest thanks to Ms Ramwell for the significant contribution she has made to the Board over more than 10 years. Her commitment to delivering better outcomes for fund members, and to supporting the superannuation industry more broadly, has been invaluable, and she will no doubt be sorely missed,” says Ms Vamos.

Ms Ramwell's contribution has been recognised through her election as an ASFA Life Member.

Following the Annual General Meeting at the ASFA Conference, the new Board comprises the following industry leaders:

Chair
• Jim Minto, Managing Director, TAL Limited

Industry funds
• David Elia (Fellow of ASFA), Chief Executive Officer, HOSTPLUS
• Damian Hill (Fellow of ASFA), Chief Executive Officer, REST Superannuation

Public sector funds
• Michael Dwyer AM (Fellow of ASFA), Chief Executive Officer, First State Super
• Brad Holzberger, Chief Investment Officer, QSuper

Service providers
• Jim Minto, Managing Director, TAL Limited
• Brian Delaney, Chief of Global Clients and Marketing, QIC

Retail funds
• Nicolette Rubinsztein, General Manager – Retirement and Advocacy, Colonial First State
• Dean Thomas, General Manager, Retail Investment Platforms, MLC

Corporate funds
• Chris Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra Super
• Jane Perry, Chief Executive Officer, Qantas Superannuation

For further details, including full biographies, click here.

For further information, please contact:
Lisa Chikarovski: Manager – Consumer Strategy, Media and Public Affairs, 0451 949 300.

About ASFA
ASFA is the peak policy, research and advocacy body for Australia's superannuation industry. It is a not-for-profit, sector-neutral, and non-party political national organisation, which aims to advance effective retirement outcomes for members of funds through research, advocacy and the development of policy and industry best practice.