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Superpartners CEO joins ASFA Board

Media Release 27 February 2013

27 February 2013

Superpartners CEO joins ASFA Board

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter McNeil, chief executive officer of Superpartners, to its Board, effective 26 February 2013.

Mr McNeil has agreed to fill the vacancy for a service provider representative left by Peter Beck, who resigned his position as director in late 2012. During his tenure on the Board, Mr Beck was CEO of Pillar Administration.

ASFA Chair Tony Lally today welcomed Mr McNeil to the Board on behalf of ASFA.

“Peter’s deep industry knowledge and experience makes him an ideal addition to the Board at this critical time when SuperStream implementation and governance are such important industry-wide issues,” said Mr Lally.

“The Board would also like to take this opportunity to express their gratitude and thanks to Peter Beck, who was not only a deep contributor to strategy and governance issues but was also able to provide invaluable insight into the cost benefit analysis of policy positions due to his working knowledge of administration.

“This is such an important year for the super industry and for ASFA. The ASFA team under the guidance of CEO Pauline Vamos have an enormous workload delivering on the ASFA strategic plan.

“The game has changed and the ASFA Board has many challenges before it and I am confident that with the leadership both within ASFA and at the Board level we are able to meet those challenges,” said Mr Lally.

The new ASFA Board comprises the following industry leaders:

Industry funds

Tony Lally, Chief Executive Officer, Sunsuper (Chair)

David Elia, Chief Executive Officer, HOSTPLUS Superannuation Fund

Public sector

Michael Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, First State Super

Brad Holzberger, Chief Investment Officer, QSuper

Service providers

Jim Minto, Managing Director, TAL Limited

Peter McNeil, Chief Executive Officer, Superpartners

Retail sector

Nicolette Rubinsztein, General Manager – Strategy, Colonial First State Investments

Dean Thomas, General Manager, MLC Masterkey

Corporate funds

Martin Crowe, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra Super

Roslyn Ramwell, Chief Executive Officer, Harwood Superannuation Fund (CSR Super/Rinker Super)

For further information, please contact:

Pauline Vamos, CEO, 0433 169 342

Megan McDougall, Media and Communications Co-ordinator, (02) 8079 0849

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 whose aim is to advance effective retirement outcomes for members of funds through research, advocacy and the development of policy and industry best practice.

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