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20 March 2014

ASFA appoints Tim Buskens as Chief Operating Officer

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Buskens to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Tim will begin the role on 28 April 2014.

Mr Buskens joins ASFA with more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, most recently as Head of Industry Initiatives at Australian Administration Services (AAS), where he worked closely on the implementation of the government's SuperStream initiative.

While at AAS, Mr Buskens also held several other roles including Head of Change Management and Head of Group Risk and Compliance. Prior to this, Mr Buskens was the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer at Oasis Asset Management, and also held roles at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and Treasury.

ASFA CEO Ms Pauline Vamos says the appointment of Mr Buskens to the newly created role is a reflection of the changing, sophisticated nature of the superannuation industry and the environment in which it operates.

“The new COO role is key to delivering ASFA's business and operational strategy. Tim brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the position and his proven track record of delivering strategic initiatives will no doubt help steer the organisation as it navigates the new superannuation and financial services environment.

“The ASFA Board and team congratulate Tim on his appointment and look forward to working with him,” Ms Vamos concluded.

For further information, please contact:
Katrina Horrobin, 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.