ASFA appoints Towers Watson and CFS execs to board

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The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has appointed two well-known industry identities to its board, replacing outgoing members Nicolette Rubinsztein and Brian Delaney.

>Following its AGM at the ASFA 2015 National Conference yesterday, ASFA announced that Andrew Boal, managing director, Towers Watson has been appointed as a service provider representative and Linda Elkins, executive general manager, Colonial First State as a retail fund representative.

"Both Andrew and Linda will bring a wealth of industry experience to the board. With more than 40 years of combined experience, they will be well placed to represent service providers and retail funds respectively, and assist ASFA in its mission to achieve the best possible retirement outcomes for members of super funds," says Michael Easson, chair of the ASFA Board.

"On behalf of ASFA and its members, I would also like to extend our warmest thanks to outgoing members Nicolette Rubinsztein and Brian Delaney, who have made a significant contribution to the ASFA Board over a number of years.

"Nicolette has been an instrumental member of the ASFA Board since 2007, leading multiple committees and initiatives with dedication and passion. We thank her particularly for her outstanding leadership as chair of the Super System Design Policy Council.

"Brian has sat on the ASFA Board since 2013, and we thank him for his insightful contribution and particularly his key role as chair of the HR and Remuneration Committee," concluded Dr Easson.

Michael Dwyer AM, chief executive officer, First State Super and Brad Holzberger, chief investment officer, QSuper have been re-elected to their positions as public sector fund representatives, as have Suzanne Holden, chief executive officer, fund administration, Link Group and Dean Thomas, director, product strategy and services, AMP, to the service provider and retail fund representative positions respectively.

The ASFA Board has also confirmed Mr Easson AM as its independent chair.


ASFA appoints Towers Watson and CFS execs to board
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