Industry fund REI Super has appointed Intrepid Group’s chief information officer as an independent non-executive director.
Michelle Beveridge will join REI Super’s board, bringing with her more than 15 years of experience across diverse sectors such as financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals, logistics, education and the travel industry.
She is also the chair of VERNet’s audit and governance committee, and has served on the board of Australian Computer Society and the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust.
REI Super chair Claire Higgins said the super fund was “incredibly fortunate” to have a person of Ms Beveridge’s calibre join the board.
“Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to REI Super, and her leadership, corporate governance and digital transformation experience will be invaluable as we focus on accelerating our growth and building closer connections with our members,” Ms Higgins said.
Commenting on her own appointment, Ms Beveridge said she was excited to join REI Super.
“I think the superannuation industry is ripe for modernisation in terms of how technology can really drive business and because super is so important for everybody’s future,” she said.
A digital engagement strategy will be a key to Ms Beveridge’s vision for the fund as it looked to attract younger Australians.
“Young people don’t often think about superannuation because for them it’s too far away to consider,” she continued.
“We need to look at how we get the message out to young people that it’s important for them to start investing in their future and that’s where digital can really help.”