A former board member and technical director of the SMSF Association has returned to be its new deputy chief and director of policy and education.
Peter Burgess will commence in the role from 1 June. He worked at the association as a technical director for three years before joining SMSF administrator SuperConcepts in 2013 as general manager, technical services and education.
He also served on the association’s board from 2007 to 2009.
Association CEO John Maroney commented: “Peter has built up a well-deserved reputation across SMSF policy and technical issues over many years, so to have him back in the association fold will be a boost for our members and for the SMSF sector in general.
“His presentations at National Conference are always a highlight of that event, with Peter holding the rare honour of having addressed every conference.”
Mr Burgess said he was excited to be re-joining the body at a time of immense change in the industry – further to COVID-19 and its economic repercussions, the SMSF sector is still coming to terms with recent superannuation and advice reforms, including those sparked by the Productivity Commission report and the royal commission.
“At such an important and pivotal time for the SMSF sector, I am looking forward to bringing the experience and technical knowledge I have accumulated over many years to the table and making a positive contribution to the growth of the association and the sector,” he said.
“I wish SuperConcepts every success in the future and, fortunately for me, it’s not goodbye. As the largest administration business in the SMSF sector, SuperConcepts is an important stakeholder and I look forward to now working with SuperConcepts in my new role with the association.”
SMSF Association chair Andrew Hamilton added: “The board is delighted to be able to employ someone of the calibre of Peter, a sentiment I know that will be widely shared among the membership where he is highly respected and well regarded.”
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