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ASFA Board changes

Thursday 29th November 2012

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The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has welcomed the appointment of a new director to its Board and the re-election of its Chair, following the annual general meeting (AGM) held this afternoon.

David Elia, chief executive officer of HOSTPLUS Superannuation Fund, attended his first Board meeting as an ASFA director, representing industry funds, today.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone of David's calibre join the ASFA Board and I'm confident our members will feel the same," said ASFA chief executive officer Pauline Vamos.

Sunsuper chief executive officer Tony Lally was also re-elected Chair of the Board during the AGM, continuing his tenure for a fourth year.

"I'd like to congratulate Tony on behalf of all ASFA members on his reappointment as Chair," said Ms Vamos.

"This really is strong affirmation of the excellent job Tony has done in leading ASFA through what has been an extremely challenging time for the industry.

"ASFA would also like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to David Atkin of Cbus who retired from the Board today.

"David's contribution over the past few years has been invaluable and the Board has greatly benefited from his leadership and experience, particularly during this historic time of reform."

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
Peter Beck, Chief Executive Officer, Pillar Administration
Jim Minto, Managing Director, TAL Limited

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
Rebecca Glenn, GM Marketing and Communications, (02) 8079 0825 or 0416 170 439
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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