AUSTRALIA - The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has appointed Mercer's Anne Whittaker to the newly-created role of senior policy adviser for investments.
ASFA said it created the role to strengthen its investment focus, and deputy CEO Michaela Anderson added: “As the super industry matures, and the range of investment options and strategies becomes more complex, funds are requiring more specialist knowledge and capacity.
“This flows on to other key policy issues like investment tax. Anne Whittaker’s breadth and depth of investment knowledge adds another string to the ASFA policy team’s bow, and ensures ASFA continues to fulfil its charter of providing leadership to the industry.”
Whittaker joins from Mercer Investment Consulting where she held the role of principal.
In February, ASFA CEO Philippa Smith announced she would be retiring in the middle of the year after nine years in the position to “seek new challenges”.
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