AUSTRALIA - The Self-Managed Super Fund Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) has appointed former director Andrew Hamilton as vice chairman.
Hamilton replaces Graeme Colley, who remains as a director and chair of the Regulatory Committee, while technical strategist Louise Biti joins the board as a director. Sharyn Long remains in her existing role as chair.
Hamilton is the managing director of Cavendish Superannuation, Australia's largest SMSF administrator. Biti is the co-founder of Strategy Steps, an independent boutique firm supporting the financial planning industry with technical support and practical strategies.
"The new board appointments will enhance SPAA's ability to contribute to the policymaking process for the A$420bn ($434bn) SMSF sector, promote higher SMSF adviser standards and assist SPAA members to continue to provide their clients with leading edge technical advice," said Long.
"In the six months since his appointment as a SPAA director, Andrew Hamilton has provided valuable insights and input to the SPAA Board. We are extremely fortunate to have someone of his experience as vice-chairman. Louise Biti is well known in the financial planning and SMSF sectors. Her strong interest and expertise in the educational and technical aspects of SMSF advice will be of great benefit to SPAA. We also look forward to Graeme Colley's continued input as a director of SPAA."
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