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AvSuper Christmas Break

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The AvSuper team wishes all members and employers a very happy and safe Christmas.
We also want to thank you for your support over the last twelve months and look forward to helping you have a prosperous 2016.

This also seems like a good time to tell you some important news.

AvSuper office hours

The AvSuper office will be  closed over the Christmas/New Year break, from 5pm Wednesday 23 December 2015 until 9am Monday 4 January 2016.

Member Online is of course fully functional throughout the holiday. During this period, you can leave us a phone message or send us emails and we will respond as quickly as possible once the office reopens.

Member online update

We are very excited about 2016 and are pleased to tell you that we expect to be launching an updated Member Online in mid to late January 2016. Full details will be sent out to members in late January but don’t be surprised if you try logging in and things look a little different!

The new improved Member Online will of course continue to allow you to view and update your personal details, investment choice and non-binding beneficiaries, as well as view recent transactions and your insurance cover.

The AvSuper Team

Movember at AvSuper

It is now Movember and many of our members will be aware that AvSuper supports this fund raising for the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation is tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. They do this through a number of initiatives that support men directly as well as research into these men’s health areas.

photo of Ross ConnorsIn 2015, our Member Advice Consultant Ross Connors is growing a mo to help raise funds. We invite you to help Ross through encouragement and donations – any donations will help the Movember Foundation make an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

Donations can be made online at http://mobro.co/rossconnors or contact us for alternative payment options.

AvSuper at the RAAA Conference

Last week, the Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) held its annual conference to discuss all things aviation for regional areas. 428 delegates attended the conference which was held in the Hunter Valley.

Lawrie Cox with the CEO of Airnorth at the AvSUper booth at the 2015 RAAA Conference

Lawrie Cox with Evan Bartlett, the COO of Airnorth, at the 2015 RAAA Conference

Silas Dingiria (our Manager – Member & Employer Services) and Lawrie Cox (one of our Trustee Directors) represented AvSuper at the conference. They spoke with many current and prospective employers and members during the three days and enjoyed being able to answer questions about super.

We’d like to thanks those members and employers who stopped by and said hello to us. Of course, if you weren’t at the RAAA Conference, you are always welcome to drop into our Canberra office or call us for a chat about super.

AvSuper welcomes Hylton Mathews

Hylton MathewsI am pleased to introduce all members to our new employer nominated Trustee Director, Hylton Mathews, effective from 1 October 2015.

Hylton has over 25 years of financial services experience in various roles, including Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs Asset Management Australia and multiple taxation, audit and  consulting roles at large accounting firms.  His roles have focussed on strategy, operations, risk management and governance across the investment management industry. He is currently a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs Australia Managed Funds Limited. Hylton is a qualified Chartered Accountant,  has a Masters in Taxation, and has completed the AICD Company Directors Course.

The AvSuper Trustee Board consists of eight Directors, equally representing AvSuper members and employers. Hylton is replacing Christine Goode as Director due to her retirement on 30 September 2015, for which we wish her well.

On behalf of the AvSuper Trustee Board and staff, I welcome Hylton and congratulate him on this appointment. I look forward to working with him in the coming years.

George
George Fishlock
AvSuper Chair

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