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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
I am very pleased to announce that Sue Field is joining our team as our Investments Manager.
The introduction of this role is to further build out our internal investments team, to ensure that members’ investments continue to be monitored and managed at very high quality levels in accordance with the Trustee’s Investment Governance Framework and associated investment policies (including our risk management policies). Sue will also be responsible for enhancing our investment communications to members, in order to respond to your demands for even more meaningful information about the Fund’s investment performance and portfolio of investments.
Sue brings a great deal of super investing experience to the team, as well as possessing relevant skills from prior roles in MilitarySuper and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), as well as the broader investment management and financial services industries..
If you have any questions about Sue’s new role, or any other matter about AvSuper or superannuation, please contact your AvSuper team on 1800 805 088 or AvChat (see link above).