I am pleased to introduce Mr Geoffrey Burgess who has joined the Board of AvSuper.

Geoff replaces Andrew Cooke who chose to step down after six years of service to AvSuper, having provided a valuable contribution in the areas of investment governance, risk management, audit and compliance. We wish Andrew well and know that his expertise will be welcomed as he undertakes new opportunities.

Geoff joins the Board as one of three Employer Nominated Directors. He is a qualified and experienced actuary with extensive experience in the superannuation industry and demonstrated a long history with representational bodies that serve the super industry and professional organisations.

He has recently been fulfilling the role of investments officer at a corporate super fund and brings a knowledge of investment strategies, investment manager selection and the operating regulatory requirements applicable to super funds. Geoff has demonstrated a strong and practical knowledge of the regulatory framework and prudential standards that are applied in the super industry and I am certain that his specific superannuation knowledge and his extensive governance experience will make him a great asset to AvSuper.

On behalf of the AvSuper Trustee Board and staff, I welcome Geoff and congratulate him on this appointment. I look forward to him joining this collegiate board and working together in the best interests of our members.

Ben Firkins
AvSuper Chair