Anne-Marie Corboy, TelstraSuper chair

TelstraSuper, Australia’s largest corporate superannuation fund, has appointed Sabine Taylor to the role of chief risk officer.

The $21 billion superannuation fund initially hired Taylor as interim chief risk officer back in February. She will take on the permanent post immediately.

Prior to TelstraSuper, Taylor was head of wrap operations at Colonial First State for nearly two years.

The new head of risk brings over 25 years industry experience in the areas of risk, compliance, operations, governance, fraud and security, including senior roles at UniSuper, AMP and the Commonwealth Bank. At CBA, Australia’s largest bank by size, she served as executive manager of risk and compliance.

Chief executive Chris Davies said: “We’re pleased to appoint someone of such calibre and look forward to working with her to ensure any form of risk that the fund and members are exposed to are appropriately managed.”

“Sabine brings a wealth of experience to the role and has proven to be a great fit for TelstraSuper,” he said.

Taylor holds a Master of Commercial Law, Master of Risk Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Security & Management. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a keynote speaker at several industry forums.

Last month, TelstraSuper appointed former HESTA chief executive, Anne-Marie Corboy, as chair, effective July.

She replaces David Leggo, who has been a long-serving board member.

Corboy has held a variety of other directorships and roles including Utilities of Australia, Victorian Superannuation Board, Australian Council for Superannuation Investors, Industry Super Australia (ISA), and Women in Super.

Elizabeth Fry has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years and has written for a number of publications, including CFO, The Financial Times and The Australian Financial Review.