Bob Henricks

Unintentional

New Energy

Enablement of others is central to Mark Williamson’s vision – a consistent theme whether he is talking about relationships within the super fund, the role of technology, or insurance and retirement products tailored to Energy Super’s members. “I learned a long time ago not to get in the road of management,” Williamson says. “The chair […]
Governance

Profile: Bob Henricks, chair of Energy Super

Pragmatic, smart on costs and aware of his time coming to an end, Bob Henricks, the long serving chair of Energy Super talks to Investment Magazine. Australian superannuation funds have a reputation as some of the world’s toughest fee negotiators which must make Bob Henricks one of steeliest negotiators anywhere. He objects to the imposition […]
Investment Strategy

Bob Henricks criticises lack of unity on independents debate

Bob Henricks, one of Australia’s longest standing trustee directors, has accused industry associations of a tacit acceptance of the government’s push for more independents. Henricks, the chair of Energy Super since 1995, is opposed to the change, as he sees a lack of evidence to suggest that independents will add to fund performance and is […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Petrou named fund executive of the year

Robyn Petrou, chief executive of Energy Super, was awarded superannuation fund executive of the year at the Fund Executives Association Limited (FEAL) National Conference in Melbourne last week. Petrou was recognised for succeeding in the male-dominated world of the energy industry, of which she has won admiration, and for the depth of her strategic thinking. Praised for […]
Governance

Most funds talking about mergers

A majority of superannuation funds are currently having conversations about potential mergers, according to Maree Pallisco, national superannuation leader at EY (formerly Ernst and Young), due to the impact of the Stronger Super reforms. As a leading provider of independent advice on the business structures of super funds, EY hears regularly from trustees who are […]
Governance

AUST(Q) members’ interest led to merger

Minimum disruption for members was the guiding principle for AUST(Q) Super trustees when selecting AustralianSuper as their merger partner. The 19,000-member, $181-million Queensland-based fund has agreed in principal to a merger with Australian Super later this year after a 12-month process. One of the initial considerations of trustees was to retain its local base. “One […]