VicSuper names Christine Stewart chair

VicSuper has named Christine Stewart chair and Wayne Kayler-Thomson deputy chair. The appointments follow a review into former deputy chair Bill Lyons, who until recently was expected to succeed Bruce Hartnett as chair.
Investment Strategy

Directors personally liable for cyber-attacks

Directors can be held personally liable for destructive cyber-attacks, but super funds are complacent about the mounting threat, a cyber security adviser said in a session entitled ‘The anatomy of a hack’. Carl Woerndle, cyber security advisor at Deloitte, said the chief executive played a critical role in combating attacks and that it was vital […]

Opinion: The case for younger trustees

There are advocates for more independent trustees, for more women on boards, more ethnic representation and those who generally talk up the virtues of diversity, but where are the advocates for 20-30 something trustees? We are all on a path from youth to older age and so perhaps it is not generally seen as a […]
Investment Strategy

Industry funds pre-empt Arthur Sinodinos

Industry funds are taking steps to appoint independent trustees ahead of any government decree forcing them to do so. In contrast to media reports that have depicted industry fund boards as fighting the Treasury proposal to have at least a third of their directors independent of employer or employee organisations, several funds are already changing […]

How the Coalition can win on superannuation

The only certainty in the discussion on superannuation board standards is that all sides agree there are some poor performing trustee directors out there. If the Coalition can deal with this in a way that does not cause excessive cost or disruption it will look very smart, but it won’t be easy. As conservatives the […]