Neil Cochrane

Roundtables

The components of a great board

Some of the foremost experts on good board governance met at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) offices in Melbourne answered six question aimed at teasing out best practice. Who is responsible for board culture? How do you build it, and fix it if it goes bad? The discussion broadly agreed that the chairman […]
Retirement

First State Super promotes income over lump sum

Providing advice to members to think about an income in retirement, rather than taking a lump sum is “making a contribution to their lives”, says Neil Cochrane, chair of First State Super. Speaking on a panel session at the Conexus Financial Chair Forum on the Mornington Peninsula from January 18-20, Cochrane talked about how chairs […]
Investment Strategy

FEAL launches industry mentor program

The Fund Executives Association Limited (FEAL) has launched a mentoring program, drawing on the experience and expertise of industry leaders. The initiative, in partnership with Franklin Templeton Investments, is a platform for senior industry executives in superannuation to guide the next generation of leaders. Executives who have signed up to offer mentorship include the chief […]
Investment Strategy

Second not-for-profit super chair for Cochrane

Neil Cochrane, chair of the $6.7 billion Commonwealth Bank Officers’ Superannuation Fund, will lead the investment committee of another not-for-profit fund in his second major appointment since retiring as deputy chief executive officer of Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFS GAM).