Australian Super appoints first COO

Australian Super has appointed Peter Curtis as its first chief operating officer (COO), to take effect from 4 April, 2022. 

Curtis was previously group executive for finance operations and his appointment would extend his responsibilities across finance, legal, investment and technology services.  

Australian Super chief executive, Paul Schroder, said: “The appointment of Curtis to this new role enables us to further enhance our operating rhythm as we continue to grow globally. This is a key component in the delivery of our 2030 Strategy and goal to be Australia’s leading superannuation fund for members. 

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“Curtis has played a key role driving our internalisation strategy. His knowledge and insights will be essential in guiding the future operations of the fund in this new role.” 

The fund had also appointed Belinda Ray as head of internal audit, who would join from her role as chief risk officer and company secretary at Care Super.  

Under new best practice arrangements governance for assurance, the fund’s Internal Audit function would report to the chair of the finance & audit committee, Claire Keating, and to the chief executive. 

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