FEAL announces Jane Perry as new chair

The Fund Executives Association (FEAL) has announced former Qantas Super chief executive, Jane Perry as the replacement for Neil Cochrane in the role of independent chair at the superannuation board.

Completing the maximum six year tenure in August, Cochrane, who is also independent chair of the superannuation fund board at First State Super, said Perry acquiring the role of chair reflects the importance of FEAL and its contributions in the industry.

"Jane has worked at the most senior levels of superannuation for many years and her understanding of the industry is unparalleled," he said.

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"She is widely respected for her great skill and knowledge, and I feel certain that she will play a vital role at FEAL, supporting leaders in superannuation."

Perry was recently appointed director of the BFTG Superannuation boards in February following her retirement from a long career at the head of some of Australia's foremost financial services including AXA Asian Pacific, and J.P. Morgan Treasury and Securities Services (TSS).

With more than 25 years of experience ranging across business management positions in various industries, Perry will head a board of eight directors, including MTAA Super CEO, Leeanne Turner, and HESTA CEO, Debby Blakely.

Ms Perry said that she felt honoured to have been chosen as the next chair of FEAL and is confident in the future of business and executive growth in the superannuation industry.

"Superannuation remains in the spotlight and change is constant," she said.

"FEAL's education, networking, and professional development initiatives play a crucial role in supporting our leaders and maintaining excellence in our industry".

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