First Super has appointed a regional businesswoman and accountant, Robyn Burns, to its board, to replace board veteran Allan Stewart, whose retirement was announced today, at the start of the new financial year.
Burns’ career had primarily been at Borg Manufacturing on the Central Coast, where she oversaw its expansion to one of the biggest employers in the region and a major national building products manufacturer.
“Robyn has been centrally involved in creating a thriving business that employs many hundreds of Australians,” First Super chief executive, Bill Watson, said on her appointment. “We look forward to her strong contribution at a trustee director level with First Super and welcome the further renewal of our board.”
Stewart was stepping down after three decades of involvement with First Super, first as a member of the board of its forerunner fund, TISS, from 1992 to 2008 and then through a further 11 years’ service on First Super’s board, including time as co-chair.