The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has created a new position – head of advocacy – and has appointed former Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) staffer, Ailsa Goodwin to the role.
Announcing the appointment, AIST chief executive, Eva Scheerlinck said Goodwin’s deep policy understanding would add to the organisation’s already significant talent pool across policy, research and communications.
Goodwin has more than a decade of experience working in financial services, including various senior management roles at ASIC where she led teams responsible for the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms, Stronger Super reforms and reviews of the regulatory settings for life insurance within and outside superannuation.
“Ailsa’s appointment as head of advocacy will expand AIST’s role in helping shape retirement outcomes and ensuring that consumer interests are always front and centre of any legislative change or new policy outcome,” Scheerlinck said.
“Her skills and experience will be critical in these times of intense focus on regulation and governance which includes the greater emphasis on transparency and disclosure across the financial services sector.”
Before joining ASIC, Goodwin worked as an adviser to the customer-owned banking sector and the NSW Law Reform Commission, and as a solicitor at a national law firm in Sydney and Melbourne. She has also worked at Industry Super Australia as senior manager, regulatory policy, and consulted to a range of other organisations within the profit-to-member super sector.