Legal industry superannuation fund, legalsuper, has appointed James Peters to the board, replacing Phil Kennon who retired after twelve years as director.
Peters was a former president of the Victorian Bar Council, with industry experience in commercial and financial affairs, and corporate governance.
Kirsten Mander, legalsuper chair, said Peters’ appointment continued the important link legalsuper had with the Victorian Bar since the Victorian Bar Superannuation Fund merged into legalsuper in 2009.
“At a time of continued reform of the superannuation system and increasing expectations from members and regulators, it is critical that boards have a relentless focus on their member’s needs, preferences and best interests,” Mander said.
“Jim’s breadth of experience across complex commercial and financial matters, along with his investment acumen and legal sector experience, align directly with legalsuper’s purpose of managing the retirement savings of Australia’s legal community.
Andrew Proebstl, legalsuper chief executive, said: “At a time of continuing superannuation sector reform and challenges, we look forward to Jim contributing valuable experience, insights and acumen to the board’s deliberations”.