Legalsuper has appointed Trevin Erichsen as chief operating officer and David Walker as head of product, moves it says will build on the recent restructure centralising executive oversight.
Erichsen joined with over 15 years’ financial services industry experience across superannuation, insurance, financial advice, wealth management and banking. He joined legalsuper from Australian Retirement Trust where he had worked for 10 years.
Erichsen would lead ongoing innovation and optimisation of legalsuper’s operating model, ensuring it continued to support the delivery of outstanding member outcomes.
Walker joined from CareSuper where he was a senior product manager and had more than 27 years’ experience across super and funds management.
He would oversee product development and innovation, with a particular focus on tailoring and personalising legalsuper’s products to the needs of legal professionals.
According to legalsuper’s chief executive, Andrew Proebstl, both Erichsen and Walker combined careers across super, banking and funds management with strong academic qualifications. Both cited legalsuper’s niche market position and associated cultural and operational benefits, as well as the fund’s strong reputation for innovation, as important factors in their decisions to join the fund.
“Our recent experience in recruiting for these roles showed niche super funds with clarity of purpose are highly attractive employers for high performing individuals who want roles where they can truly make a difference,” Proebstl said.
“We offer closer proximity to decision-making, a make-it happen mindset, absence of bureaucracy and demonstrable opportunities for our people to innovate and deliver highly personalised member experiences, informed by deeper insights into the expectations of a niche market,” Proebstl said.
“And combining these cultural and operational attributes with legalsuper’s long-term investment out-performance has further made us a ‘fund of choice’ for senior superannuation executives.”