Link Group announces board change intentions

Link Group intends to appoint its current director, Michael Carapiet, as independent chairman of the board, and three industry leaders as non-executive directors of the board, the firm announced.

Link said the intended appointments of Carapiet along with Glen Boreham, Sally Pitkin, and Fiona Trafford-Walker will be effective 23 September.

Managing director, John McMurtrie, said the four have many years of executive leadership experience across key sectors relevant to Link's business.

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"It is a privilege to have such a wealth of expertise and insight in superannuation, wealth management, and technological innovation to draw upon as we continue to grow," McMurtrie said.

Commenting on his appointment, Carapiet said: "I am honoured to have been asked to chair Link Group through the next phase of its growth as a leader in technology-enabled financial and wealth data management."

Carapiet joined the Link Group board in 2015 and currently chairs the boards of Insurance & Care NSW, Smartgroup Corporation, and Adexum Capital.

Boreham is the director of ASX-listed companies Data#3, Southern Cross Media Group, and Cochlear.

Pitkin is also the director of four ASX-lsited companies and has 10 years of experience as a non-executive director of ASX 200 companies.

Tafford-Walker is currently director of consulting and was the inaugural managing director at Frontier Advisors.

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