SMSFA adds to board

Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) professional body SMSF Association has appointed Geoff Rooney, audit and accounting firm BDO partner, to the board commencing 1 January, 2022.

A chartered accountant and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) approved SMSF auditor, Rooney had a variety of skills and industry knowledge including auditing, risk management, treasury management, and financial advice for a variety of clients such as non-bank lenders, super funds, fintech providers and corporate treasury departments.

He had been a partner at BDO for more than three years and before that he was the Australian EY director (financial services) for 13 years.

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Andrew Hamilton, SMSF Association chair, says: “Geoff will be a valuable addition to the board with his accounting and auditing background as well as his involvement in risk management and governance reviews, including risk culture assessments.

“Our superannuation sector is constantly having to adjust to changes in government legislation and industry regulation, so to be able to have someone with Geoff’s industry experiences right across the SMSF spectrum helps ensure our board is well positioned to continuing making the right strategic decisions for the benefit of our members and superannuation sector.”

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