Former First State Super chief executive, Michael Dwyer, has been appointed to the board of Bennelong Funds Management and its parent company as a non-executive director.
Dwyer had more than 30 years’ experience in financial services and was awarded an Order of Australia for his work in the superannuation industry, where he worked as chief executive of First State Super between 2004 and 2018.
He would now join the boards of Bennelong Funds Management, which covered boutique firms such as 4DInfrastructure, Kardinia Capital and Quay Global Investors, and parent company Bennelong Funds Management Group Pty Ltd.
He already sat on the boards of NSW TCorp and , and was a member of the Australian Securities and Investment Committee (ASIC) consultative panel.
Craig Bingham, chief executive of Bennelong Funds Management, said: “Michael brings a broad skillset to Bennelong, built over three decades in the superannuation industry across a variety of senior roles and responsibilities.
“His proven success in driving growth will augment the existing experience and knowledge of our board as we position the business for the next phase in its growth – both here in Australia and overseas through our UK and US-based arm, .
“Michael is well-known and respected in the industry for the value he places on people, and his work in mentoring and supporting others. This aligns perfectly with our own values and culture, and I am delighted he will be joining us.”