Bernie Dean will replace David Whiteley as Chief Executive of Industry Super Australia.
In April it was announced that David Whiteley would be leaving Industry Super Australia to take up a position with IFM Investors. Bernie Dean will take over as Chief Executive starting on 1 September 2018.
“Bernie assumes the role after a long career working with government, unions and employer groups to improve the lives of working people,” said a statement by Industry Super Australia announcing the appointment.
He is currently ISA’s Chief Operations Officer, having joined the organisation in 2013 as Director of Marketing.
ISA Chair Peter Collins said: “Bernie’s commitment to improving the quality of retirement of all Australian workers is paramount.”
“During his time at ISA, Bernie has led a series of ground-breaking campaigns, including ‘Compare the Pair’, ‘In good hands’ and ‘Banks aren’t super’.”
“Member recognition of, and trust in industry super funds has grown significantly under his stewardship of the campaign.”
“More broadly, Bernie has experience working with governments, employers and trade unions and is well-known among industry super funds.”
“We are delighted that he has accepted our offer to become Chief Executive of ISA.”