Catherine Bolger announced as new AIST president

Catherine Bolger has been announced as the new president of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST).

AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said the Board was delighted to appoint Ms Bolger, who has been a director of the organisation since 2016.

Ms Bolder is currently a director of SAS Trustee Corporation and director of Professionals Australia, and has served on a number of industry fund and related boards over the last 14 years.

“Catherine has many years of experience serving on superannuation boards and as a director of other not-for-profit organisations,” said Ms Scheerlinck.

“She brings to AIST’s board a deep understanding of the role and benefits of the trustee representative governance model as well as a genuine passion for advocating on behalf of working Australians for improved retirement outcomes.”

According to AIST, Ms Bolger was heavily involved in shaping the Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code.

Ms Bolger replaces David Smith, who served as AIST president for two years and will remain on the Board. Ms Scheerlinck thanked Mr Smith for his contribution to the organisation.

“David provided invaluable strategic advice to AIST during his time as President and he has overseen many significant developments including the roll out of AIST’s new Governance Code, the merger of AIST and Industry Funds Forum and the development of the industry-wide insurance code,” Ms Scheerlinck said.

“On behalf of the AIST board, I thank David for two years of dedicated and effective service as AIST president and we are very pleased that he is continuing on as an AIST director.”

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