Jeremy Cooper has been appointed to the SMSF Association’s Public Policy Committee.
Jeremy Cooper is Chairman of Retirement Income at Challenger Limited, he was also Chair of the Super System Review and a deputy Chairman of ASIC.
SMSF Association John Maroney said the appointment of Mr Cooper is testament to the Association’s commitment to having the right policy settings for retirement, superannuation and financial services.
“The decision to invite Jeremy to join the committee continues the tradition of looking outside our own membership ranks to ensure we get the expertise, knowledge and experience to make a valuable contribution to the policy debate,” said Mr Maroney, alluding to the appointment of Bernie Ripoll to the committee in 2017.
“Their skills complement the six other committee members from the Association’s board, senior executive management and membership, guaranteeing the diversity of views so necessary for good public policy.”
On his appointment, Mr Cooper said: “While chairing the review of the superannuation system nearly a decade ago, I came to appreciate both the importance of self-managed super funds and the critical role the SMSF Association plays in advocating for this sector and the broader superannuation industry.”
“I am looking forward to playing a public policy role at a time when we are about to see a majority of the assets in the SMSF in pension mode. It will be critically important to get the policy settings right as we enter into this new chapter of the system’s evolution.”