Andrea Slattery, SMSF Association Managing Director/CEO, is stepping down from the Advisory Board for the International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) at the University of Adelaide, after 12 years.
Slattery will be succeeded on the Board by Jordan George, Head of Policy at the SMSF Association.
Slattery said it has been an honour to be a member of the ICFS Advisory Board, which provides a communication channel between the ICFS and the financial services industry and advises on the development of new research and education initiatives.
“I am delighted to be leaving the Centre in such a positive position, well equipped to continue its significant international and national research and education programs. As Jordan’s mentor, I am confident that with his knowledge, expertise and commitment, he will be an invaluable Board member.”
“Andrea has been a highly valued member of the ICFS Advisory Board since its inception, being instrumental in the Centre’s core objective of bringing together universities and industry to develop high quality research,” said ICFS Director David White.
“She was influential in initiating SMSF research and education that supports the SMSF profession as well as providing much-needed cash and ‘in kind’ support to fund a number of relevant government-sponsored research projects,” he said.
“Her vast industry knowledge and extensive networks across the private sector and government have been critical in helping ICFS achieve its goals.”
“We are also thrilled to have Jordan join the Board. His deep understanding of superannuation policy, in particular, will be a bonus for the Centre.”
Jordan, who held various roles in the Federal Treasury before joining the SMSF Association, said: “I appreciate I’m stepping into some big shoes being asked to replace Andrea on the Board. But I am looking forward to the challenge and working to help ensure the Centre remains at the cutting edge of research in financial services, as well as helping to ensure it maintains its strong working relationship with the industry.”