Third Specialist Adviser appointed to SMSF Association Board this month

The SMSF Association has appointed three SMSF Specialist Advisers to its Board in the last month.

The SMSF Association has appointed Scott Hay-Bartlem – a partner with Brisbane law firm Cooper Grace Ward – to its Board, from 1 July.

Hay-Bartlem is a SMSF Specialist Adviser – the third Specialist Adviser appointed to the SMSF Association Board in the last month – in addition to being a Chartered Tax Adviser and member of the Society of Trust and Estate practitioners. He was Best Lawyers’ 2019 Brisbane Superannuation ‘Lawyer of the Year’.

Tracey Scotchbrook, Vice Chair of the West Australian Local Community, and Michael Houlihan, Chair of the Victorian Local Community were appointed to the Board on 1 June.

SMSF Association Chair Dr Deborah Ralston said it was extremely pleasing to have another Specialist Adviser join the Board, especially one with such a distinguished record of services to the SMSF sector.

“This appointment, when coupled with the recent appointments of Tracey and Michael, gives the Association a strong and diverse Board boasting a broad range of skills and experiences that will allow us to better meet the needs of members and tackle the policy challenges facing the SMSF sector.”

Hay-Bartlem said: “It’s a rare honour to join the SMSF Association Board. I have always found my involvement with the Association to be extremely fulfilling, believing it plays a crucial role in advancing the interests of the SMSF sector, so to be invited to join the Board is both exciting and humbling.”

“I look forward to working with Deborah and the other Board members to enhance the interests and goals of the Association and the wider SMSF community.”

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