The SMSF Association has announced that the Reverend Tim Costello AO has been appointed Patron of the Association.
Costello will assume the position on 6 September 2017. He succeeds the inaugural Patron of the Association, Sir Anthony Mason, a former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, who was appointed in February 2007.
SMSF Association Chairman Andrew Gale, speaking for the Board, said: “Tim is the ideal person to step into the very big shoes of Sir Anthony and fill this important position. He is one of Australia’s best known community leaders and a sought-after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.”
“We are certain the Association will benefit greatly from having someone of Tim’s integrity, values, and life experiences as the Patron of our Association.”
Costello was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia for 13 years, and is serving with a number of other organisations. He said that it’s a privilege and honour to be asked to be patron of the SMSF Association.
“I am pleased to take up this role in an organisation that believes in the right to a good quality of life in retirement for every Australian,” he said.
“The SMSF Association is committed to helping Australians take greater control of their own destiny.”
The Board wants to extend to Sir Anthony, on behalf of all members, it’s so sincere gratitude for this contribution to the Association and the SMSF sector more broadly, Chairman Gale said.
“As one of this country’s foremost legal minds, Sir Anthony brought enormous gravitas to the Association. He was always generous with his time and advice, and for that contribution we are indebted,” he said.