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Our Board Committees

Learn about the different committees that assist our Board

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee assists the Board to meet its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to:

  • Internal and external audit
  • Financial statements
  • Procurement and vendor management
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Corporate insurance
  • Business continuity management
  • Taxation matters
  • Technology risk and cyber resilience.

Members

Elizabeth Hallett (Chair)
Andrew Fraser
Bruce Cowley
Kate Ruttiman
Linda Apelt
Shayne Maxwell

Committee Advisors

Jeff Pollock
Kathryn Giudes


More information

We have several Board Committees that help the Australian Retirement Trust Board with its various responsibilities. Each committee is governed by their own charter as approved by the Board and their membership is approved by the Board. These committees review matters for consideration by the Board or make decision as a delegate of the Board. Some committees are supported by specialist Committee Advisors who provide additional expert skills, knowledge, and experience.

Our Committee Advisors Learn more about the Board

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for:

  • Financial management, capital and budgeting
  • Oversight of QInsure Limited (as shareholder)
  • Oversight of actuarial matters for DB plans
  • Matters related to marketing/sponsorships
  • Matters associated with potential SFTs.

Members

Bruce Cowley (Chair)
Andrew Fraser
Georgina Williams
Kate Ruttiman
Mark Burgess

Committee Advisors

Hoa Bui


Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is responsible for assisting the Board with oversight of the investment of Fund assets. The committee’s principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • Recommending to the Board the investment objectives for the Fund and its various investment options
  • Recommending to the Board the investment policy for the Fund
  • Reviewing the adequacy of the Fund’s investment options and their ability to meet members’ retirement needs, and monitoring investment performance, including the performance of external investment managers.

Members

Michael Traill (Chair)
Andrew Fraser
Beth Mohle
Mark Burgess

Committee Advisors

Dr Guy Debelle
Fiona Trafford-Walker


Legal and Governance Committee

The Legal and Governance Committee is responsible for assisting the Board to discharge its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to the Fund’s corporate structure including in relation to such matters as material litigation, ART subsidiaries, the Annual Members' Meeting and Annual Report, as well as ART’s Product Disclosure Statements.

Members

Bruce Cowley (Chair)
Andrew Fraser
Elizabeth Hallett


Member Outcomes Committee

The Member Outcomes Committee is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the Fund strives to achieve the best outcomes for members holistically and that all decision making is fair and reasonable and considers all cohorts of members including vulnerable consumers with a view to ensuring that the best interests of members remain at the centre of the Fund’s decision making
  • Aiming for world class outcomes for members including review of Australian and international superannuation funds and retirement schemes, with a view to adopting best practice
  • Ensuring that the Fund has the right tools (including data analytics), benchmarks and key performance indicators to assess whether it is meeting (and ideally exceeding) member expectations
  • Reviewing the member outcomes assessment, the dispute resolution system and target market determinations, including areas that drive member outcomes.
  • Successor fund transfers (SFTs) for corporate plans.

Members

Georgina Williams (Chair)
Aaron Santelises
Andrew Fraser
Janine Walker
Michael Clifford
Mark Burgess


People and Nominations Committee

The People and Nominations Committee is responsible for helping the Board in fulfilling its regulatory oversight, by ensuring that the Australian Retirement Trust Group has a clearly articulated and appropriate remuneration framework that fairly and responsibly rewards individuals (directors and staff), having regard to performance, risk management, legislative requirements and the highest standards of governance. The committee also considers the appointment and performance of the CEO, as well as Board appointments including nominees’ Fit & Proper requirements.

Members

Beth Mohle (Chair)
Andrew Fraser
Elizabeth Hallett
Janine Walker
Michael Clifford


Valuations Oversight Committee

The Valuations Oversight Committee is responsible for the oversight of matters associated with investment valuations and policies, especially in relation to the valuation of unlisted assets.

Members

Michael Traill (Chair)
Andrew Fraser
Elizabeth Hallett