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Australian Retirement Trust appoints Aaron Santelises to its Board

Media release - 13 July 2022

Australian Retirement Trust, the $200 billion dollar superannuation fund formed by the merger of Sunsuper and QSuper, has announced Aaron Santelises has joined its Board of Directors effective from 30 June 2022.

Mr Santelises is an Industrial Advocate and Legal Advisor for The Australian Workers’ Union, responsible for advocating for members from an array of industries and providing advice regarding governance and compliance. He is an employment law and industrial relations solicitor and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Relations (Honours).

Mr Santelises has been a Director of QLeave (community services industry portable long service leave authority) since August 2021 and is a commissioned Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserves. He is also a volunteer solicitor with Caxton Legal Centre and a committee member on the Queensland Law Society’s Industrial Law Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, Australian Retirement Trust Chair, Don Luke said: “I’m delighted to welcome Aaron to the Board of Australian Retirement Trust as we strive to deliver better retirement outcomes for our members.”

Mr Santelises added: “It is a privilege to join the Board of Australian Retirement Trust, a Fund that guards and grows the retirement savings of more than two million members. I look forward to working with the Board to ensure members’ best financial interests remain the key focus of the Fund.”

Aaron Santelises replaces Mark Goodey who stepped down from the board on 31 March 2022.