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Introducing our CEO

Published - 25 January 2024

In September 2023, we announced that Australian Retirement Trust (ART) CEO, Bernard Reilly, has decided to stand down from his role at the end of February 2024, two years after executing Australia’s largest superannuation merger.

Since that time our Board has overseen a global executive search and announced that David Anderson will step into the role of CEO from March 2024.

Introducing David Anderson

David brings to ART more than 30 years of global experience in insurance, financial services and professional services. Having spent the past 25 years with Mercer, David’s most recent role was global Chief Commercial Officer.

For the past nine years, since he left Australia, David has been based in New York and London, where he gained invaluable global experience in retirement savings, employee benefits and investments. David will return to Australia to join and lead ART.

“ART has been putting members’ money to work both locally and globally, aiming not just for financial success but for a secure, confident and dignified retirement for their 2.3 million members. I’m excited to contribute to this mission and bring my global experience to the table.”

Building the future

ART Chair Andrew Fraser said the appointment comes at an important time for ART as we deliver the next phase of our vision to be Australia’s most chosen and trusted retirement partner.

“With a changing superannuation landscape, this is an exciting time for Australian Retirement Trust and we believe David Anderson will be an exceptional leader to steward the fund and our people on behalf of our 2.3 million members.

"The Australian Retirement Trust Board believes David’s experience and capabilities, global as well as local perspective, leadership style and values will enable him to be an outstanding CEO of ART.

“As one of Australia’s largest funds we’re committed to growing and guarding the retirement savings of all members, who entrust us with their superannuation.”

From December 2023 and the formal commencement of his role in March 2024, David will work closely with our current CEO, Bernard Reilly, to ensure a smooth transition.