After 25 years, Fiona Trafford-Walker, Director of Frontier Advisors and one of the world’s most influential asset consultants, has decided to leave the company to focus on her non-executive directorships.
Trafford-Walker will leave the firm on 6 December 2019.
“My 25 years at Frontier have been the most incredibly rewarding professionally and I was privileged to work with some wonderful people, who made me better at my job and who collectively made Frontier a great place to work,” Trafford-Walker said today.
“A number of those people have gone on to have strong careers in the industry and continue to make a difference, and many remain at the firm today. I will always be very proud of our ability to develop practical ideas for clients that helped them achieve their goals and of the contribution we made to the retirement and investment outcomes of many everyday Australians.”
Trafford-Walker was one of the inaugural staff members of the firm and took on the responsibility for the management of the company in 1997. She became Frontier’s first managing director when the asset consultant separated from its parent company, Industry Fund Services, in 2000.
It would be impossible to overstate the impact Fiona has had not just on the Frontier business, but also on the clients of Frontier over a period of 25 years
“It would be impossible to overstate the impact Fiona has had not just on the Frontier business, but also on the clients of Frontier over a period of 25 years,” Gabriel Szondy, Chair of Frontier Advisors said.
“Fiona has acted with integrity and enthusiasm and a will to always do the best for everyone associated with Frontier. No one, who knows her, will be surprised by that statement.”
“Fiona’s influence on the industry has been profound and she can be proud of the impact Frontier has made on the retirement savings of millions of Australian workers. There will be many legacies of Fiona’s time at Frontier but perhaps the one that will live longest will be the development of other industry professionals, who have moved through and remain at Frontier.
“The importance of professional ethics and and an ethos of fighting for your clients and their ultimate beneficiaries is something Fiona has instilled in the many people she has led at Frontier and this will continue to have impact for many years to come,” Szondy said.
Trafford-Walker has been named one of the world’s Top 10 asset consultants by CIO Magazine.
She is a Non-Executive Director at the Link Group, Prospa Group and the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, and a member of the Investment Committee at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.