ART shows commitment to advice by elevating the function to the executive level.
The $240 billion Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has elevated its advice function to the executive level in an effort to emphasise the importance of financial advice to retirement.
The fund has created the role of Executive General Manager Advice, Guidance and Education and appointed Anne Fuchs to the position.
Fuchs was previously Head of Advice, Guidance and Education at ART and its predecessor Sunsuper.
Following an executive restructure in March, ART also created the role of Chief of Retirement. The fund said it will announce an appointment to this role in the coming weeks.
ART also appointed Lachlan East as Chief Member Officer and Julie Bingham as Chief of Staff.
East has been with ART and Sunsuper for more than 10 years as Chief Risk Officer and most recently Chief of Staff. He will be responsible for the fund’s member operations portfolio, member service experience, and anticipating and advocating for future member needs.
Bingham has worked at ART and QSuper for six years, most recently as General Manager, Member Engagement.
“As key members of the fund’s wider leadership team, these roles are integral to delivering on Australian Retirement Trust’s ambition to empower our 2.2 million members across Australia to retire well with confidence,” Bernard Reilly, Chief Executive Officer at ART, said.
“These appointments are also evidence of the calibre of amazing internal talent we have at Australian Retirement Trust,” he said.
All appointments will take effect from 1 July 2023.