David Anderson, CEO, Australian Retirement Trust

David Anderson, CEO, Australian Retirement Trust

ART Appoints New CEO

David Anderson Joins From Mercer

ART has found a new CEO, following the departure of Bernard Reilly.

Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has appointed David Anderson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), after Bernard Reilly announced in September to depart the fund.

Anderson joins from Mercer, where in his most recent role he was Chief Commercial Officer.

Prior to this role, Anderson was President, International with responsibility for all of Mercer’s clients and teams in more than 175 cities and 42 countries outside the United States and Canada.

“With a changing superannuation landscape, this 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,” Andrew Fraser, Chair of Australian Retirement Trust, said.

“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.”

Fraser thanked Bernard Reilly for his leadership and commitment to the fund over his tenure as CEO.

“Bernard was integral to the successful delivery of the largest and most complex superannuation merger in Australian history to form Australian Retirement Trust and will leave a lasting legacy for our members,” he said.

“On behalf of the Board and executive team I thank Bernard for his unwavering commitment to acting in our members best interests,” Fraser said.

David will be based in Brisbane and will formally commence in the role of CEO in March 2024, upon the conclusion of Reilly’s announced departure at the end of February 2024.

“I am delighted to be returning to Australia to join Australian Retirement Trust. It will be an honour to lead an organisation that has carved a legacy as one of the largest retirement savings and income funds in Australia,” Anderson said.


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