Ann Byrne

Bio:

Ann is the former CEO of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). ACSI provides corporate governance advice and research on behalf if its 42 member superannuation funds that collectively manage over A$250 billion on behalf of over 5 million super fund members.

Ann joined ACSI in 2008 with a history of superannuation / pension fund management at UniSuper, the superannuation fund for staff of Australia’s 37 universities and Superannuation Trust of Australia, now Australian Super, a multi industry fund created for the manufacturing sector. In 2007 Ann was awarded the Fund Executive of the Year and was a member of the Board of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. Ann is currently a Board member of Stolen Generations Victoria Ltd, a member of the Business Finance and Audit Committee of Oxfam (Australia), a member of the Monash University Department of Accounting and Finance Advisory Committee and is a National Convener and Book Review Organiser of the Australian Chapter of “Sisters in Crime”./blockquote>

Interests:

I have worked within the Australian financial services sector for some 15 years as a manager of not for profit superannuation funds. Being entrusted with the retirement savings of many Australians highlights the need to ensure that investment markets are sustainable and based on long term strategies.  My current role at ACSI looks at long term governance requirements and the need to take account of environmental and social issues for long term investing.  To achieve these aspirations the governance of funds themselves requires thoughtful minds to harness both the skill needed and the representation requirements to maintain the funds as focused on members needs.

Email: atbyrne[at]bigpond.net.au