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Chris Davies, Chief Executive Officer of TelstraSuper, has been awarded the 2019 Fund Executive Association Limited (FEAL) Fund Executive of the Year.
The annual award, which is in its 18th year and is sponsored by AMP Capital, recognises a fund executive who has made an outstanding contribution to their fund and the superannuation industry.
At a dinner attended by more than 170 industry guests at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne on Wednesday evening, Mr Davies was named the 2019 recipient of the award for his contribution in areas including digital innovation, corporate strategy and industry leadership.
Chris’ outstanding leadership of TelstraSuper and contribution to the industry over several decades makes him the perfect recipient for this award. His passion for digital innovation in particular has helped members become more engaged with their superannuation and goals for retirement. - Marsha Beck, Managing Director of AMP Capital in Australia.
Mr Davies has been the Chief Executive Officer of TelstraSuper since October 2013. TelstraSuper manages more than $21 billion on behalf of 92,000 members.
Mr Davies has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services and is an advocate for innovation in the superannuation industry. He is a board member of ASFA and is the Chair of ASFA’s Super System Design Policy Council as well as a number of other ASFA Committees. Chris is also a member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Advisory Council.
Joanna Davison, FEAL Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to announce Chris as the 2019 fund executive of the year. His dedication to providing the best possible service to members at TelstraSuper whilst contributing to positive changes in the superannuation industry more broadly is outstanding.”
Speaking about the 18th anniversary of the award, Marsha Beck said: “AMP Capital has had a longstanding partnership with FEAL to sponsor this award. Recognising outstanding leadership in superannuation is an important pillar to rebuilding confidence in the system and ultimately improving retirement outcomes for all Australians.”
About the awards
The recipient of the Fund Executive of the Year Award receives an education grant of $25,000 made possible with the generous support of AMP Capital. The education grant has enabled previous award recipients to attend executive education programs at world-renowned business schools including Harvard, IMD, INSEAD, London Business School and Wharton. This important award recognises one fund executive who has made an outstanding contribution to their fund and the superannuation industry. Award nominees are judged on the following criteria:
- Exceeding expectations
- Demonstrated strategic planning
- Contribution to the market place
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