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CareSuper Chair Cate Wood named as ‘Trustee of the Year’

29 March 2017

CareSuper Chair Cate Wood was recently announced as the recipient of the 2017 ‘Trustee of the Year’ award.

The Trustee of the Year award is presented by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), the peak body for profit-to-members superannuation funds like CareSuper.

The award recognises a super fund director who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the superannuation industry, and has previously been won by three CareSuper directors.

Widely-recognised passion and commitment

CareSuper CEO Julie Lander praised Ms Wood’s contribution to the Fund as well as the broader super industry. ‘On behalf of the Board and staff of CareSuper, we’d like to warmly congratulate Cate on this award’ Ms Lander said. ‘Cate has been a director of CareSuper for the past 17 years, and in that time, she has unwaveringly represented our members’ interests with a focus on delivering better retirement outcomes for them.’

As Chair of the Fund, Ms Wood has led a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the Fund’s governance and long term investment strategy, as well as being an advocate for industry-wide initiatives to improve superannuation for all working Australians – women in particular.  Cate also represents CareSuper on a number of other Boards within the superannuation sector and is the Chair of Women in Super, demonstrating her commitment to the wider industry.

In announcing Ms Wood as Trustee of the Year, AIST President David Smith also acknowledged her important contribution to the industry as a whole. ‘Cate is highly regarded in the superannuation industry for being a passionate and committed trustee director and Chair at CareSuper,’ said Mr Smith. ‘(She) has been particularly active about ensuring women and low income earners get a better deal from super’ he added.

Image: AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck (left) presenting Cate Wood (right) with her award.



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