Advice and super executives recognised in Australia Day honours

25 January 2024
| By Laura Dew |
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A director at the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) and a former superannuation chief executive are among recipients of this year’s Australia Day honours. 

Diana D’Ambra has been made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the finance and banking industry as a mentor and director. 

She has sat on the FAAA board as a non-executive director since November 2020 and is chair of the finance, risk and audit committee. 

Since 2019, she has also worked as chair of the Women in Banking and Finance organisation, a not-for-profit focused on boosting the representation of women in the banking and finance sector. 

She is also the chair of Clime Capital, a listed investment company (LIC) managed by Clime Asset Management, which she has held since November 2022. 

Also receiving the same award is Susanne Dahn, an independent director and chair of the investment committee at superannuation fund HESTA.

Dahn has held the role at the fund since July 2023 and is also a consulting investment adviser at Pitcher Partners Investment Services. 

Receiving the Order of Australia medal (OAM) is Graeme Grant for his service to finance and superannuation. 

Grant was the chair of CareSuper from 20122014 and the former chair of its investment review committee and governance and remuneration committee. 

He was also the chief executive of Cbus from 20042007 and a panel member of the Productivity Commission’s national inquiry into superannuation in 2010.

Nicole Oborne, partner for superannuation and asset management at PwC, also received an Order of Australia medal for her service for the financial services sector and the community. As well as 20 years with PwC, she has been a non-executive director for the annual Mother's Day Classic charity race for the last nine years.

The annual Australia Day Honours recognise Australians who have made outstanding service and contributions to the country. In this year’s list, there are 1,047 recipients. 

Members are awarded for service in a particular locality or field of activity while an OAM is for service worthy of particular recognition.

Click here to read the recipients of the King’s Birthday Honours in June 2023. 

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