SMSF Association appoints Jeremy Cooper to committee

The SMSF Association has appointed Jeremy Cooper, the chairman of the review into Australia’s superannuation system from nearly ten years ago, to its public policy committee.

SMSF Association CEO John Maroney said the appointment is testimony to the organisation’s commitment to having the right policy settings for retirement income, superannuation and financial services.

“The decision to invite Jeremy to join the committee continues the tradition of looking outside our own membership ranks to ensure we get the expertise, knowledge and experience to make a valuable contribution to the policy debate,” Maroney said.

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Cooper’s career spans more than three decades and includes corporate and M&A work for the law firm Ashurst, five years as deputy chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, a year as chair of the superannuation system review, and more than seven years at Challenger Limited.

“While chairing the review of the superannuation system nearly a decade ago, I came to appreciate both the importance of self-managed super funds and the critical role the SMSF Association plays in advocating for this sector and the broader superannuation industry,” Cooper said.

“I am looking forward to playing a public policy role at a time when we are about to see a majority of the assets in the SMSF in pension mode. It will be critically important to get the policy settings right as we enter into this new chapter of the system’s evolution.”

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