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Australia’s leading specialist trustee company Equity Trustees has appointed Sue Everingham as a director to the Board of Equity Trustees Superannuation Limited (ETSL).

“In an increasingly heightened risk environment, where demand for our specialist trustee services is increasing, Equity Trustees continues to appoint the most experienced, highly skilled people to ensure we can carry out our trustee obligations to the highest standards,” said Tony Lally, Chairman, ETSL Board. 

Equity Trustees’ Managing Director, Mick O’Brien said: “Sue has outstanding credentials for this appointment, as a lawyer who practices in superannuation, investments and financial services law, with specific experience in the unique area of superannuation trusteeship and more than 25 years’ experience at executive management and Board level.”

Mr O’Brien added that this appointment follows a series of senior appointments which play an integral part of the superannuation trustee service area of the business, including David Warren (senior client manager) and Owen Brailsford as Chief Risk Officer.

Sue joins fellow independent directors Catherine Robson, Ellis Varejes and Tony Lally (Chairman), along with executive directors Mark Blair (Executive General Manager, Superannuation Trustee Office) and Mick O'Brien.

Sue was the Head of the Office of Trustee, Wealth Management Division at the Commonwealth Bank, and is currently a consultant with law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. She has held senior positions in the tax, investments and superannuation practices areas of a number of leading national law firms as well as roles with BT Financial Group, Ashurst, Mercer, Hunt and Hunt, Malleson Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons) and the ATO.

Sue is currently a non executive director of Hannover Life Re Australasia Limited and Destination Southern NSW Ltd. She was previously a non executive director of the Commonwealth Bank Group Super Fund, where she was also chair of the Risk and Audit Committee (2010 – 2013).

She holds a Masters of Taxation (LLM), Bachelor of Economics and Law and is an admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and ACT, and admitted barrister of the Supreme Court of the ACT. Sue is a qualified CPA and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“Sue joins a team proud to be entrusted with the responsibility and oversight of so many superannuation funds where Equity Trustees has been chosen as an independent trustee to look out for member interests. We congratulate Sue on her appointment and look forward to working with her on the ETSL Board,” Mr Lally concluded.

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Alicia Kokocinski

Senior Manager – Marketing & Communications         

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Equity Trustees was established in 1888 for the purpose of providing independent and impartial Trustee and Executor services to help families throughout Australia protect their wealth. As Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, we offer a diverse range of services to individuals, families and corporate clients including asset management, estate planning, philanthropic services and Responsible Entity (RE) services for external Fund Managers.

Equity Trustees Superannuation Limited (ABN 50 055 641 757), AFSL 229757, RSE L0001458, is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615), a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and London.