Association policy lead to join Treasury

The head of policy at a major industry association has taken a new role with Federal Treasury.

Jordan George has been the head of policy at the SMSF Association for seven and a half years.

The SMSFA confirmed to Financial Standard that George will step into the role of senior adviser, retirement income policy division at the Federal Treasury.

The SMSFA said George has made a valuable contribution in policy to the SMSF Association and broader sector.

He led the SMSFA's work on the Financial System Inquiry, the 2016 superannuation reforms, the establishment of FASEA and its educational and ethical standards, the Royal Commission and the Productivity Commission's superannuation review.

George provided a summary and analysis of the Federal Budget for the SMSFA every year, which the association said was always well received by members.

The SMSFA said: "The association and its members wish him all the best in his future endeavours and our sincere thanks for his committed work over the past seven-and-half years."

It indicated that a suitable replacement will be appointed this year.

"His decision to re-join Federal Treasury is a logical career step considering his keen interest in all aspects of superannuation policy," the SMSFA said .

The association represents the SMSF sector, which is comprised of 1.1 million SMSF members who have over $750 billion in funds under management.

The SMSFA consists of accountants, lawyers, financial planners, tax professionals and actuaries amongst others.

It aims to assist SMSF trustees by providing them with education materials to assist in the running of their SMSF.

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