Investment and superannuation platform HUB24 has appointed its first female board director.
Ruth Stringer will join the HUB24 board from February 2020, using her legal expertise to assist the company's audit, risk and compliance committee.
Prior to this appointment, Stringer worked for several national and international law firms, as well as serving as in-house legal counsel with financial institutions such as MLC, where she served on the leadership team.
Most recently, Stringer worked with ASIC and is currently engaged as a consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills.
Stringer is passionate about improving the superannuation system, in particular by pursuing law reform to better support the provision of income in retirement, HUB24 said.
HUB24 chair Bruce Higgins said Stringer's appointment will strengthen and diversify the platform's board.
"Ruth Stringer's appointment as non-executive director strengthens the board's skills in legal, risk and compliance in addition to overall financial services experience, where Ruth has a strong track record through her highly successful career as a senior executive and well respected financial services lawyer," Higgins said.
"Ruth's appointment as our first female director is an important part of our strategy to increase diversity within our business. I look forward to Ruth's contribution as a director of HUB24 Limited."
The appointment comes after HUB24 was highlighted as one of the only ASX200 companies without a female representative on its board in the Australian Institute of Company Directors' Gender Diversity Report for 2019.