Industry fund chair retires

The chair of a $2.5 billion industry superannuation fund is retiring following about 20 years as a board director.

AvSuper Fund chair George Fishlock will retire at the end of January 2019, having led the fund's board since 2003.

Having worked as an air traffic controller for more than 25 years, Fishlock first joined the AvSuper board in 1999 as a member representative. In that time he has also served as chair of its investment committee and audit, compliance and risk committee.

In announcing his decision, Fishlock said it has been a pleasure to work with the AvSuper board members and staff over the years. He also thanked the fund's membership for affording him the opportunity to serve them.

"It will indeed be a sad day for me to leave the AvSuper family, but in doing so I have every confidence that its future is assured, and that it is operating to the highest standards and efficiency of any Fund in the country," he said.

AvSuper chair Michelle Wade said: "George has been a consistent champion of members' interests during his tenure, as well as a great support and mentor to myself and the management team."

"He will be greatly missed by all here at AvSuper and we wish him well for the future," Wade said.

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