Industry fund hires group executive

A $51 billion superannuation fund has appointed a new group executive as it reshuffles its team.

Gemma Kyle has been appointed as the group executive of corporate services, which is one of the six newly-created teams inside Rest.

The corporate services team will work on several areas: financial strategy and management; accounting services; company secretariat and legal; audit and risk management; and compliance.

Kyle most recently worked on MLC Life's separation from NAB and established their first-line risk, compliance and financial crime capabilities.

Rest chief executive Vicky Doyle said: "This important role leads a highly skilled team delivering sound financial management, highly commercial legal and compliance capability, and robust risk governance frameworks to ensure our members rights are protected. I am delighted to welcome Gemma to the Rest executive team."

The other newly-formed teams are employer and industry engagement (led by Deborah Potts), people and change (led by Trevor Evans), product and operations, innovation and transformation, and member engagement.

Rest is expecting to announce appointments to three of these teams over the coming weeks.

"The superannuation industry of the future will be fundamentally different to the one we know today. This new internal structure builds on Rest's adaptive and agile business model to connect with working Australians in ways that matter," Doyle said.

Read more: Gemma KyleVicky DoyleDeborah PottsMLC LifeTrevor Evans
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