A Sydney firm that provides compliance support to financial advisers has hired a former APRA and Colonial Financial Planning professional as its special counsel for superannuation.
Maria Siu is joining SUPERCentral, and will also work with its legal arm Townsends Lawyers.
She will provide superannuation research and advice to the legal staff and clients of both the companies.
Siu has worked in senior compliance, technical services and strategic product development roles with Colonial Financial Planning, BT Portfolio Services, Godfrey Pembroke, APRA, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
SUPERCentral managing director Peter Townsend said: "[Siu] will be an invaluable addition to our team with the remit of focusing on the promotion and delivery of our technical advice and compliance services at the highest quality level."
SUPERCentral's main business is helping with legal documentation for SMSFs, via financial advisers. It also does estate planning and wealth management compliance documentation. Its legal team has seven people.