Credit Specialist appoints superannuation investment guru to its Board

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Gerard Parlevliet has been appointed to La Trobe Financial Asset Management Limited’s Board (“the Board”).

Parlevliet’s career spans more than 38 years of experience, with 25 years’ within the superannuation industry, including 12 years as General Manager (Chief Executive Officer) of the Commonwealth Bank Officers’ Superannuation Fund (Commonwealth Bank Group Super) (“the Fund”) and then 7 years as its Chief Investment Officer.

In his role with Commonwealth Bank Group Super, Parlevliet completed a number of superannuation fund mergers, played a pivotal role in overseeing a significant restructure of the Fund’s $10 billion portfolio, and oversaw excellent investment returns to members. This is a testament to his leadership, investment experience and judgement on complex financial issues.  In recognition of his achievements in this sector, Parlevliet has won several official accolades within the industry, including Chief Investment Officer of the Year at the 2013 National Achievement Awards.

La Trobe Financial’s President & CEO, Greg O’Neill congratulated “Parlevliet to the Board given his leadership, investment and corporate governance experience”.

“La Trobe Financial is a great Australian success story.  I am delighted to join the company’s board of directors and look forward to playing a part in its future success”, said Parlevliet.

O’Neill further commented “Parlevliet’s extensive experience will prove invaluable and will assist us to meet the challenges and opportunities of growing our business in the years ahead. Our customers and our staff will benefit from the skills and experience he brings.”

Parlevliet is based in Sydney and will assist the company in expanding its footprint in the investment sector.

The current La Trobe Financial Board members are Chairman Mr David Bird (lawyer), Deputy Chairman Mr John Marriott (banker), Mr Hung Fei Chan (Hong Kong based businessman), Mr Gerard Parlevliet and Mr Greg O’Neill (CEO).

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