According to Mine’s Chair, Grahame Kelly, the appointments strengthen Mine’s credentials as an innovative organisation focussed on member needs.
“We understand that in order to engage with members in more meaningful ways, we need to significantly increase our focus on technology and innovation, while delivering benefits which align to members’ life stage goals. Both Deirdre and Elaine have extensive backgrounds in these key areas, demonstrate a real passion for better member outcomes and will add an enormous amount of value to the Board, staff and members of Mine.”
“Further diversification of the skill of our Board members will complement the progress we have made as an organisation over the past year. The diversity and depth of these appointments will further support our purpose of delivering an exceptional retirement for our valued existing and future members.”
Deirdre was appointed as Mine’s Independent Director in April 2017, and is a member of the Investment Committee. Deirdre is an experienced banking and wealth management executive with 28 years of experience across funds management, insurance, banking, financial advice and innovation. Deirdre was previously Head of Citi’s Retail Banking and Wealth Management business, Head of Private Wealth Advisory & Specialised Investments at NAB and held national distribution roles with Macquarie Bank.
Elaine was appointed as a Director of Mine Wealth and Wellbeing Services Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Mine in February 2017. Elaine has 19 years of experience in strategic and creative marketing, communications and sales in fintech, banking and media. Prior to her current role as Marketing Director at Paypal, Elaine worked in a number of senior leadership and marketing roles at Westpac, BT Financial Group and Reuters London.
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Mine is a profit to members, public offer fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. It employs over 200 staff and manages $10b in funds for approximately 66,000 members.
Mine’s trustee is AUSCOAL Superannuation Pty Ltd (Trustee) and is responsible for the organisation’s management and investment decisions. The Trustee has engaged Mine Wealth and Wellbeing Services Pty Ltd to provide services to the Fund.