Rest CEO Damian Hill named Fund Executive of the Year

Friday, 14 August 2015

Damian Hill, CEO of Rest Industry Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with more than $37 billion invested on behalf of members, was named Fund Executive of the Year at the Fund Executive Association Ltd (FEAL) annual award dinner in Melbourne on 5 August 2015.

The important award recognises one fund executive who has made an outstanding contribution to their fund and the superannuation industry. Judging is based on strict criteria including innovation, leadership, exceeding expectations, demonstrated strategic planning and contribution to the market place.

John Meagher, Head of Institutional Business at AMP Capital who presented the award, commented that it was Mr Hill’s contribution to the wider industry which distinguished him from other candidates: “The FEAL Fund Executive of the Year award recognises the work of outstanding leaders in the Australian superannuation industry and Damian epitomises what it means to be a true leader.

“He has taken Rest from strength to strength and also contributed to the industry’s development through his participation in many working groups and consultation committees, with a particular focus on legislative changes to superannuation and disclosure to superannuation members.”

FEAL Chief Executive Officer Joanna Davison added: “I’m delighted to recognise Damian’s extensive
contribution to the industry. He works tirelessly for Rest’s members and the superannuation sector more broadly, and his passion for improving member mental health and wellbeing as Chairman of mental health foundation SuperFriend is another sign of his commitment and dedication.”

In his acceptance speech, Mr Hill paid tribute to his board and the employees at Rest: “I am honoured to have been recognised by FEAL and would like to thank AMP Capital for their generous support of the award.”

“However, what this award really reflects is the dedication displayed on a daily basis by all of Rest’s employees and our service providers as well as their unrelenting focus on delivering value to our two million members,” he said.

Mr Hill was chosen for the award by a judging panel consisting of Neil Cochrane, chair of First State Super, Debbie Blakey, chief executive of HESTA, Leeanne Turner, chief executive of MTAA Super, David Elia, chief executive of HOSTPLUS and Dr Sam Wiley, principal of Melbourne Business School.
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About Rest Industry Super

Rest is one of Australia’s largest super funds by membership with over $37 billion in funds under management as at 30 June 2015 and around two million members. SuperRatings awarded Rest Pension of the Year 2015, the second year in a row Rest has won this award. Rest also received Money magazine’s 2015 and 2014 Best of the Best award for Best Super Fund Manager and Best Pension Fund Manager as well as receiving Super Fund of the Year for 2014 at the Chant West/Conexus Financial Super Funds Awards.*

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